Drivers Licenses & IDs

Driver’s license renewal changes: updated August 18, 2020

Can I renew my standard driver’s license or ID card online?

Yes. Gov. Walz signed a bill into law that waives the photo and vision screening requirement for Minnesotans renewing or replacing their standard driver’s license or identification card. This change allows Minnesotans to renew or replace their standard driver’s license or ID card online at  provided there is no name, address, signature or license number change. Minnesotans can do this by selecting Apply for a Driver’s License or State ID and following the prompts. You will need to provide required information and pay a fee. Your application will be processed and card will arrive in the mail.

In order to renew online, your driver’s license must currently be valid or expired for less than one year. Minnesotans who renew their standard driver’s license or ID card while the photo and vision requirement is waived will not be required to complete a vision screening or have a new photo taken until the next time they renew or upgrade their license. This applies to standard applications submitted now through June 30, 2021. If you are upgrading to a REAL ID or enhanced driver’s license you will need to visit our office in person. Book an appointment at  

Minnesota law automatically extends the expiration of any non-commercial driver’s license, ID card or permit that would have expired between 3/13 and 10/31 to a new expiration date of November 30. While your card shows expired, law enforcement has access to your updated information. Commercial Drivers must follow the current federal law - please visit  for the most current information.

Appointments for driver’s licenses and Minnesota I.D. cards

Scott County Customer Service is now accepting appointments for driver’s license and identification card transactions only. This includes renewals, duplicates for address changes, lost or stolen licenses, upgrades to Real or Enhanced DL/IDs. Upgrades to Real ID or Enhanced ID do require additional documentation.

What type of license are you looking for? Unsure about your options? Click here to find out more:

Have you pre-applied for your license? Please do so here before making an appointment:

Are you ready to make an appointment? Select the appointment box below. (Please use Chrome or Safari for best possible experience - Internet Explorer may not function properly.) *Appointments are able to be booked for the next 60 days only. If there are no available times we are booked out, please check back


New or returning resident to Minnesota

If you are a new or returning resident to Minnesota and have a valid license from another state, please be advised in order to obtain a Minnesota driver’s license you will need pass the knowledge (written) exam before you can apply for your license. We are not exam office and do not offer any testing at this location.  Click on the link to find the nearest exam station

A standard driver’s license or ID is acceptable for domestic air travel until October 1, 2021.


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We’ll need to view your DD 214 at the time of the application.

Minnesota offers veterans the opportunity to display their veteran status on their driver license or state ID card. This can help you obtain discounts and other benefits from local businesses and organizations without having to carry discharge papers with you as proof of service. When you apply for, renew, or update your license you will need to present your DD 214 in order to qualify for the indicator.


COVID-19 Status Update - 6/3/2020 8:00am

All other services such as tabs, title transfers, disability certificates, duplicate titles, and other deputy registrar services will continue to be offered through the drop boxes or mail. We are also able to accept applications for marriage licenses via email, fax, mail, or drop box. Please ensure that all transactions left in the drop boxes have a phone number enclosed. Requests will be processed within 48 hours and returned via mail.

Please follow us on Facebook to see our step-by -step videos on how to process transactions during a building closure. Ready to make an appointment? Please call 952-496-8432.

Questions? Call or reach out to us via email at We have staff ready and available to answer your questions from 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday.

Driver’s Licenses that have expired since the peacetime emergency was declared (March 13, 2020) have been granted an extension. Currently this extends valid licenses through the end of July. 

Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time.