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The online knowledge test (written test) will no longer be available starting July 2nd.  This feature was only available during the state’s peacetime emergency, which ends today.

Knowledge tests will remain available at DPS-DVS exam stations – the closest location to La Crescent is in Winona at the Winona Mall.  They offer tests Monday-Wednesday from 8:15 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

DMV HOURSMon. – Thurs. 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

PHONE: (507) 895-4627

ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT:  Cash or Check only


License Bureau Services:

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.

PROOF OF INSURANCE IS NOW REQUIRED BY THE STATE OF MINNESOTA WHEN RENEWING LICENSE PLATE TABS AND REGISTERING A NEW VEHICLE.


Testing:

Written tests: Due to Covid-19 written tests are not currently being done at City Hall.  The written test can be taken online at http://dvs.dps.mn.gov can    Manuals to study for the tests can be found online at http://dvs.dps.mn.gov 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 stations are in Rochester and Winona.  For more information please visit http://dvs.dps.mn.gov

For additional Online services check out drive.mn.gov

 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.