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To Qualify for a Full-Privileges License:
Testing Knowledge (Written) Test: Knowledge (Written) tests are available on a walk-in basis at Driver Exam stations during certain hours. You must show proper identification when you are ready to take the test. The knowledge (written) test contains multiple choice and True/False questions that show how well you know and understand Minnesota traffic laws and road signs. Only one test is allowed per day. Some stations offer a computerized test which is available in English or several other languages (Hmong, Vietnamese, Somali, Spanish and Russian). Skills (Road) Test: The skills (road) test consists of a demonstration of your vehicle's safety equipment, your vehicle control skills and a driving performance test. You are tested on your ability to drive a motor vehicle safely under normal traffic conditions. You may not have anyone in the car during the test other than the driver examiner. We recommend that you make an appointment for a skills (road) test. This can be done online or by calling (651) 284-1000. See below for information regarding winter road testing. To take the road test you must have:
What to Bring
Anyone turning 21 years of age should not renew a license until 3 weeks before their 21st birthday.
Pre-Apply for a Driver's License - This will reduce the time you spend at the driver's license office.
Requisitos de Identificacion
Full Face Photo Example
Medical Conditions and Your License - Just the Facts
Expedited (Fast Track) Driver's License - Just the Facts
Minnesota Driver's Manual
El Manual del Conductor de Minnesota
I am on active military duty and my Minnesota driver's license is about to expire, what do I do?If you are on active duty with the U.S. armed forces and have a valid Minnesota driver's license, you are not required to renew your license until you are discharged, regardless of your length of service. This law also applies to the spouse of someone on active duty, if the spouse does not reside in Minnesota during the active duty period. For more information, see Class D - Active Military Duty.
Effective January 1, 2014, the driver’s license filing fee which pays for the costs of the services provided in the driver’s license/ID card issuance process, increases from $5 to $8, as required by Minn. Stat. 171.061, HF 1444, Chapter 117.
Mail:Driver and Vehicle Services – Central OfficeTown Square Building445 Minnesota Street, Suite 190Saint Paul, MN 55101-5190Email:Driver Services DVS.email@example.comPhone:Driver’s Licenses: (651) 297-3298Office Locations: (651) 297-2005Driver’s License Status: (651) 284-2000 or onlineSchedule a Skills (Road Test): (651) 284-1000 or onlineAssistance for Hearing Impaired Callers (TDD/TTY): (651) 282-6555
DVS Office Locations