Motor Vehicle Titles

COVID-19 Status Update - 7/10/2020 12:00 PM

We are now accepting appointments for additional services in the Deputy Registrar office.  See below for a comprehensive list.  Please be aware we are not accepting appointments for tab renewals at this time.  These will continue to be done via drop box.  Should you need to speak with a representative about other options, please call 952-496-8432. 

You may make an appointment if your transaction is one of the following:

  • Vehicle transfer
  • Duplicate title
  • Lien release
  • Name change on title
  • Special plate application or transfer
  • Specialty registration such as farm quarters, high/low, partial pay
  • Disability certificates or plates

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Motor Vehicles Appointments

COVID-19 Status Update - 6/3/2020 4:00 PM

Scott County Customer Service is now accepting appointments for driver’s license and identification card transactions only. This includes renewals, duplicates for address changes, lost or stolen licenses, upgrades to Real or Enhanced DL/IDs. Please click here for more details! 

All other services such as tabs, title transfers, disability certificates, duplicate titles, and other deputy registrar services will continue to be offered through the drop boxes or mail. We are also able to accept applications for marriage licenses via email, fax, mail, or drop box. Please ensure that all transactions left in the drop boxes have a phone number enclosed. Requests will be processed within 48 hours and returned via mail.

Please follow us on Facebook to see our step-by -step videos on how to process transactions during a building closure. 

Questions? Reach out to us via email at customerservicevm@co.scott.mn.us or call 952-496-8432. We have staff ready and available to answer your questions from 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday.

Application Process


First Time/New to State Registration & Plates


 
Complete and bring the title application Application to Title a Motor Vehicle (PS 2000) (PDF) . Bring your certificate of origin or title (if you don't have one of these documents, bring the current registration card), the 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 lienholder.

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.
 
Remember to bring your insurance information.  Information consists of the insurance company's name, the policy number, and the policy expiration date for the subject motor vehicle or motorcycle.
 
Apply in person at one of our Customer Service Centers
 


Motor Vehicle Title Transfer

Buyer must bring the completed title, odometer reading and a driver’s license or state ID card.
Seller must complete the "Seller's" portion of title, including signatures
You may want to bring the seller with you (not required).

If there is a lien on the vehicle you will have to bring a lien release from the bank.

Remember to bring your insurance information.  Information consists of the insurance company's name, the policy number, and the policy expiration date for the subject motor vehicle or motorcycle.

Apply in person at one of our Customer Service Centers

Cost

Fees vary depending on the classification and year of the vehicle. Title fees generally run around $30, plus any applicable excise tax and any registration costs.
 
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..