Please note: The State of Minnesota has increased the fees for drivers licenses effective January 1, 2014. Fees listed on this page are current.
The Driver's License Center Hours:
7:30am-7:30pm MONDAY: Applications are available until 7:15pm
8:00am-4:30pm TUESDAY-FRIDAY: Applications are available until 4:15pm
10:00am-11:15am THURSDAY only - 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, credit and debit cards.
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.
Fee: $ 14.25
An instruction permit is valid for two years from the date of application.
If you are under 18 years of age, your application must be signed by a parent/guardian in person when the application is submitted, or notorized by a parent/guardian prior to submitting the application. See Understanding Minnesota Traffic Law for Drivers Under Age 18 for more information.
New Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Law: As of January 1, 2015, if you are under 18 at the time of the road test for the provisional license, you must present a certificate of enrollment from an approved driver education course that indicates you have completed the classroom part of your training and submit a supervised driving log to the driver exam staff. 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.
Fee: $ 15.75
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
CDL license holders will be asked to complete a Medical Self-Certification Form and submit an unexpired Medical Examiners Certificate, if applicable.
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 an application and presenting two forms of identity. A photo and signature will be taken to be included on the ID card.
Visit the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website for more information.