What You Need to Know to Visit a Reopened DVS Location
Minnesotans have missed a lot of things during the stay at home order: going to restaurants; spending time with friends and family; seeing movies, shows, and sports. And whether or not you’ve missed going to Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) exam stations, it’s possible you might have some business there now that the Department of Public Safety has reopened 14 exam stations to serve customers statewide. But it’s not exactly business as usual, so you may have a few questions.
This DPS Blog will answer some of your questions about going to a DVS office and show you where to get more information.
DPS-DVS Reopens14 Exam Stations May 19; Changes in Place in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic
DPS-DVS reopened 14 exam stations to serve customers statewide on May 19.
The Brainerd exam station was scheduled to reopen May 19, but will be delayed due to a fire in Brainerd City Hall.
These locations are open: St. Paul, Arden Hills, Anoka, Eagan, Plymouth, Rochester, Mankato, Marshall, Willmar, Detroit Lakes, St. Cloud, Duluth, Grand Rapids, and Bemidji.
The Fairmont exam station opened May 26 for road tests only.
Minnesotans can complete these services at open exam stations May 19-22: knowledge tests, permit applications, motorcycle and CDL road tests and evaluation services. Exam stations will be open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Independently owned and operated deputy registrar and driver’s license agent offices are able to open their doors to customers, at 50 percent occupancy with social distancing measures in place, as of May 18.
DPS-DVS resumed Class D road tests on May 26, with those who had their appointments canceled during the stay at home order given priority. New class D road test appointments are not available to the public until June 8.
More information is outlined in a recent news release.
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Federal REAL ID Enforcement Deadline Extended to Oct. 1, 2021
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement deadline to Oct. 1, 2021.
The deadline was originally set for Oct. 1, 2020, but is being delayed by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The federal, state and local response to the spread of Coronavirus here in the United States necessitates a delay in this deadline," Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf said in a statement. "Our state and local partners are working tirelessly with the Administration to flatten the curve and, therefore, we want to revmoe any impediments to response and recovery efforts."