Driver's License

Obtaining a driver’s license

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

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.

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.

Location of office

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

More information

Contact the Minnesota Department of Driver and Vehicles Services for additional information:

Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles

651-296-6911

651-282-6555 (TDD/TTY)