Drivers Licenses and ID Cards

In preparation for Minnesota REAL ID, all driver's license/ID card offices will be closed processing requests on September 28, 2018.

Effective October 1, 2018, Enhanced and Real ID compliant drivers license and identification cards will be available in our office. Please have your documents ready by following the links below.

REAL ID-compliant driver's license or ID card (coming October 2018)

Enhanced driver's license or ID Card (EDL/EID)

For more information about the new MN Driver's License and Identification cards, go to MN Driver and Vehicle Services at

At the Government Center, we offer the following services:

  • First time identification (ID) cards
  • Renewal of Minnesota driver's licenses and ID cards
  • Request duplicates for lost or stolen drivers licenses and ID cards
  • Process address change and name change to drivers licenses and ID cards
  • Fast Track program (Not available for some services) 
  • Submit status check updates

Enhanced Drivers License and ID cards and all other driver's services are conducted at the Minnesota State Exam Station in the River Center Plaza, 1633 North Broadway, Rochester 55906.     

All services must be in person and require an application. 

Applications are not available online and will be provided

at Vital Records and Licensing.


Cash, Personal Checks or Credit Cards are accepted.  Make checks payable to:  Olmsted County Vital Records.


State ID Card

  • Submit proof of identification

                 (Identification Requirements)

  • A photo will be taken


  • Submit your current driver's license
  • Pass vision test
  • A photo will be taken
  • Applicants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Driver's License Duplicate

  • Proof of identity is not required for a lost or stolen license

Address Change/Name Change

  • Proof of address is not required
  • Provide a certified document with the raised seal supporting your legal name change

Fast Track (if eligible)

  • Guarantees production of your card within three business days
  • $20.00 fee

Status Check 

  • Submit original documents supporting your status in the US