Motor Vehicle

Summer hours effective through October 30, 2022

Standard drivers’ licenses and DNR licenses

All driver’s license and state ID applications will be processed:

  • Monday through Wednesday 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Real ID and enhanced driver’s licenses

Real ID and enhanced driver’s licenses will be processed:

  • Monday through Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The process must be started by 3:30 p.m. Please allow time to fill out the application to have the process started by 3:30 p.m.

Bring in your original documents for these licenses.

There are no exceptions.

Location of office

The Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office is located at Northfield City Hall, 801 Washington Street.

Services

  • Processing driver’s license applications, renewals, and replacements
  • Real ID and enhanced driver’s licenses
  • Vehicle title registrations and renewals
  • Special license plate requests
  • DNR registrations of ATVs, boats, and snowmobiles

Interpretation services available

An in-person Spanish interpreter is available in the afternoons. On-call interpretation services are available in more than 240 language at any time. These services are free of charge.

Services not offered

The office does NOT administer driver’s license testing. The nearest exam stations are in Faribault, Minnesota and Eagan, Minnesota.