Motor Vehicles

Come see us at the License Center to renew vehicle registration, transfer a title, apply for special plates, obtain a disability parking certificate, and much more! Visit the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website for more information.

Vehicle Insurance Information (PDF)

If you did not receive your renewal notice and are unable to come into the office in person please use this form. Please note that the entire form must be filled out in order to be accepted.


Typical transfer fees for a titled vehicle

Title Fee (An addition $2 is due for each lien recorded)$8.25
Transfer Tax
Public Safety Vehicle Fee
Filing Fee
Motor Vehicle Sales Tax
Technology Surcharge

Transfer Title Fees

Fee & Explanation
Filing Fee$12.00 - due with each title transaction
Title Fee$8.25 - due on all initial applications for title and title transfers.
This includes:
  • Each issuance of a title
  • Repossessions
  • Corrected titles
  • Name changes
Duplicate Title Fee$7.25
Grant of Security Interest (Lien)$2.00
Late Transfer Penalty$2.00 - Charged when a transfer is not submitted within 10 business days of the date of sale.
Non-Title Transfer$3.00
Public Safety Vehicle Fee$3.50 - This fee is not charged on non-titled trailer transactions.
Reassignment of Security Interest$1.00
Transfer Tax$10 - This fee is not charged on:
  • Transfers from joint to single ownership (the fee is due on transfers from single to joint ownership)
  • Applications in the name of a licensed dealer, when the dealer is holding the vehicle for resale
  • Applications in the name of a government entity
  • Application in the name of the owners listed on the foreign state title or registration card being surrendered
  • Applications for vehicles weighing less than 1,000 pounds