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.
Standard drivers’ licenses and DNR licenses
All driver’s license and state ID applications will be processed:
- Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
- Tuesday 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
- Friday 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Real ID and enhanced driver’s licenses
Real ID and enhanced driver’s licenses will be processed:
- Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
- Tuesday 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
- Friday 7:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
The process must be started at least 45 minutes before closing. Please allow time to fill out the application to have the process started 45 minutes before closing.
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.
Contact the Minnesota Department of Driver and Vehicles Services for additional information:
Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles