License Bureau


NOTICE: The cut-off time for processing driver’s license/ID renewals and title transactions is 4:00 p.m.



The License Bureau is open and all services are available for in-person transactions. For added convenience we also offer some date/time specific appointments and contactless service by drop box or mail – 1900 N Franklin St, New Ulm, MN 56073.

Read below for more information on the different ways we are serving customers or for tips and instructions on booking.


Tips/Instructions for Booking

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Appointments fill up fast and are usually booked by early morning.  Keep checking back for openings

Once booked, you will receive a text message and/or phone call with further instructions. For all appointments, please wait in your car until you are notified that we are ready for you inside.

If you are making an appointment for a driver’s license or ID, please complete the pre-application online prior to your appointment.

Tab Renewal/DNR Quick Line

We have quick lines for tab renewal and DNR transactions. You may walk in or use the No Wait Inside booking system to book into the Tab/Renewal/DNR Quick Line by clicking on the BOOK AN APPOINTMENT icon above. We cannot save spots so please make sure you are at the license bureau BEFORE it is your turn to be served.

Virtual Waiting Line – daily first come, first serve queue

To avoid having customers stand in a physical line, we are using a virtual queue. This gives customers a more enjoyable waiting experience by knowing how many people are currently in line, and allows you to wait in the comfort of your vehicle or in limited seating inside.

Walk-Ins are welcome. However, to better manage your time we suggest you use the No Wait Inside system to book into the Virtual Waiting Line when you are ready to come to the License Bureau by clicking on the BOOK AN APPOINTMENT icon above. This allows you to see how many people are currently in the queue so you can time when you need to physically be at the license bureau. We cannot save spots so please make sure you are at the license bureau BEFORE it is your turn to be served.

Date/Time Specific Appointment

We do have a limited number of date/time specific appointments each day for renewals or upgrades of Real ID or Enhanced Driver’s License/IDs, reinstatements, and vehicle services such as impounds, increase/decrease weight, special plate applications, or for complex or multiple transactions.

Appointments can be booked up to 14 days in advance by clicking on BOOK AN APPOINTMENT icon. Bookings show unavailable after 14 days but these future dates will be made available on each new day.

Appointments are limited to 20 minutes, so it is important that you bring all required documents with you to the appointment.
If you cannot keep your appointed time, please call (507) 359-5432 to cancel as there are a limited number of date/time specific appointments available daily.

Contactless Service Options

Passenger class vehicle renewals (tabs), CDL medical certificates, disability certificate renewals, title transfers, and other deputy registrar services will continue to be offered through mail or drop box located on the Franklin Street side of the License Bureau parking lot. All transactions will be processed and returned via mail.

Written Knowledge and Road Tests

Written knowledge and road tests are currently suspended at this location. For more information on knowledge and road tests, as well as locating open DPS-DVS exam station, please go to the MN Driver and Vehicle Services Covid-19 website.

You may call (651) 284-1234 for assistance in scheduling your appointment.

Questions? Reach out to us via email at or call (507) 359-6570. We have high call volume so please leave a message so we can get back to you.


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 to Friday  from 8 am - 4:30 pm

For driver’s licenses, IDs, or title transactions, we ask that you please arrive no later than 4:00 pm with all necessary documents to allow time to complete these complex transactions prior to our closing time

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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