Driver's license renewals and REAL/Enhanced ID applications are available by appointment. Follow these steps:
Pre-apply on the Driver and Vehicle Services website.
- Reserve an appointment online.
Reserve your appointment
Service and license centers are open for walk-ins. However, making an appointment is encouraged.
Go to the Service & License Centers page for business hours. REAL and Enhanced ID applications must be completed 45 minutes prior to closing.
Identification requirements for REAL ID are available on the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website.
Locations – first-time IDs, renewals or duplicates
Locations – same day license
The Lakeville License Center will offer same-day licenses from Oct. 3, 2022 through June 30, 2023. REAL, Enhanced and CDL driver's licenses and permits will not be available same day. For more information, see the Department of Vehicle Services Fact Sheet.
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.
Renewal: Varies by license class and endorsements
Cash, check, money orders, and credit or debit cards (Discover, Visa or MasterCard) are accepted at all three locations.
No knowledge or road testing
Dakota County License Centers do not offer knowledge or road testing exams. To schedule an exam appointment, go to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety,
Driver and Vehicle Services website.
Application forms are available at the locations listed above.
Go to the Minnesota Department of Vehicle Services website for
current rules on required identification.