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Posted on: July 31, 2020

License Bureau Issues Statement Regarding Changes in Services Available to Residents

A message from the Wright County License Bureau

The License Bureau now has two separate Service Counters:

License Bureau Indoor Service Counter, located inside the Wright County Government Center, Room 160; Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 12pm and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Indoor Service Counter is by appointment for Driver’s License/ID/Permit applications.

License Bureau Outdoor Walk-Up Window, located outside on the South side (Lake Side) of the Government Center; Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Outdoor Window is a walk-up service, first come, first served for Motor Vehicle, DNR, and Limited Driver’s License Services.

Upcoming appointment release dates are Friday, August 8 and Friday, August 21. Appointments will be available at 8 a.m. both days

NEW SERVICE

The Indoor Service Counter processes primarily by appointment, but we now accept limited walk-in appointments. Walk-in Driver’s License/ID Card/Permit applications will be accepted as time permits. We will only accept walk-in applications between 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays. Only three people will be allowed to wait at a time due to space limitations and all appointments will be given priority. ALL walk-ins must check in with the deputy first and must wait in the designated area.

Other Limited Services accepted without an appointment are:

  • Disability Parking Certificates- First time or renewals
  • CDL Medical Certificates
  • Paying a Reinstatement Fee (Cash or Credit/Debit ONLY)
  • Requesting Reinstatement Requirements
  • Turning in missing documentation to complete a previously submitted application

The Outdoor Walk-Up window also is able to process limited Driver’s License/ID/Permit applications.

  • Disability Parking Certificates- First time or renewals
  • CDL Medical Certificates
  • Paying a Reinstatement Fees (Cash or Credit/Debit ONLY)
  • Requesting Reinstatement Requirements (no applications)
  • Turning in missing documentation to complete a previously submitted application
  • Replacing a lost or stolen Driver’s License or ID Card that is NOT expired or expiring soon.
  • Changing the address on a Driver’s License or ID Card that is NOT expired or expiring soon. If you have a REAL or Enhanced card, you are required to provide 2 new forms of residency of the respective required document lists with your new address.
  • Renewing a standard Driver’s License/ID Card/Permit applications with no changes to the address and opting to keep the same photo

First time REAL or Enhanced applications cannot be processed at the walk-up window. Driver’s License/ID Card/Permit applications that require a vision test and/or photo cannot be processed at the walk-up window.

Drop Box Transactions:

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 payable to Wright County Auditor/Treasurer.

The License Bureau web page has been updated to reflect this new information. For more information, contact the Wright County License Bureau at (763) 682-7597.

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