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Driver and Vehicle Services

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
 

License and ID Card Processing Times

How Long will it Take to Receive my License or ID Card?

 

License and ID Card Processing Times as of Jan. 23, 2020:

  • Standard licenses and ID cards: DVS is currently processing standard applications from Dec. 17, 2019.
  • REAL ID-compliant licenses and ID cards: DVS is currently processing REAL ID applications from Dec. 3, 2019.
  • Enhanced driver's licenses and ID cards: DVS is currently processing Enhanced applications from Nov. 25, 2019.

Total Licenses and ID Cards Issued since Oct. 1, 2018, as of Jan. 15, 2020:

DVS launched a new driver services system on Oct. 1, 2018. Since that date, DVS has issued:

  • 1,372,414 standard licenses and ID cards.
  • 230,592 REAL ID-compliant licenses and ID cards.
  • 113,869 Enhanced driver's licenses and ID cards. 

Minnesotans who have questions or concerns about the status of their license or ID card can contact DVS at dvs.driverslicense@state.mn.us or 651-297-3298. Include your full name and date of birth with your question in the email.

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