Your tabs or registration stickers expire each year and must be renewed. The expiration month is shown on the sticker on the lower left corner of the plate, and the expiration year is shown on the sticker on the lower right corner of the plate.
For passenger class vehicles, registration must be purchased by the last day of the expiration month and must be displayed in the proper location on the vehicle’s license plate within 10 days following the last day of the registration month (MS 168.09, Subd 4).
For miscellaneous (truck, motor cycle, trailer, etc.) class vehicles, registration must be purchased and displayed in the proper location on the vehicle’s license plate by the last day of the month of expiration.
Tabs or stickers will be issued at the time you apply.
- Tabs or stickers applied for at the University of Minnesota location will be mailed.
Renewal or duplicate tabs
Apply in person at any county service center.
- Bring current year renewal notice, or the license plate number and ID
If you are not the registered owner of the vehicle, you must have permission from the owner to purchase the license tabs. Have the owner complete and give you the permission to purchase (PDF) form to buy the tabs. Bring that completed form in to any county service center.