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Title/Transfer Fees

Typical fees to transfer and title a vehicle:

  • Title Fee: $6.25 (plus $2 for each lien recorded)  
The typical fees listed above do not include registration tax, as that is determined for each specific vehicle.

Listed below are additional or different fess which may apply to specific title transactions. To verify fees, please contact Motor Vehicle Services at DVS.motor.vehicles@state.mn.us.
 

Fee Chart

  

​Type of Fee

​Cost

​Details

 Filing Fee

$10
Due with each title transaction.

 Title Fee

$6.25
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

 

$7.25
 

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

 

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

 Title Transfer Fee

 

$5.50
Due for each additional dealer reassignment on a Minnesota title.

 Transfer Tax

 

$10
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