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Driver and Vehicle Services

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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

DVS is now able to transfer special plates (critical habitat, personalized, veteran, etc.) from one vehicle to another. If you have attempted to transfer a special plate in the past when this option was not available, you can visit your local deputy registrar office at your convenience to transfer your special plates to the new vehicle. If you have questions, please email DVS at dvs.motor.vehicle@state.mn.us.

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 40 days to process.