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State IDs

A state ID can be used as official identification for those who do not drive. 

Types of state IDs and application process instructions are below.

COVID-19 response

  • All visitors to county facilities who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear face coverings.
  • Fully vaccinated people do not have to wear face coverings in county buildings, but are welcome to do so.
  • Fully vaccinated means that it has been 14 days after the last dose in a person's vaccine series. Children under 5 are exempt from this requirement.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, do not enter county facilities.
  • You do not have to be vaccinated to enter a county facility.
  • Learn more about requirements when visiting county buildings.
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Standard state ID

Valid for:

  • Domestic air travel – through May 3, 2023
  • Identification

Real ID compliant state ID

Not required until May 3, 2023. Valid for:

Enhanced state ID

Can be issued only to U.S. citizens. Not required until May 3, 2023.

Valid for:

  • Domestic air travel
  • Access to federal and military facilities
  • Identification
  • Re-entry into the U.S. via land and sea from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean

Note: we stop taking applications for enhanced licenses one (1) hour prior to closing.

Traveling now? See MN driver’s license and ID options.

Application process

  1. Complete the pre-application online
  2. Gather your required documents
  3. Schedule an appointment or come in to one of our locations

When you come in 

Bring the following:

Cost

Application process

  1. Complete the pre-application online
  2. Gather your required documents
  3. Schedule an appointment or come in to one of our locations

When you come in

Bring the following:

Costs

Apply for a duplicate state ID within 30 days of a name or address change, or if you have lost your ID.

Your name must already be updated in the social security system for us to accept application for a state ID name change. Learn more about how to change your name on your social security card at Social Security Administration or Social Security Card FAQs.

Application process

  1. Complete the pre-application online
  2. Gather your required documents
  3. Schedule an appointment or come in to one of our locations

When you come in 

Bring the following:

  • One primary and one secondary document from the identification list (PDF)
  • Your Social Security number, if you don't have one

Cost

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