COVID-19 Driver’s License Extensions End in One Week

Driver’s license extensions end on March 31.

  • The remaining 132,000 Minnesotans who have COVID-19 driver’s license and ID card extensions have just one week to renew their credentials.
  • The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division (DPS-DVS) announced on Jan. 27 that approximately 300,000 Minnesotans needed to renew their driver’s license or ID card by March 31.
  • To maintain a valid driver’s license or ID, anyone with an extension must renew by the deadline.

DPS-DVS is working hard to make sure every Minnesota with an extension is aware they must renew by March 31 to maintain a valid driver’s license or ID.

Our normal DMV hours are Mon. – Thurs. 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Phone: (507) 895-4627

Starting Monday, December 14th you can call (507)895-4627 to schedule an appointment for all motor vehicle services, except Tab Renewal. Tab Renewals can be done online, by mailing in, or you can drop off through the City Hall drop off slot & we will mail your tabs back to you (please make sure to include your paperwork, insurance information, & a check with your phone number on it made out for the correct amount to Deputy 031 La Crescent).

All other questions can be directed to (507)895-4627. If you cannot get through, please leave a message and your call will be returned in a timely manner.


Please write in the name of the insurance company, policy number, and expiration date on your renewal slip.  If you do not have your slip please bring in your insurance card.

License Bureau Services:

  • Vehicle registration (please arrive no later than 5:30)
  • License plate renewal
  • Driver’s license renewal
  • DNR licensing of: watercraft, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles

Written tests: Due to Covid-19 written tests are not currently being done at City Hall.  The written test can be taken online at can be taken at City Hall on the 4th Thursday of each month (except for November) from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and requires no appointment. 

Manuals to study for the tests can be found online at or purchased in our office at $5.00 each for vehicles or motorcycles and $8.00 for CDL manuals.

Behind the wheel testing: Currently, due to Covid-19, the closest examination station is in Rochester.  For more information please visit is conducted on the 4th Thursday of each month (except for November) at City Hall.  Appointments are required for behind the wheel testing.  To make an appointment for the behind the wheel driver’s test, please call Winona Monday – Wednesday at (507) 312-2670 or register online  

 New residents must change their license within 60 days after moving to Minnesota from another state (a written test must be taken) or 30 days after a change of address within the state.