Drivers License, Permits & ID




Lakeview Mall
15 S 1st St.
Buffalo, MN 55313

OPEN Tuesday & Wednesday only

*Please give yourself at least 45 minutes to take your written exam before the office is scheduled to close

If you are new to the state or applying for first time permit or driver's license, you will need to go to the exam station first and show a primary ID document (birth certificate or passport) along with your out-of-state license.  If the names do not match, a certified document would need to be presented (such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order showing legal name change). The license bureau will also need these forms of identification at the time of application.

Individuals entering the state with a valid out-of-state license will need to take a written test.

Written tests are given on TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAYS ONLY.  The exam station is open 8:30 AM -NOON and 1:00 - 4:30 PM.  No appointment is necessary when taking the written exam, but you need to give yourself at least 45 minutes per written test.

Road Tests are by appointment only. You may schedule a road test by calling:  763-682-3963, 952-476-3042, or 651-296-6911

Coming back to Minnesota?   If the Minnesota record we have on file for you is still current or has been expired for less than a year, you may not have to retest.  You may need to make application at the License Bureau for a renewal or duplicate license depending on the amount of time you were out of the state.

Commercial, motorcycle and passenger manuals are available at

If you have any further questions, the Department of Driver and Vehicle Services Internet address is

All suspension and reinstatement fees are payable at the Exam Station at the Lakeview Mall on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only. 



Driver’s license, permits and identification cards are processed in our office at the Wright County Governmnent Center. Vision test and photos are taken in our office.  If you need to take a written or road test you will need to go to the Exam Station first and then come to our office to complete your application, pay your fees and have your photo taken.

Driver's License and Identification Cards are valid for four years.  You may not have a valid driver's license and a valid identification card from any state.

We do not accept any suspension or reinstatement fees:  They must be paid at the State Exam Station at the Lakeview Mall on Tuesday or Wednesday only.

If you are under the age of 18:  We will need a parent’s signature at the time of application for a driver’s license or instruction permit. Parent signature is not required for an ID card.

If you are turning 21:  You may renew your driver's license no more than 20 days before your 21st birthday.

Social Security Numbers are required on all applications for driver’s license, permits and identification cards.

If you are new to the state or applying for first time permit or drivers license, you will need to go to the testing station first. Individuals entering the state will need to take a written test.

Phone: 763-682-7596 / 763-684-4541