✅ Updated September 2021
Ultimate guide to renewing your driver's license in Minnesota
Here's the ultimate guide to renewing your driver's license in Minnesota. We've simplified the entire process for you so you can save time.
What You’ll Need to Renew your Minnesota Driver License
- Your valid (or expired less than one year) Colorado driver license, instruction permit or Minnesota driver's license (current or expired for five years or less)
- Social Security number (SSN)
- For a name change, one of the following is necessary:
- A certified marriage certificate
- A certified divorce or dissolution of marriage decree specifying the name change
- Other certified court order specifying the name change
What You’ll Do to Renew your Minnesota Driver License
- Step 1: A renewal license can be obtained at any Driver’s License Office or Driver and Vehicle Services Exam Station. Before you go, use the Pre-Application feature for faster service.
- Step 2: Complete an application at the renewal office
- Step 3: Payment is by personal check or cash only. For all fee information, please see the complete list.
- Step 4: Vision is screened for drivers’ licenses
- Step 5: Picture is taken
Caveats and Exceptions
- Provisional licenses expire two years from the date of the original application, not on the birthday. Be sure to check the expiration before renewing. See Class D New Driver - Under Age 18 Page for more information.
- Anyone turning 21 years of age should not renew a license until 3 weeks before their 21st birthday.
- A parent or legal guardian must sign the application for anyone younger than 18 years of age.
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