Renew your Minnesota driver's license

Determine the Status of Your LicenseRenew-License

You license must be renewed once a year on or before your birthday. If you aren’t sure about the status of your license, you can order a copy of your driving record.

Valid License
Class D regular licenses and motorcycle licenses expire every year on your birthday. Provisional licenses expire two years from the date of application.

Expired License
If you let your license expire, you may face extra fees.

Suspended License
Driving with a suspended license is illegal. When you get your license back, you’ll face higher premiums so you might want to shop around for new insurance.

Lost License
You’ll need to order a duplicate, and report it, especially if you think it was stolen.

Check Your Renewal NoticeRenew-License

You’ll be mailed a renewal notice two to three months before your license’s expiration date. The notice is not required for renewal. You may renew your license up to 12 months in advance.

Renew OnlineRenew-License

This option is not available.

Renew By MailRenew-License

This option is not available.

Renew In PersonRenew-License

Renewals are done in person, on a walk-in basis. Be prepared to:

* Bring your expiring license and provide your Social Security number
* Get a new picture taken
* Pass a vision screening
* Pay $24 for a Class D, $20.50 for a provisional license upgrade, or $15 for a provisional. Check ahead to find out what payment methods are accepted – cash and check are usually always accepted, though.

Update Your Driving SkillsRenew-License

Consider taking a supplemental traffic school course. It will sharpen your driving skills and may even lower your insurance rates.