The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division is warning about a distribution in services as they upgrade to a new computer system.

Starting November 4th, online registration renewal will be unavailable, it will resume on November 16th when the new MNDRIVE computer system will launch. Online class D knowledge test registration is also unavailable now through November 15th.

“We know that limiting online services and closing offices temporarily may inconvenience some, but this is an important step to ensure the transition from MNLARS to MNDRIVE is smooth,” DPS-DVS Director Emma Corrie said.

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All remaining online services will be unavailable from November 10th - 15th. They are also planning on closing exam stations, deputy registrar and driver’s license agent offices. Here is a list of all those closures:

  • Nov. 11 (Veteran’s Day) – Nov. 14: DVS exam stations, deputy registrar and driver’s license agent offices close or limit services.
  • ​Nov. 11 is a state holiday. DVS exam stations are closed on this day each year.
  • Nov. 12: 14 regional DVS exam stations are closed to the public. No services are available, including road tests and knowledge tests.
  • Nov. 13: Regional DVS exam stations offer road tests by appointment only. No other services, including application services for those who pass their road test, are available.
  • Nov. 14: All 15 regional DVS exam stations are closed to the public.

When the new MNDRIVE system will upgrade the driver’s license system providing lots of new features including the ability to upload and submit documents required for vehicle service transactions online, accurate fee calculators and vehicle identification number verification with vehicle title and registration, and much more. You can get more details here.

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