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Office of Traffic Safety

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

What's New?

All Motorcycle Training Courses Cancelled Through June 1

The Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center is cancelling all motorcycle training courses through June 1 at all MN State training sites statewide due to COVID-19 concerns. Riders who have registered for these courses will be contacted by the training site for refund or rescheduling information.

Once motorcycle training courses resume, class sizes will be limited to eight students instead of 12 to keep the total number of people on the range at any time to 10. Two instructors teach each course. MMSC instructors will sanitize motorcycles after each course. 

MMSC will provide additional updates if anything changes. 

A valid motorcycle permit is required to use the Basic Rider Course skills test to obtain your motorcycle endorsement. All DVS offices are closed through April 10, so you cannot apply for a motorcycle permit at this time. More information about DVS services is available on the DVS website​. Expired motorcycle permits are accepted if they have been expired for less than one year. 

First Fatal Motorcycle Crash Happened March 31 in Blue Earth County

The first motorcycle fatality of the 2020 season happened March 31 in Blue Earth County. Last year's first fatality happened on April 12. 

As more riders take their motorcycles out of storage andhit the road, it's important to make safety a priority. 

  • Wear full protective gear, including a DOT-approved helmet.
  • Ride as though other drivers can't see you. They may not be used to looking twice for motorcyclists after a long winter.
  • Ride sober.
If you are riding, find riding tips on the riding tips webpage​.
  Riding for pleasure is allowed during Gov. Walz's stay at home order. Find more information on the governor's website.​

Need to Renew Your Motorcycle Registration? Mail to DVS

If you need to renew your motorcycle registration between now and April 10, you can mail in the bottom half of your renewal notice with your check or money order made payable to DVS Renewal to:

DVS Renewal

PO Box 64587

St. Paul, MN 55164-0587

All DVS exam stations, deputy registrars and driver's license agent offices are closed to follow Governor Tim Walz's executive order for Minnesotans to stay home and slow the spread of COVID-19 Offices will stay closed through April 10 when the executive order is set to expire.

Motorcycle registrations cannot be renewed online. Online registration renewal is only available for passenger class vehicles (car, pickup under 1 ton or SUV).

Road Guard Applications will not be Processed Now - April 10

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division (DPS-DVS) will not be processing Minnesota road guard applications beginning March 28-April 10. Staff will be away from the office to follow Governor Tim Walz's executive order for Minnesotans to stay home and slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Featured Video

Video Description: Motorcycle crash survivor Geri Katte shares her story after taking a nasty spill on I-35W. Expect the unexpected by always wearing your riding gear, and prepare for the unexpected by taking a riding training course.