Licenses - Driver's License, Permit, and State ID

An application must be completed to renew, replace, or apply for a Minnesota ID, Driver's License or Permit. Applications are available:

  • Monday:  7:30am-7:15pm
  • Tuesday-Friday:  8:00am-4:15pm

For payment of application fees, we accept:

  • cash
  • personal checks
  • for an additional 2.45% convenience fee, credit/debit cards: VISA, Mastercard & Discover
    We are unable to process credit/debit cards with PIN required access
Social Security Numbers are required on all applications for ID's, Permits, and Licenses.

Road Tests: Thursdays by appointment only: Call 651-284-1000 or reserve online at DPS.mn.gov

Not available at Sherburne County Government Center:

  • Reinstatement Fee acceptance
  • Written Knowledge Tests - Alternate knowledge testing sitesPDF
  • Enhanced Driver's License or Identification Card
  • Motor Vehicle Licenses and License Tabs:
    see Department of Motor Vehicles located at: 600 Railroad Drive, Elk River.
    Call 763-441-2110 for further information.

Minnesota 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.

Additional information:


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. Your Social Security Number is required on the application.

We cannot transfer an out of state driver's license to Minnesota without additional testing. See New Residents

CDL license holders will be asked to complete a Medical Self-Certification Form and submit an unexpired Medical Examiners Certificate, if applicable. A one-time submission of a citizenship document is also required at this time in order to renew a CDL license.

June 25, 2015 Memo from DVS for Proof of Citizenship for CDL Renewals PDF

Fees:

  • Class A regular: $44.25
  • Class A under 21: $24.25
  • Class B regular/under 21: $36.25
  • Class C regular/under 21: $29.25
  • Class D regular/under 21: $25.25
  • Provisional: $21.75 ($3.50 credit)
  • Instruction Permit: $13.25

  • full fee list

Endorsement Fees:

Motorcycle instruction permit: $21.00
Motorcycle renewal: $13.00
School Bus original/renewal: $4.00

Retesting Fees:

Third and subsequent knowledge/written test: $10.00
Third and subsequent road/skill test: $20.00

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Identification Requirements

Do you have proper identification?

View the Identification Requirements PDF as published by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

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State Identification Card

You can obtain a Minnesota identification card by completing an application and presenting two forms of identitfication. A photo and signature will be taken to be included on the ID card. Your Social Security Number is required on the application.

A Reduced Fee Identification Card is available to persons with a physical or developmental disability or qualified mental illness. To qualify, you must submit a completed Eligibility Form PDF.

Fees:

  • Under age 65: $19.25
  • Age 65 and older: $16.50
  • Reduced Fee ID: $ .50

Visit the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website for more information.

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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. Your Social Security Number is required on the application.

Fee: $13.25

An Instruction Permit is valid for two years from the date of application.

  • If you are 19 years of age or older, you must hold an instruction permit for at least three months before taking a road test. This includes applicants who can't show proof of previously having a license or instruction permit.
  • If you are 18 years of age or under, you must hold an instruction permit for at least six months before taking a road test.
  • If you are under 18, the Instruction Permit is Phase 1 of Minnesota's new Graduated Driver's Licensing (GDL) system PDF.  You must present a certificate of enrollment from an approved driver education course that indicates you have completed the classroom part of your training.
  • Your application must be signed by a parent/guardian in person when the application is submitted, or the parent or guardian's signature must be notarized prior to submitting the application. See Understanding Minnesota Traffic Law for Drivers Under Age 18 for more information.

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Provisional License

For persons under 18 years of age at the time of the road test, the Provisional License is Phase 2 of the GDL system. This license is valid for two years from the application date and has restrictions regarding nighttime driving and passenger limitations that do not apply to a full driver's license. See the Minnesota Driver's Manual for additional information.

To qualify for the Provision License:

  • Be at least 16 years of age,
  • Complete the classroom and behind-the-wheel phases of driver education,
  • Have held an instruction permit for six months with no convictions for moving or alcohol/controlled-substance violations,
  • Submit a Supervised Driving Log or a driving log that shows you have completed at least 50 hours of supervised driving, 15 hours which are nighttime hours, and
  • Have passed a road test.

Applicants under 18 years of age must have the application signed by a parent or guardian. Your Social Security Number is required on the application.

Fee: $16.25

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Driver's License or ID Duplicate/Replacement

When a card is lost, damaged, destroyed, or no longer accurate, an application must be completed for a duplicate or replacement card. Identification requirements will apply if there is a name change. A vision test is not required. Applicants under 18 years of age must have the application signed by a parent or guardian. Your Social Security Number is required on the application.

Fee: $14.75

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New or Returning Residents of Minnesota

If you are a driver moving into or returning to 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.

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Forms

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Enhanced Driver's License or Enhanced Identification Card
**NOT available at Sherburne County Government Center**

Minnesota residents are now able to apply for an enhanced version of their driver's license or identification card that will allow re-entry into the United States via land and sea from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean. In addition to serving as a driver's license or ID card, the enhanced driver's license (EDL) and the enhanced identification card (EID) are among the federally-approved border-crossing documents required under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. An EDL/EID is not valid for international air travel.

The cards must denote citizenship and identity and contain technology and security features approved by the secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security. Only Minnesota residents who are also United States citizens and at least 16 years of age may apply for an EDL or EID. An EDL/EID must be mailed to the Minnesota residential address that appears on the EDL/EID card. The fee for an EDL or EID is $15 in addition to the fee required for your driver's license or non-driver photo ID card transaction.

For additional information regarding documentation required and a list of the 14 exam stations where EDL/EID are able to be processed, visit the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

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Auditor/Treasurer Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Auditor/Treasurer
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Elk River, MN 55330-1692

Office Location & Hours

Phone: 763-765-4375
Fax: 763-765-4400

Ditch Inspector: 763-765-3362

auditor@co.sherburne.mn.us
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