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 are required to wear face coverings and follow social distancing guidelines. We request that visitors who are COVID-positive or symptomatic do not enter county facilities.

Expiring state IDs extended due to COVID-19

State IDs that expire between March 13 and July 31 are valid until September 30. 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 and lawful driving privileges

Real ID compliant state ID

Not required until 2021. Valid for:

Enhanced state ID

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

Valid for:

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

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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