Titles First time/new to state registration and plates You may need your certificate of origin, title, current registration card, odometer reading and your driver’s license or state ID card If there is a lien against the vehicle, you must provide the date of the loan, along with the name and complete address of the lender If both you and your vehicle are new to Minnesota, and the out of state plates are current, you have a 60-day grace period to register the vehicle Transfer of ownership (title transfer) Buyer must bring the completed title, and a driver’s license or state ID card Seller must complete the "Seller's" portion of title, including signature(s) To transfer an out of state title, complete and bring the title application (PDF) Application process Use our online form with a credit card payment to apply for a duplicate title, duplicate registration tabs, register your car in MN, or transfer title. Gather your vehicle information like the motor vehicle title or registration card. Gather your insurance information. Complete the form. Within 5 - 7 business days we will verify your information and contact you with instructions to complete your transaction which will include options for paying and dropping off completed and signed documentation. If you cannot use the online form, the in person application process is: Gather your documents. Review the requirements and schedule an appointment. Fee Fees vary depending on the classification and year of the vehicle and will be determined during the review process.