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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 process transactions by mail or after hours? 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 should I do? 8.  How do I check the status of my Driver’s License? 9.  What forms of payment do you accept? 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.  Are you pet friendly? 18.  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 process transactions by mail or after hours? We also have a 24 hour drop box available near our front door for your convenience.  You may also mail transactions to:  623 NW 4th St, Brainerd MN 56401    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? Expedited titles are available for an extra $20, some restrictions apply.  If you are requesting a duplicate title, we are now able print duplicate titles in our office in most cases.   7.  My Driver’s License has expired, what should 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.  How do I check the status of my Driver’s License? You check check the status of your driver’s license at drive.mn.gov 9.  What forms of payment to you accept? We accept Cash and checks with proper ID (a valid drivers license or state ID & phone number).  Any returned  check is subject to a $30 fee & criminal charges.  We also accept credit cards, however there is an additional  2.49% 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 & American  Express 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.  Currently due to COVID the Brainerd Exam station is CLOSED until further notice.  To see Open Exam Stations, CLICK HERE 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:  Our normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, excluding all major holidays - as listed below *****Real & Enhanced Driver’s Licenses & IDs:  8:30am to 3:45pm For the calendar year of 2021 we are closed:   Martin Luther King - Monday, January 18 Presidents’ Day - Monday, February 15 Memorial Day - Monday, May 31 Independence Day - Monday, July 5 Labor Day - Monday, September 6 Veterans Day - Thursday, November 11 Thanksgiving - Thursday & Friday, November 25 & 26 Christmas - Friday, December 24 New Year’s - Friday, December 31 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 are currently hiring both full & part time positions, we do keep all applications on file for up to 6 months, for a job application, CLICK HERE. 17.  Are we pet friendly? Unfortunately no, we are not pet friendly even tho we do have resident dogs behind the counter.  Please leave your fur-kids at home while coming to our office.  18Meet our greeters... Along with competent & highly qualified staff, our office includes our greeters Sully & Decca.  “Sullivan”, also  called “Sully” (CH Broadway’s Viking King CGC SPOT ORT NW1 TKN TKI RN RI THDN ATD) is a 3 year old  Tibetan Terrier. He received his Championship at the age of 10 months & is now pursuing his Grand  Championship along with Obedience & Nosework.  We also have an English Setter “Decca” (Decoverly’s Decca Records TKN).  Decca is 1 year old & learning how to be a polite office greeter.  Be sure to say hello to Sully &  Decca while you visit our office.  Boston (CD GN CDX RN RA RE TDI CGC) our 13 year old Golden Retriever passed away from cancer in July  2019. He was a titled obedience competition winner & a certified therapy dog.  He is missed beyond words by  everyone here at the office. Sadly, our 4 year old Irish Setter “Shotley” (Windwood Northern Xcaret RN ATD CGC) passed away in January  2019.  He loved hunting, competing in obedience & was a certified therapy dog.  His favorite thing was sitting at  “his chair” at the DMV greeting each & every customer that walked thru the door.  He is missed desperately  here by all of our clerks...  Sorry, Sully & Decca are the only animals allowed in this office.
Business hours:  8:30 - 4:30 Mon-Fri excluding holidays
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