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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

  • Visitors to most county buildings are not required to wear a mask.
  • Visitors may still be required to wear a mask in certain county buildings, including correctional, detention, and health care settings. Follow instructions from signage and building staff.
  • Masks are recommended for those who are unvaccinated or at high-risk for COVID-19.
  • Visitors who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not enter county buildings, when possible. If these visitors must enter, they should wear a mask.
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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

Complete the pre-application online.

Gather your required documents.

Review appointment requirements and schedule an appointment.

You can also come in to one of our locations. Walk-in services are limited based on staffing and physical spacing guidelines

When you come in

Bring the following:

Cost

Application process

Complete the pre-application online.

Gather your required documents.

Review appointment requirements and schedule an appointment.

You can also come in to one of our locations. Walk-in services are limited based on staffing and physical spacing guidelines

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

Complete the pre-application online.

Gather your required documents.

Review appointment requirements and schedule an appointment.

You can also come in to one of our locations. Walk-in services are limited based on staffing and physical spacing guidelines

When you come in

Bring the following:

Costs

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