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Responsibilities

Community Services Building, 14 N 11th St., Cloquet, MN 55720
 
Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
 
Phone number: (218) 879-5951
 
Manuals and forms
 

Services Provided

Auto Title transfers License Tab Renewals
Duplicate License Plates/Tabs Duplicate Titles
New vehicle registration Disability Parking Certificates
Out-of-state vehicle registration Special License Plate applications
State ID Cards ATV Transfers / Renewals
Snowmobile Transfers / Renewals Boat Transfers / Renewals

Procedure/Required Documents

First-Time Minnesota ID Card

  • Present two acceptable forms of ID; at least one of these must be considered a "primary document". Most common forms of ID include:
  • Primary Documents
    • Certified Birth Certificate
    • US Passport
    • Foreign Passport with proof of legal entry (I-94, I-551)
    • Permanent Resident Card
    • Employment Authorization Card
    • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Secondary Documents
    • Social Security Card
    • Out-of-state ID card or driver's license
    • School ID
  • A complete list of acceptable forms of ID is available in PDF format under RELATED LINKS heading (right).
  • Present any documentation that makes you eligible for limited mobility or reduced fee ID indicators.
  • Take photo.
Drivers License/ID Renewal
  • Present your expiring driver's license or ID card. If it has been lost or stolen, we can verify your identity on the state's computer system.
  • Take vision test (driver's license only).
  • We have medical forms available if you are eligible for a reduced fee ID.
  • Take photo.
  • Applicants under 18 years of age must have application notarized by parent or guardian (driver's license only).

ID/Drivers License Duplicate

  • You need to apply for a duplicate drivers license or ID card if
    • your name or address has changed.
    • your Minnesota license or ID has been lost or stolen. 
    • your Minnesota license or ID card has been mutilated or destroyed.
    • you are adding an endorsement (motorcycle, firearm, etc.).
    • you are removing a corrective lens restriction.
  • Present your current driver's license or ID if changing name or address. If it has been lost or stolen, we can verify your identity on the state's computer system.
  • Present certified name change document (marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order) if changing your name.
  • Present documentation that makes you eligible to add any endorsement (test score sheet, firearm certificate, etc.).
  • Provide proof of being eligible to remove a restriction (take vision test or present completed Visual Acuity form.)
  • Applicants under 18 years of age must have application notarized by parent or guardian (driver's license only).

Drivers Instruction Permit

  • Submit your valid test score sheet or current permit. If replacing a lost or stolen permit, we can verify your identity in the state's computer system.
  • A vision test must be taken.
  • Applicants under 18 years of age must have application notarized by parent or guardian.
Driver's License Fees
Class A, regular $45.25
Class A, under 21 $25.25
Class B, regular or under 21 $37.25
Class C Driver's License $30.25
Class D, regular or under 21 $26.25
Provisional Driver's License $17.25
Class D Provisional license upgrade to under 21 DL, on violations on record ($3.50 credit) $22.75
Identification Cards
Under 65 $20.25
Age 65 or older $16.50
Card for person with physical or developmental disability, or qualified mental illness. $0.50
Duplicate driver's license or identification Card

Duplicate Drivers License or identification Card
For lost or stolen cards, address changes, or name changes

$15.75
Others
Class D Instruction Permit $14.25
*  Class A, B, or C Instruction Permit no fee
*  Endorsement examination fees $2.50
*  One Year Motorcycle instruction
     permit/endorsement fee
$21.00
**  Four Year Motorcycle endorsement renewal
       (2 wheel only)
$13.00
** Standby or Temporary Custodian Designation $4.25
** School Bus processing fee -
      original and renewal applications
$4.00

*  Reinstatement fees:

**  Revoked License  
     Alcohol/drugs and criminal vehicular
     operation
$680.00
     Other offenses ( Including No-fault
     Insurance revocation)
$30.00
**  Suspended License $20.00
     No-fault Insurance violation (suspended) $20.00
     CDL Disqualification Fee $20.00
Motorized Bicycle Operator's Permit
*  Knowledge test and 30-day instruction
     permit
$6.75
*  Skill test and 1-year operator's permit $6.75
*  Duplicate of 1-year operator's permit $3.75
Renewal of 1-year permit to age 21 $9.75
Duplicate of renewal permit $5.25
Renewal, age 21 or older $15.75

Retesting Fees

*  Third and subsequent knowledge/written
     test (after failing first two)
$10.00
*  Third and subsequent road/skill test
    (after failing first two)
$20.00

* Available at driver exam stations only

**  Fee does not include the cost of new license

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