The state of Minnesota requires all trailers that are on the streets or highways to be registered. Depending on the gross weight of the trailer, not all trailers are titled. Go to the
Minnesota Department of Vehicle Services website for guidelines.
Reserve your appointment
Drop box available
Registration can be renewed via the drop boxes located at each location.
Service and license centers are open for walk-ins.
Fees vary for both title transfers and registration according to classification and year of the vehicle.
Cash, check, money orders, and credit or debit cards (Discover, Visa or MasterCard) are accepted. A 2.49-percent convenience fee is charged for credit and debit cards.
Please bring the renewal notice that was mailed to the owner. If you don't have the renewal notice, you must:
- Own the vehicle and show a valid ID at the counter. If you are not on the title, you must have written permission from the owner to purchase tabs on their behalf.
- Provide the correct address. If you have a new address, ask to have your vehicle address updated.
If you're purchasing tabs for a vehicle that doesn't have your name on the title, please fill out the Authorization to Purchase Vehicle Registration Form.
Minnesotans who are registering, renewing license tabs or transferring ownership of motor vehicles and motorcycles will need to provide the following information:
- Name of insurance company
- Policy number
- Expiration date of the policy
- Motorcycle engine number
Renewal notices can be emailed instead of mailed. Ask about this option when you get to the counter.
Duplicate or replacement plates or tabs
If your plates or tabs have been lost, stolen, destroyed or not received in the mail, you can visit any license center to get replacements. A replacement form can be filled out ahead of time or during your visit. Complete a replacement form.
Check status of tabs
You can check on the status of your renewed tabs or plates on the Driver & Vehicle Services website.
Under Vehicle Services, select More Vehicle Services. Then, click Check My Plate/Sticker Order Status.
Report missing tabs
If you haven't received your renewal tabs more than two weeks after sending in payment, report you haven't received your tabs on the Driver & Vehicle Services website.
DVS will email you a verification letter to use as proof of registration until your tabs arrive.
Disability certificate and plates
You can also apply for disability license plates at all license centers. Cost of disability license plates is $19.
You and your physician must complete and sign an Application for Disability Parking Certificate.
A temporary 90-day certificate will be issued at the time of application. Disability plates, placard or both will be mailed to you by the state.