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?BrainerdLicenseOfficeisanindependentlyrunoperation,itisnotrunbythestate.ByusingthislocalDeputy Registraroffice,youinturnkeepaportionofyourmoneyinyourcommunity.Thisinturnkeepsourcommunity 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 informationDNR: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?No, 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 motor vehicle 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 (an expired license cannot be used as documentation for a Real or EDL application). 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?Weacceptcredit&debitcards,howeverthereisanadditional2.49%conveniencefeewillbechargedforeach transaction.Thisfeeischargedbythecreditcardserviceprovider.Thisofficedoesnotreceiveanyofthese conveniencefees.Visa,MasterCard,Discover&AmericanExpressareaccepted.WeacceptCashand checkswithproperID(avaliddriverslicenseorstateID&phonenumber).Anyreturnedcheckissubjecttoa $30 fee & criminal charges. 10. How do I take my driver’s license test?You must contact the exam station thru St. Paul at 651-201-7900 (there is no local number). Their address is, 322 Laurel St. Ste 32, Brainerd, MN 56401 (located behind the Land & Services Building near the Courthouse). 11. Can I advertise at your business?Yes. We have 2 large screen TVs to display your advertisements. We have a large customer base. Take advantage of this and expose your business 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 4:30pmexcluding all major holidays - as listed below. We do enforce a hard stop at 4:30, unless you are being helped by a clerk by our 4:30 cut off, you may need to return another day. For the calendar year of 2023 we are closed:Monday, February 20 - Presidents’ DayMonday, May 29 - Memorial Day**Monday, June 19 - Juneteenth (TBD)Tuesday, July 4 - Independence DayMonday, September 4 - Labor DayFriday, November 10 - Veterans DayThursday & Friday, November 23 & 24 - ThanksgivingMonday, December 25 - ChristmasMonday, January 1, 2024 - New Year’s Day14. Forms won’t open, why?First, make sure you have a PDF reader. If not, you can download Adobe Reader (to the right). 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. You can also go to drive.mn.gov to look up this information.16. How can I apply for a job here?We currently are not hiring, 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. 18. Meet our greeters...Alongwithcompetent&highlyqualifiedstaff,ourofficeincludesourgreetersSully&Decca.“Sullivan”,also called“Sully”(CHBroadway’sVikingKingCGCSPOTORTNSA1x2NW2SWATKARITHDNATDVSWB TTCA-VCD)isa5yearoldTibetanTerrier.HereceivedhisChampionshipattheageof10months&isnow pursuingObedience&Nosework.Asyoucanseewithhismanytitles(28titles)onhisname,Sullyisavery activeboyinnumeroussports.Wealsohavea3yearoldEnglishSetter“Decca”(Decoverly’sDeccaRecords CGCTKNORTNSA1x2 ATD).BothDecca&Sullyarecertifiedtherapydogsaswell.Besuretosayhelloto Sully & Decca while you visit our office. Sorry, Decca & Sully are the only animals allowed in this office.
Business hours: 8:30 - 4:30 Mon-Fri excluding holidays
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