Driver's Licenses / State ID Card

If you are new to the State of Minnesota, you are required to take a written test to obtain your Minnesota license.  Please go to www.drive.mn.gov to schedule your test.  All written tests are done at the State Exam Station located at 2161 Bassett Drive, Mankato.

Which License or ID is Best for Me? 


Use 
this comparison chart to find out what License or ID best fits your needs. 

Fees - click here to see a list of fees. 


  • MN Department of Public Safety  - Driver and Vehicle Services 

REAL IDs: 


  • Minnesota's REAL ID Driver's License and Identification Cards are available. 
  • Available at the License Center 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
  • Get more information here

Enhanced Driver's License/ID Card


  • Available at the License Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 
  • Click here for more information. 

State Identification Card


  • Submit proof of identity.
  • Verification of physical disability or mental disability needed for special fee I.D.
  • Have a photo taken.

Driver's License (First Time Application) 


Note: Applicants under 18 of age must have the application signed by parent or guardian and their signature must be notarized.

Driver's License Renewal


  • Submit current driver's license.
  • Take vision and peripheral test.
  • Have a photo taken.
Note: Applicants under 18 years of age must have the application signed by parent or guardian and their signature must be notarized.