Sherburne County Driver's License office offers Appointments

Appointments are recommended but not required.   Appointments are best to be prepared and to reduce your wait time as walk ins are limited by staffing and may experience longer wait times or service delays. 

Please read below before you apply


Please come prepared. Below are some reminders and information that will be helpful for you when you arrive and to reduce time and confusion. 

  •  The REAL ID deadline is extended to May 7, 2025.
  • DVS offers a number of online services. Visit to find out if you can complete your transaction online before you visit offices. 

Come prepared for your appointment

  • For all Drivers License Appointments you need to schedule an appointment with us and then fill out an application ahead of time.  Remember, if you apply for a REAL or Enhanced ID/DL you will need to bring in specific documents. Please review the MN Department of Vehicle Services site for more information.  (Help me choose which license is right for me)
  • Please bring your own black pen.
  • We accept all forms of payment: Cash, Check or Credit Card (with 2.15% fee)
  • If you are changing your name you must change with the Social Security office before you can change your license.  You will still need to  bring in your original name change documents with you on the day you apply. 

Bring the correct documentation

Required Documents for: 

         Real ID/DL

         Enhanced ID/DL 

         CDL Medical Certification  

         Disability Parking  Permit/Certificates  

         Travel Concerns: Which license or credential is right for me?

Booking Help and What to Expect When You arrive:

Show up for your appointment no earlier than 10 mins before and check in at Door A. You will be greeted at the door, and you must confirm you have an appointment.  Please reschedule or cancel with as much notice as possible. Cancelling ahead of time allows us to open that appointment to another person who needs it.  

To modify an appointment online, visit our appointment page, Appointment Booking.

 Or you may call or email our office at:
Drivers License Center
Phone: 763-765-4375

Click on the links below for more information on the service or the required forms.
Drivers License- Real - Enhanced- Standard  (Help me Choose)
Disability Parking Permits/Certificates
CDL Medical Certification  (can upload online here)

REAL IDs in Minnesota - What you need to apply

You will be able to use your standard license or ID card  for federal purposes, including boarding domestic flights, until May 7th, 2025. 

 A valid Passport is already Real Id compliant and can be used for both domestic and International travel. For More information on Passports 

Pre-Application Feature Makes Office Visits Quicker

To Pre-Apply for a Drivers license or ID click here

A pre-application feature in the new driver’s license system will allow Minnesotans to enter a significant portion of their driver’s license or ID card application online – including REAL ID applications - reducing the time spent in driver’s license offices. 

The new feature, also available on mobile devices, includes the list of required documents for each license type so applicants can have all necessary documents ready when they visit a driver’s license office.

The License Center handles Driver Licenses and state identification cards.   Please note we are not an exam station all testing must be done before coming to our office to apply.  Driver licensing services includes:

Identification Requirements

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

Services Not Available

  • Written Knowledge and Behind the Wheel Tests 
    Exam Station Locations (PDF)
  • Testing and Information for Drivers License for All
  • Motor Vehicle Licenses and License Tabs:
    Department of Motor Vehicles
    600 Railroad Drive
    Elk River, MN 55030
    Call 763-441-2110 for further information.

  • Business Licensing

    The  Auditor/Treasurer department issues County Liquor Licenses through the Minnesota Liquor Control Commission and also issues Transient Merchant Licenses and Precious Metals Licenses.