Driver and Vehicle Service offices close

All driver and vehicle service offices, deputy registrars, and drivers’ license agents have closed across the state at least through April 10 to comply with the stay-at-home executive order. Minnesotans with drivers’ licenses or ID cards scheduled to expire during the COVID-19 outbreak will receive an extension through a bill passed and signed by the governor last week.

Drivers with a currently valid license will be allowed to continue driving with an expired date on their license during the peacetime emergency and the two consecutive months following the end of the emergency before they must renew their license.

The Department of Homeland Security has also granted states a one-year extension before REAL ID requirements go into effect. The majority of Minnesotans have not yet renewed their licenses to comply with REAL ID, which will be required to fly domestically by autumn of 2021.