✅ Updated September 2020

Ultimate guide to Registering your Vehicle in Minnesota

Here's the ultimate guide to registering your vehicle in Minnesota. We've simplified the entire process for you so you can save time.

What You’ll Need to Register your Vehicle in Minnesota

What You’ll Do to Register your Vehicle in Minnesota

  • Step 1: New residents have 60 days after becoming a resident in which to register their passenger vehicle, motorcycle, utility trailer or house trailer, provided the registration displayed on the vehicle is current. If the registration is expired or if the vehicle is a commercial trailer or truck you must obtain registration immediately.
  • Step 2: You will need to go to a Deputy Registrar Office to register your vehicle for the first time in Minnesota.
  • Step 3:  You will also need to present identification
  • Step 4: The deputy registrar will issue you Minnesota license plates and registration stickers. Next year you will be able to renew the registration online.

Caveats and Exceptions

  • If your registration expires before the 60-day grace period is up, you must obtain Minnesota registration at the time of expiration. If the registration currently displayed on the vehicle is expired, or if you had to surrender your license plates in your previous state of residency, you must apply for Minnesota registration immediately.

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