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Firefighter License Plates / Red Lamp Permit


Minnesota Statutes 168.12


Application for Firefighter License Plates for MN Motor Vehicles

All applications for firefighter license plates must be accompanied by a letter of authorization from the fire chief of the department of which the applicant is a member. Eligibility for firefighter license plates is limited to active members of a MN fire department.
Firefighter License Application
(Sample Letter)
Fire Chiefs who believe an individual is no longer eligible for firefighter license plates may contact the Department of Public Safety - Driver and Vehicle Services Division in writing at:
Driver and Vehicle Service Division
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101-5164
Withdrawal of Approval for Special Firefighter License Plates
(Sample Letter)


Red Lamp Permit

Applicant must be a current member of a volunteer fire department, ambulance service or emergency medical first responder.