License Center

The License Center now has two separate Service Counters.  


The Indoor Service Counter accepts Appointments and Walk Ins, see walk in times below.  The Indoor Service Counter processes ALL transaction types offered a the Wright County License Center.  If you are looking to Renew, Upgrade, or Apply for a First Time application for Driver's License/ID/Permit, you MUST use the Indoor Service Counter.  Motor Vehicle and DNR Transactions are accepted as well as Paying a Reinstatement Fee, Filing a CDL Medical Certificate or Applying for a Disability Certificate.  Appointments can be made at the link below.  All customers must check in with a deputy before proceeding to the Indoor Service Counter.

License Center Indoor Service Counter, located in the Government Center, Room 160

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
Indoor Service Counter is Closed 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Walk ins accepted 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Walk In hours may vary depending on customer volume.  If you are checked into the queue, you will be helped in order of check in, and customer wait time varies depending on volume.

**Appointments are served on time and Walk Ins are served in order of check in.**


The outdoor Walk-Up Window is a walk-up services, first come first served.  No appointments are accepted for the Outdoor Walk-Up Window, the line forms outside.  ALL Motor Vehicle and DNR transactions can be completed using this Walk-Up Window as well as Duplicate Driver's License/ID/card applications.  You can also Pay Reinstatement Fees, file a CDL Medical Certificate or apply for a Disability Certificate.  You CANNOT Renew, Upgrade, or Apply for a First Time Driver's License/ID/Permit at the Outdoor Walk-Up Window.  See List below for additional transactions accepted at the Outdoor Walk-Up Window.

License Center Outdoor Walk-Up Window, located on the South side (lake side) of the building, with the line forming outside. 

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Expanded List of Services Provided at the Outdoor Walk-Up Window 

Tab renewals *Insurance required for most Motor Vehicle renewals
Title transfers *Insurance required for most Motor Vehicle transfers
New or Replace plates/tabs
Duplicate titles (on site printing capability)
Out of state vehicle registrations
DNR Recreational Vehicle Renewals
DNR Recreational Vehicle Transfers
Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Disability Parking Certificates
CDL Medical Certificates
Request Reinstatement requirements
Paying a Reinstatement Fee (Cash or Credit/Debit ONLY)
Turning in missing documentation with a Letter from DVS
Duplicate license or ID applications (replace a Lost/Stolen card, update address)


Changing/Updating the name of your Driver's License/ID/Permit Card:  You MUST register your new name with Social Security first. Once the name has been changed with Social Security, you can complete an application at our Indoor Service Counter. You will be required to show a certified copy of the name change document (marriage certificate, Divorce decree, or court ordered name change document).

Under 18:  A parent or legal guardian (with a Court Ordered Legal Guardianship documents) MUST accompany anyone under the age of 18 applying for a Permit or Driver's License.  The Blue Card or other acceptable Proof Document from a Certified Driving School are REQUIRED to be submitted for First Time Permit Applications.  The Road Test Exam record and Driving Logs are REQUIRED to be submitted for First Time Provisional Driver's License Applications. 

Turning 21: You cannot Renew your Driver's License/ID/Permit card more than 60 days prior to your 21st birthday.  Commercial Driver's turning 21 cannot register as "Interstate" on their CDL Medical Self-Certification form until their 21st birthday.

Motorcycle Engine Number:  Motorcycle Title transfers or first-time registration REQUIRE the engine number to be submitted at time of transfer.

Insurance: Insurance is REQUIRED for Motor Vehicle registration renewal, title transfers, or application for new title/registration (excludes Trailers and Mobile Homes).  Proof of insurance can be electronic, and the information needed is the Insurance company name, Policy number, and Policy expiration date.  View Minnesota Statute 169.798 for more details.  insurance is NOT required for Driver's License/Permit Renewals or DNR Renewals.

Combination Fishing/Hunting Licenses: New in 2021, both you and your spouse must be present to purchase a combination license in person. Both spouses must provide a verify their customer records on file with the DNR to purchase a combination license in person.

*Additional fees apply when paying with a credit/debit card.

Skip the line and renew your tabs through our Drop Box

You can use the Drive-up secure drop box located on the East side of the building or the secure drop box located in our lobby.  Transactions are processed, and your tabs will be mailed back to you. Please make sure to include exact cash or a check made payment to Wright County License Center.

2021 Holiday Hours

Holiday   Hours of Operation
January 1, 2021 New Year's Day CLOSED
January 18 MLK Jr Day CLOSED
February 15 Presidents' Day CLOSED
May 31 Memorial Day CLOSED
July 5 Independence Day CLOSED
September 6 Labor Day CLOSED
October 11 Columbus Day 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
November 11 Veterans Day CLOSED
November 25 Thanksgiving Day CLOSED
November 26 Day after Thanksgiving CLOSED
December 24 Christmas Eve CLOSED
December 25 Christmas Day CLOSED
December 31 New Year's Eve CLOSED
January 1, 2022 New Year's Day CLOSED