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Minnesota Registration Renewal

The state of Minnesota requires you to renew your registration each year. The Driver and Vehicles Services division of the Department of Public Safety will send out a reminder when your registration is about to expire.

This reminder will contain your renewal month, the renewal fee, and the name and the address that have been listed on your registration. Once you receive your renewal notice you can renew your registration.

The state of Minnesota offers several ways to renew your registration. There are no emissions requirements for vehicles in the state.

To renew your registration in person you will need to go to the local DVS Deputy Registrar and bring with you the following:

  • DVS renewal notice or the current registration of the vehicle
  • Proof of auto insurance
  • Appropriate documentation to change your name or your address if necessary
  • Payment for the renewal fee

In order to renew your registration online you will need to visit the DVS renewal website where you will enter the license plate number of your vehicle as well as the last 3 digits of the VIN.

You will then need to verify that the information on the registration is correct and make a payment using a MasterCard, Visa, or E-check, after which you will receive a printable receipt. There is a $2.15 fee for renewing online.