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Frequently Asked Questions

 

​Topic Response
Transfer of special plates from one vehicle to another

At this time, DVS is unable to transfer special plates (critical habitat, personalized, veteran, etc.) from one vehicle to another. DVS and MN.IT are working on this. A person can either purchase a new plate or request a 60-day permit from their local deputy registrar's office or directly from DVS. To request a permit from DVS, please email DVS at dvs.motor.vehicle@state.mn.us and include your license plate or VIN number along with your full name. Include your date of birth and vehicle model if you do not know your plate or VIN number.

Completed Online Registration Renewal

​If you renewed your registration online you will receive your tabs within 14 days. Please allow an additional 5 days for registration renewals requiring a plate fee.

If you have not received your tabs or replacement plates, and it has been more than 21 business days, please report the problem to DVS.

​Mailed in Registration Renewal (Tabs)

​If you renewed your registration by mail using the envelope in the renewal notice, you will receive your stickers (tabs) and your replacement plates, if applicable, in 10-14 days.

If you have not received your registration stickers, and it has been more than 14 days, please contact DVS using the contact forms here.

Completed Registration Renewal in Person

​If you renewed your registration in-person at a deputy registrar, you received your license plates or tabs at that time. No further action is necessary.

Transactions mailed directly to DVS

​Title and registration applications mailed directly to DVS are processed in the order they are received. These transactions are taking about 32 business days to process.

If you applied for title and have not yet received it

​DVS is working through title applications in the order they are received. These transactions are taking about 90 days to process.