Renewal

Updated 01/15/2021

My driver’s license is expiring, is there an extension to renew?

Gov. Walz signed two bills into law that extend the expiration dates of driver’s licenses, ID cards and permits that expire during and the month after the COVID-19 peacetime emergency ends to two months after the peacetime emergency ends.

What that means:

DPS-DVS will automatically extend the expiration to March 31, 2021, for any driver’s license, ID card or permit that would have expired between March 13, 2020 and Feb. 28, 2021. Minnesotans will not receive a new credential, but their record will reflect the new expiration date.

  • Anyone with credentials expiring March 1, 2021 or later will need to renew on time, despite any extension of the COVID-19 peacetime emergency, unless DVS is granted legislative authority to extend those expiration dates.
  • Those with credentials extended to March 31, 2021, will need to renew their license or ID card by that date.
  • Commercial driver's license cardholders have an extension ending no later than Feb. 28, 2021, unless the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) chooses to extend beyond that date.
  • Commercial Drivers must follow the current federal law - for the most current information visit https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/COVID-19  
  • Minnesotans will not receive a new credential, but their record will reflect the new expiration date.

What’s included: 

  • Any valid driver’s license, instruction permit (including commercial learner’s permits), provisional license, operator’s permit, limited license and farm work license. This includes valid out of state driver’s licenses, ID cards and permits.

Can I renew my standard driver’s license or ID card online?

Yes. Gov. Walz signed a bill into law that waives the photo and vision screening requirement for Minnesotans renewing or replacing their standard driver’s license or identification card. Minnesotans can renew or replace their standard driver’s license or ID card online provided there is no name, address, signature or license number change and your driver’s license is currently valid or expired for less than one year.  Citizens will not be required to complete a vision screening or have a new photo taken until the next time they renew or upgrade their license. 

To renew online, visit https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/news/Pages/online-knowledge-testing.aspx and select Apply for a Driver’s License or State ID and follow the prompts. 

Appointments for Minnesota Driver’s Licenses and ID cards

Our Customer Service department offers appointments for Minnesota driver’s license and identification card renewals, replacements due to an address change or if your card was lost or stolen. You can also upgrade to a Real ID or Enhanced DL/ID. Note: upgrades to Real ID or Enhanced cards do require additional documentation.

What type of license are you looking for? Unsure about your options? Click here to find out more: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/real-id/Pages/license-id-options.aspx

Have you pre-applied for your license? Please do so here before making an appointment: https://driverservices.dps.mn.gov/EServices/_/

New or returning resident to Minnesota

If you are a new or returning resident to Minnesota and have a valid license from another state, please be advised in order to obtain a Minnesota driver’s license you will need pass the knowledge (written) exam before you can apply for your license. We are not an exam office and do not offer any testing at this location.  Click on the link for more information https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/news/Pages/online-knowledge-testing.aspx

A standard driver’s license or ID is acceptable for domestic air travel until October 1st, 2021.

Apply in person



Renew your drivers license or state ID at the Shakopee Customer Service Center
  

Remember to bring

  
  • Your Social Security number if you have one
  • If you are under 18, a parent or guardian with proper identification must be present
  • If your name has changed since your last renewal, bring a certified copy of:
       
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce or dissolution decree
    • Certified court order specifying a name change

Cost



Cost varies for class and any endorsements you might have  

You can pay with cash, check (payable to Scott County) or credit card. If you pay with a credit card you will be paying a 2.45% convenience fee.