Real ID Drivers License or ID
My driver’s license is expiring, is there an extension to renew?
Gov. Walz signed two bills into law that extend the expiration dates of driver’s licenses, ID cards and permits that expire during and the month after the COVID-19 peacetime emergency ends to two months after the peacetime emergency ends.
What that means:
DPS-DVS will automatically extend the expiration to March 31, 2021, for any driver’s license, ID card or permit that would have expired between March 13, 2020 and Feb. 28, 2021. Minnesotans will not receive a new credential, but their record will reflect the new expiration date.
- Anyone with credentials expiring March 1, 2021 or later will need to renew on time, despite any extension of the COVID-19 peacetime emergency, unless DVS is granted legislative authority to extend those expiration dates.
- Those with credentials extended to March 31, 2021, will need to renew their license or ID card by that date.
- Commercial driver's license cardholders have an extension ending no later than Feb. 28, 2021, unless the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) chooses to extend beyond that date.
- Commercial Drivers must follow the current federal law - for the most current information visit https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/COVID-19
- Minnesotans will not receive a new credential, but their record will reflect the new expiration date.
- Any valid driver’s license, instruction permit (including commercial learner’s permits), provisional license, operator’s permit, limited license and farm work license. This includes valid out of state driver’s licenses, ID cards and permits.
Can I renew my standard driver’s license or ID card online?
Appointments for Minnesota Driver’s Licenses and ID cards
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New or returning resident to Minnesota
A standard driver’s license or ID is acceptable for domestic air travel until October 1st, 2021.
What is a Real ID Drivers License or ID?
The REAL ID Act establishes minimum standards for proof of identity and requires applicants to meet these standards when applying for a compliant card. Proof of identity, Social Security number, and Minnesota residence address must be presented at the time the first application for a REAL ID compliant card is made, even if you have previously submitted such documents when applying for a Minnesota Driver’s License or Identification Card. Original documents are required. Photocopies, scans, and faxes will not be accepted.
You may renew your current Minnesota Driver’s License or Identification Card without presenting any additional documentation. If you opt not to apply for a REAL ID compliant card, the card you receive will be marked as not for federal purposes. You may only have one REAL ID compliant card, regular card, or enhanced card. You cannot have more than one Minnesota Driver’s License or Identification Card.
What do I need to apply for a Real ID?
Real ID Requirements (PDF)
Cost varies for class and any endorsements you might have
You can pay with cash, check (payable to Scott County) or credit card. If you pay with a credit card you will be paying a 2.45% convenience fee.