is enabled and that cookies are turned on.
Each category (like About the DPS), has multiple sub-categories. To browse these
categories, please click on the links in the global navigation bar, and you will
be presented with these links.
If you have any questions, please see the Help Section or contact us.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Back to Search Steps
Vehicle registration expires each year (refer to your vehicle’s current tabs for the month) and must be renewed. You may renew in person at a DVS Deputy Registrar Office.
If you are changing your name, you must renew your registration in person. You will need to provide a certified marriage certificate, a certified divorce or dissolution of marriage decree specifying the name change or other certified court order specifying the name change. You are also required to change your driver's license within 30 days of legally changing your name or address (refer to the Driver's License steps, select your class and you can find more information about changing your name and/or address on your driver’s license).
Registration Exemption for Active Duty Military Personnel
Reference: Minnesota Statutes, section 168.031
All motor vehicles, as defined in Minn. Stat. 168.002, registered in Minnesota to any person in active military service, located/based outside Minnesota, is exempt from registration tax while in active service and for 90 days after completion of active service. All other associated fees still apply (replacement plate fee, contributions, tech surcharge, filing fee).
Active Duty Military Personnel must follow the steps listed below in order to claim vehicle registration exemption:
Vehicle Registration fees vary by vehicle, refer to the Registration Tax for more information.
Minnesota Statute 168.013
Minnesota Statutes 169.791
The Minnesota No-Fault Act (Minnesota Statutes 65B.48)
Duplicate Stickers - Just the Facts
I lost my tabs. What do I do?
You will need to acquire duplicate tabs (stickers). Read Just the Facts and complete the Application for Duplicate Plates AND/OR Stickers Forms (PS2067B).
Beginning on January 1, 2012, owners of off-highway motorcycles (OHM) can convert them for on-highway use and self-certify that the conversion meets all the requirements for use on public roads and highways. In the past this conversion could only be done with a given kit and certified by the manufacturer that built the motorcycle. Now the owner can make this certification themselves. However, the owner needs to be aware that many requirements must be met.
Driver and Vehicle Services – Central OfficeTown Square Building445 Minnesota Street, Suite 168Saint Paul, MN 55101-5168
Driver and Vehicle Services RenewalP.O. Box 64587 St. Paul, MN 55164-0587
DVS Office Locations
Renew Tabs By Mail
Renew Tabs Online
New Resident Tab Registration
Register your watercraft: visit the Department of Natural Resources Website or a DVS Deputy Registrar Location.
Status of Tabs