Being able to drive on the Minnesota roadways is a privilege that most people neglect. If you are the owner of a vehicle, you will have to make sure that it is registered with the Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services. Once you have registered the car for the first time, you will need to keep up with when it needs to be renewed. The state of Minnesota will send you out a notice when it is time to renew your registration. Here is what that notice will contain:

  • The month that the renewal needs to happen
  • The amount of money you will need to pay
  • The name and address they have on file

Handling the registration renewal in person

Going to your local DVS Deputy Registrar is one of the best ways to get this process handled. The following are some of the items that you need to bring with you:

  • The notice that you have received in the mail from the state
  • The car insurance cards for the vehicle
  • Be sure to change your name or address when needed
  • Pay for the fees that you owe

Go online to renew

By using the online option, you will not have to leave your home to renew your registration. When going online to get this done, here is what you will have to do:

  • Visit the DVS Renewal Website
  • Put in your license plate number
  • Put in the last three digits of the VIN
  • Pay the fees that you owe

Get it done by mail

For a more traditional approach, you will be able to handle this process by mail. Once you have gathered up all of the documents outlined in the notice you have received, you will need to mail it to the address below:

DVS Renewal
P.O. Box 64587
St. Paul, MS 55164

The fees you will pay

Here is a list of the fees that you will have to pay to renew your registration:

  • The filing fee is $6
  • Passenger vehicles that are ten years old and older will be $35 to renew
  • Passenger vehicles that are younger than 10 years are $55 to renew

Visit the Minnesota DMV website to find out more about what you can expect from this process.

This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as How to Renew Your Car Registration in Minnesota and was authored by Valerie Johnston.


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