Driver's License/Id Card

Overview

Written Exams

The written test is given the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. We require customers to schedule an appointment to take the class D knowledge test www.drive.mn.gov

*Commercial, motorcycle, and DWI knowledge tests are available during regular exam hours on a first-come, first served basis. Depending on volume, they may end earlier than hours posted.

Road Tests

The road tests are given the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. We require customers to schedule an appointment to take a class D driving test www.drive.mn.gov

DRIVER’S LICENSE INFORMATION

-Driver’s Manual

-CDL Manual

CDL Holders: Federal Regulations require all states to review a proof of citizenship or lawful permanent residency document. Visit the DVS website at https://dps.mn.gov for examples of acceptable documentation. You also must complete a CDL Self-Certification form and provide a valid medical examiner's certificate if applicable. Additional information is available on the DVS website.

-Motorcycle Manual

https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/forms-documents/Pages/default.aspx


Effective Oct 1, 2018, all applicants/Applications need to be in the office by 4:30 p.m. due to the new FASTDS Driver License System. When renewing/applying, you must request if you want Real ID/Enhanced Driver’s License/ID. They both require additional documents and $15 fee for Enhanced.

 

Real ID Driver’s License and ID Cards

Click the link to view required documents.

https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/real-id/Pages/required-documents.aspx


Enhanced Driver’s License and ID Cards

Click the link to view required documents.

https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/forms-documents/Documents/EDL-EID-Identification-Requirements.pdf

Find out what License or ID best fits your needs with this comparison chart.


FOR ONLINE SELF SERVICES 

https://driverservices.dps.mn.gov/EServices

-Pre-Apply for a Driver's License or ID

-Schedule or reschedule an exam

-Pay reinstatement fees

-Driver's License status lookup

-Help me choose a license/ID type

  1. Anna Curry


  2. Jessica Suess


  3. Jamie Sharp


  4. License Center

    Physical Address
    710 Second Ave S
    St. James, MN 56081

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 518
    St. James, MN 56081

    Phone: 507-375-1219
    Fax: 507-375-2532

    Hours 
    Monday through Friday 
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.