Licenses

Effective as of Monday March 30th, the Sherburne County Driver’s License office and services will be suspended due to the Governors Emergency Order. 


Please stop back here for when this service will be made available again. If you have any questions please refer to the Minnesota Department of Public Services website for the most updated information during this time. You can find this at www.dps.mn.gov .

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement deadline to Oct. 1, 2021.

The deadline was originally set for Oct 1, 2020, but is being delayed by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience at this time and hope to be able to serve you again soon.

 Stay Healthy~Thank You


REAL IDs in Minnesota - What you need to apply


Real ID: Be ready by October 2021:  Watch Video Here

 You will be able to use your standard license or ID card  for federal purposes, including boarding domestic flights, until Oct. 1, 2021. 

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


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. Driver licensing includes:

Identification Requirements

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

Services Not Available

  • Reinstatement Fee acceptance
    Available Locations (PDF)
  • Written Knowledge and Behind the Wheel Tests or Licensing for New or Returning Minnesota Residents
    Exam Station Locations (PDF)
  • 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.