Appointment-only services during COVID-19
Beginning June 1, driver's license renewals and REAL/Enhanced ID applications will be available by appointment only. Follow these steps:
Pre-apply on the Driver and Vehicle Services website.
- Reserve an appointment online.
Reserve your appointment
Renewals and duplicates
Dakota County can issue a renewed or duplicate Minnesota Driver’s License or Identification Card.
Renewals require the applicant to take a vision test and have a photo taken. Proper identification must be present.
Duplicates are issued to replace a lost or stolen valid Driver’s License or Identification Card. They may also be issued for address and name changes.
Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL), REAL ID and first-time ID applications will be accepted during these times:
- Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
- No Saturdays
Identification requirements for REAL ID are available on the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website.
Renew or duplicate
Renewal: Varies by license class and endorsements
Cash, check, money orders, and credit or debit cards (American Express, Discover, Visa or MasterCard) are accepted at all three locations.
No written or behind-the-wheel testing
Dakota County License Centers do not offer written or behind-the-wheel testing. Check the Minnesota Department of Public Safety,
Driver and Vehicle Services website or call
651-284-1000 for locations, hours, services and fees.
Application forms are available at the locations listed above.
Go to the Minnesota Department of Vehicle Services website for
current rules on required identification.