State IDs

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

Service by appointment only

Applications are being taken by appointment only. Walk-in service will not be provided. Anyone without an appointment will be asked to leave.

Types of state IDs and appointment instructions are below.

COVID-19 response

All staff and customers must wear a mask or face covering and stay 6 feet apart from others. Do not enter county buildings if you are sick.

Expiring state IDs extended due to COVID-19

State IDs that expire between March 13, 2020 and January 31, 2021 are valid until February 28, 2021. Expiration dates will automatically be changed to February 28, 2021. Out of state licenses may be used in Minnesota for more than 60 days. Learn more about the extension.

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ID options

Standard state ID

Valid for:

  • Domestic air travel – through October 1, 2021
  • Identification

Real ID compliant state ID

Not required until October 2021. Valid for:

Enhanced state ID

Can be issued only to U.S. citizens. Not required until October 2021.

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.

Renewal

Online application

For applicants renewing a standard ID who do not need to change their name, address, signature or license number only. Applicants who need to change one of these items or upgrade to an enhanced or REAL ID must follow the Application process below.

Click Apply for a Driver’s License or State ID on the DVS online self services

Application process

  1. Complete the pre-application online
  2. Gather your required documents
  3. Schedule an appointment

At your appointment

Bring the following:

Costs

Duplicate, change, or replacement

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

At your appointment

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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