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Title/Transfer Fees

Typical fees to transfer and title a vehicle:

  • Title Fee: $7.25 (plus $2 for each lien recorded)  
The typical fees listed above do not include registration tax, as that is determined for each specific vehicle.

Title fees and duplicate title fees include a $1 technology surcharge.

Listed below are additional or different fess which may apply to specific title transactions. To verify fees, please contact Motor Vehicle Services at
Note: Effective July 1, 2012 Minnesota’s $1.75 Technology Fee, applied to many driver and vehicle services transactions for several years to help pay for Driver and Vehicle Services technology upgrades, will be reduced to $1. Thus, several driver and vehicle transactions will reflect a new fee. 

Fee Chart


​Type of Fee




Filing Fee


$ 10
Due with each title transaction.


Title Fee


$ 7.25
Due on all initial applications for title and title transfers; including:

  • Each time a title is issued
  • Repossessions
  • Corrections on titles
  • Name changes


Duplicate Title Fee


$ 8.25


​Expedited Title (Fast Track) Service


$20​ ​Available for Titles at participating offices. Is an additional, optional fee which guarantees a title will be processed within three (3) business days and will be received in the mail within 10 business days.


Grant of Security Interest (Lien)


$ 2


Late Transfer Penalty


$ 2
Due if a transfer is not submitted within 10 business days of the sale date.


Non-Title Transfer


$ 3


Public Safety Vehicle Fee


$ 3.50
Not due on transfers of non-titled trailers.


Assignment of Security Interest


$ 1


Release of Security Interest


No fee, if submitted with another transaction.  However, the $10 filing fee is due to clear a lien from a title.


Title Transfer Fee


$  6.50
Due for each additional dealer reassignment on a Minnesota title.


Transfer Tax


Not due on these applications:

  • To transfer from joint to single ownership (the fee is due to transfer from single to joint ownership)
  • In a licensed dealer name (if held for resale)
  • In a leasing company name
  • In the name of a government entity
  • In the owner’s name listed on the foreign state title or registration card
  • For vehicles weighing less than 1,000 pounds