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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 August 15:

  • Standard licenses and ID cards: DVS is currently processing standard applications from July 19.
  • REAL ID-compliant licenses and ID cards: DVS is currently processing REAL ID applications from July 22.
  • Enhanced driver's licenses and ID cards: DVS is currently processing Enhanced applications from July 24.

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

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

  • 978,743 standard licenses and ID cards.
  • 123,701 REAL ID-compliant licenses and ID cards.
  • 67,510 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.