Department of Public Safety News Release - effective June 28th, 2011:
The driver's license center is open:
Mondays: 7:30am - 7:30pm
Tuesday through Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Written exams are offered every Thursday between 10:00 and 11:15 a.m.
at the Sherburne County Government Center.
No appointment necessary.
MN Driver's License Manuals
As part of a new green initiative, Driver's License Manuals are now available online, exclusively.
Use the links below to view an entire manual in English or visit the Department of Public Safety website for other options.
Road tests are offered every Thursday at the Sherburne County Government
Center by appointment only.
Call 763-422-3401 to schedule an appointment.
Motor Vehicle Licenses and License Tabs - NOT AVAILABLE
The Department of Motor Vehicles is located at 600 Railroad Drive, Elk River.
Call 763-441-2110 for further information or directions.
We accept the payment for driver's license fees in the form of cash, personal check, Visa, or Mastercard.
Driver's Instruction Permit
You must submit a valid test score sheet or current permit, and two forms of proper identification. If you are replacing a lost or stolen permit, a vision test will be required. Applicants under 18 years of age must have the application signed or notarized by a parent or guardian.
An instruction permit is valid for two years from the date of application.
Permits are renewable. You must carry your permit whenever you practice driving.
When practicing with a permit, you must be accompanied by a licensed adult driver. If you are under 18, the supervising driver must be 21 years of age or older. If you are 18 or older, the supervising driver must be an adult of 18 years of age or older.
Driver's License Duplicate/Replacement
Proof of Identity must be submitted when there is a change of any kind. A vision test is not required. Applicants under 18 years of age must have the application signed by a parent or guardian.
Driver's License Renewal
You must submit your current driver's license. A vision test and photo will be required. Applicants under 18 years of age must have their application signed by their parent or guardian. We cannot transfer an out of state driver's license to Minnesota without additional testing. See New Residents
Motorcycle instruction permit: $21.00
Motorcycle renewal: $13.00
School Bus original/renewal: $4.00
Third and subsequent knowledge/written test: $10.00
Third and subsequent road/skill test: $20.00
New Residents of Minnesota
If you are a driver moving into Minnesota from another state, certain U.S. territories, or Canada, it may be possible for you to get a license by passing the appropriate written test (s) and vision test only. To be able to do this you must have a valid driver's license (or one which has been expired less than one year) from your former home state and a certified copy of your birth certificate. You will also need a certified copy of a name change document if your current name does not match your birth certificate or former state license.
Please see the information published by the Driver and Vehicle Services Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety for more details.
Proof of Identity
Do you have proper identification?
View the Identification Requirements as published by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
State Identification Card
You can obtain a Minnesota identification card by completing the driver's license application and presenting two forms of proper identification at the Sherburne County Driver's License Center.
In order to apply for a State Identification Card, you must present two forms of identity . A photo will be taken and included on the identification card.
Visit the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website for more information.