License Bureau

Driver’s License Services Unavailable at the Brown County License Bureau on Sept. 28; Motor Vehicle Services Unaffected

​Driver’s license services will be unavailable at the Brown County License Bureau’s office on Sept. 28th as the state transitions to a new driver’s license system, developed by FAST Enterprises, that will be able to issue REAL IDs in Minnesota. Vehicle services, such as tabs and titles, will be available on those days and are unaffected by the new system. Residents are encouraged to visit the License Bureau before Sept. 28 or after Oct. 1 for driver’s license or ID services.

Minnesotans will be able to apply for a REAL ID-compliant card beginning Oct. 1, but they will have two years to obtain one if they choose. That means that Minnesotans will be able to use their standard licenses and ID cards for federal purposes, including boarding domestic flights, until October 1, 2020.

Since there is no need to obtain a REAL ID at this time, state officials are suggesting that residents wait to apply unless they need to change their name or address, or renew their current license. This will help ease the transition to the new card and reduce wait times.

Documents needed for REAL ID Application Process (Link)

We handle:

  • Motor Vehicle Title Transfers and Registrations (Tabs)
  • Drivers License Tests, Renewals and Duplicates
  • MN Identification Card
  • Satellite Office for Collection of Property Taxes
  • DNR Game and Fish Licenses
  • DNR Recreational Vehicle Registration
  • Liquor, Tobacco and Transient Licenses
  • Auctioneer & Precious Metals Licenses
  • Notary Services
  • Auctioneer Licenses

Contact License Bureau

Office Hours:

Monday from  7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday to Friday  from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Located at the Brown County License Bureau - Map (PDF)

1900 N Franklin St,
New Ulm, MN 56073

Telephone: (507) 359-6570
Fax: (507) 359-6575

Road Test: Call (507) 344-2799 to make an appointment.

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Office Hours: 8am to 4:30pm (most offices)

Main Office Phone: 507-233-6600

Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073

Individual Office Hours may vary.


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