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Minnesota Auto & Driver’s License of Brainerd
Brainerd License Office 623 NW 4th St Brainerd, MN 56401 218-855-5169 brainerd@licensemn.com
FAQ’S & MISC. INFORMATION
1.  Why Brainerd License Office? 2.  I did not receive my renewal notice, what do I do? 3.  Can someone else purchase my tabs for me? 4.  How can I renew by mail? 5.  Do I have until the 10th of the month to purchase my tabs? 6.  I’m in a hurry to get my title, what can I do? 7.  My Driver’s License has expired, what do I do? 8.  Can I pay by check? 9.  Can I use my credit card? 10.  How do I take my driver’s license test? 11.  Can I advertise at your business? 12.  Where can I find Minnesota Motor Vehicle & Driver’s License Statutes? 13.  What holidays are you closed? 14.  Why won’t the forms open for me? 15.  I need to know how much I paid last year on my tabs for taxes, how can I find out? 16.  How can I apply for a job here? 17.  Meet our greeters... 1.  Why Brainerd License Office? Brainerd License Office is an independently run operation, it is not run by the state. By using this local Deputy  Registrar office, you in turn keep a portion of your money in your community.  This in turn keeps our community  strong! 2.  I did not receive my renewal notice, what do I do? Bring in your drivers license or ID along with vehicle plate number or vin, make sure you also have your current insurance information.  We will then be able sell you your tabs & print your registration card.  3.  Can someone else purchase my tabs for me? MOTOR VEHICLE: If registration is being purchased by someone other than the registered owner, you must have one of the following: The current renewal notice Or the same last name & the same address on your driver’s license as the registered owners record. Or a signed & dated authorization detailing your name & theirs, vehicle description (plate number, etc) allowing them to purchase your tabs.  CLICK HERE for Authorization Form. We also will need the current insurance information DNR: If registration is being purchased by someone other than the registered owner, you must have one of the following: The current renewal notice Or a signed permission slip from the registered owner along with a copy of the registered owners driver’s license or ID Or a NOTARIZED permission slip.  Click HERE for permission slip. 4.  How can I renew by mail? CLICK HERE & follow the instructions on our Snowbird page. 5.  Do I have until the 10th of the month to purchase my tabs? You have until the last day of the expiring month to purchase your tabs.  You then have until the 10th of the following month to display them. 6.  I’m in a hurry to get my title, what can I do? Unfortunately, the State of MN is no longer offering expedited titles.   7.  My Driver’s License has expired, what do I do? As of now, you cannot legally drive.  You do have up to 1 year to renew your license before you have to retest.  As long as it has not been expired for over a year, you can renew at our office as usual.    8.  Can I pay by check? Yes, we accept checks with proper ID (a valid drivers license or state ID).  Any returned check is subject to a $30 fee & criminal charges. 9.  Can I use my credit card? When using a credit or debit card, an additional 2.45% convenience fee will be charged for each transaction.  This fee is charged by the credit card service provider.  This office does not receive any of these convenience  fees.  Visa, MasterCard & Discover are accepted.  Card transactions cannot be accepted over the phone or  internet. 10.  How do I take my driver’s license test? You must contact the exam station at 218-828-2489.  Their address is, 213 S 5th St. Brainerd, MN 56401. 11.  Can I advertise at your business? Yes.  We have an in house 55” flat screen TV that you may advertise on.  Advertise your business or personal items you wish to sell.  Our office is exposed to the whole community.  CLICK HERE to download our brochure. 12.  Where can I find Minnesota Motor Vehicle & Driver’s License Statutes? Click HERE for Motor Vehicle Statues or click HERE for Driver’s License Statutes. 13.  What holidays are you closed? OFFICE HOURS:  Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, excluding holidays - as listed below For the calendar years of 2017 we are closed: Labor Day - Monday, September 4 Veterans Day - Friday, November 10 Thanksgiving - Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24 Christmas - Monday, December 25 14.  Forms won’t open, why? First, make sure you have a PDF reader.  If not, you can download Adobe Reader (to the right).  If you still have problems, it may be a browser issue.  If your web browser is Internet Explorer 10 or Internet Explorer 11, do the following... Go to your “Tools” tab Click “Compatibility View Settings” Type in “licensemn.com” (if not already listed) into the “Add this website:” Click “Add” Click “Close” Then close out & reopen this website  15.  I need to know how much I paid last year on my tabs for taxes, how can I find out? Unfortunately, we are unable to give you this information due to data privacy laws.  The amount you paid is listed on your registration card that comes with your tabs each year.  16.  How can I apply for a job here? We currently are not hiring, but we do keep applications on file for up to 6 months, for a job application, CLICK HERE. 17.  Meet our greeter... Along with competent & highly qualified staff, our office includes our greeters, “Boston” & “Shotley”, Boston is an 11 year old Golden Retriever.  He is a titled obedience competition winner & a certified therapy dog, though at  11 years of age, he is now retired from both.  Shotley is a 3 year old Irish Setter who shows in competition  obedience & is also a certified therapy dog.  Be sure to say hello to both of them while you visit our office.   Sadly, we had to say goodbye to our other greeter, Briley.  Briley was a 7 year old Gordon Setter.  He will be  missed dearly but remains in the hearts of each & everyone of us.    Check out this wonderful article in the Health Watch portion of the Brainerd Dispatch, done by Jenny Holmes.  It is an amazing tribute to our much loved boys.  Click Here for the link. Sorry, Boston & Shotley are the only pets allowed in this office.
Business hours:  8:30 - 4:30 Mon-Fri excluding holidays
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