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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 DVS.motor.vehicles@state.mn.us.
 
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

​Cost

​Details

 

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

 

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

 

$  6.50
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