License Center

The License Center now has two service options.  The Indoor Service Counter can process all transactions types.  The Drive-Thru can process limited transactions. 

The License Center Office Hours are:

Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Lobby opens at 7:45am for check in.  Transactions are served starting at 8:00am and transactions cut off time is 4:15pm  


The Indoor Service Counter accepts Walk Ins and Appointments.  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.  If you are wanting to take the Class D Written Knowledge Exam, then an appointment is required for the specific service.  Appointments can be made at the link below.  All customers must check in at the Kiosk first.

DRIVE-THRU (Located on the northwest corner of the Government Center) :

Motor Vehicle Renewals (tab renewals) and DNR Renewals can be processed at the Drive Thru.  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 in the Drive Thru.  Motor Vehicle Title Transfers and DNR transfers also should be processed at the indoor service counter.  See List below for additional transactions accepted at the Drive-Through.

Expanded List of Services Provided in the Drive-Thru:

Tab renewals *Insurance required for most Motor Vehicle renewals
New or Replace plates/tabs
Duplicate titles (on site printing capability)
DNR Recreational Vehicle Renewals
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


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 Northwest side of the building.  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.

2022 Holiday Hours

Holiday   Hours of Operation
January 2, 2023 New Year's Day CLOSED
January 16 MLK Jr Day CLOSED
February 20 Presidents' Day CLOSED
May 29 Memorial Day CLOSED
July 4 Independence Day CLOSED
September 4 Labor Day CLOSED
October 10 Columbus Day 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
November 10 Veterans Day CLOSED
November 23 Thanksgiving Day CLOSED
November 24 Day after Thanksgiving CLOSED
December 25 Christmas Day CLOSED
January 1, 2024 New Year's Day CLOSED