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April 21, 2014
Owatonna Exam Station To Temporarily Close
Remodeling to Begin April 30; Services Moving to Faribault Exam Station

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Owatonna’s driver exam station will close for a one-year remodeling project beginning April 30.

During the remodeling, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) Faribault exam station located at 1105 W. Division St. will extend its days of service.

The Faribault Exam Station will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning April 30.

To Schedule your road test appointment

Knowledge tests are also available on a walk-in basis up to 45 minutes prior to closing.

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  • Visit and select “Locations” on the homepage
  • Call 651-297-2005

About the Minnesota Department Public Safety
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) comprises 11 divisions where 2,100 employees operate programs in the areas of law enforcement, crime victim assistance, traffic safety, alcohol and gambling, emergency communications, fire safety, pipeline safety, driver licensing, vehicle registration and emergency management. DPS activity is anchored by three core principles: education, enforcement and prevention.

About Driver and Vehicle Services
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division (DVS) is responsible for driver testing, driver licensing and maintenance of driver records; driver evaluation and compliance; motor vehicle title and registration; commercial vehicle registration; motor vehicle dealer licensing and regulation; and enforcement of no-fault insurance requirements.

The Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS) is a multi-year project sponsored by the Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services Division (DVS). It replaces the division’s 30 year old information technology system with one that will meet the needs and expectations of the division’s customers, employees and business partners. The project runs through 2016.

Driver and Vehicle Services Highlights

  • DVS 2013:
    • 1,754,265 driver’s license and ID cards issued.
    • More than 1.4 million titles issued.
    • Nearly 5 million vehicles registered.
  • DVS’ Public Information Center handled 1.1 million phone calls and 70,000 email correspondences.
  • Web-based services include driver’s license status check, registration renewal (tabs), and test scheduling.
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