Notice: New state fees went into effect on August 1, 2019

  • If you have not purchased your July registration yet, the preprinted amount on your renewal notice will increase by $ 3.25
  • Most title transfers will increase by $ 5.50
  • Drivers license fees have also increased, those fees vary greatly.
  • If your vehicle is due to renew in August, due to the fee increase, the State of MN will not be mailing the August renewal notices until August 9th, the delay was to allow time to have the correct fees printed on the notices.
  • If you have not received a renewal notice and wish to renew, the registered owner can come into the office with their ID, proof of current insurance and the license plate number of the vehicle. We should be able to find your information in the computer and sell you the registration, without your renewal notice.

License Plate Issuance

Most Minnesota vehicles, including cars, pickups and other trucks, and buses, require two license plates to be displayed―one in the front and one in the back of the vehicle. Some vehicles in Minnesota, such as motorcycles, mopeds, and dealer cars, as well as trailers, require only one rear-displayed license plate. License plates issued to passenger automobiles and dealer license plates are replaced at seven (7) year intervals; all other license plates are issued for the life of the vehicle.

Our Rochester License Bureau locations can assist you with these license place issuance.

Types of License Plates

  • Standard License Plates
  • Commercial License Plates
  • Disability (Handicap) License Plates
  • Motorcycle/Moped License Plates
  • Personalized Plates
  • Prorate Plates
  • RV/camper/trailer Plates
  • Special Registration Plates (Limited Licensed Driver)
  • Specialized Plates (HAM Radio, Veteran, Critical Habitat, Firefighter, etc.)
  • Tax Exempt
  • Weight Class Plates

View all special plates offered in Minnesota