Driver's License/Id Card


Written Exams

Written exams are offered on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month between 10:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at the Watonwan County Courthouse lower level. No appointment is necessary.

Road Tests

Class D road tests are offered at the Watonwan County Courthouse. To schedule an appointment, call 507-344-2799 or go online at


-Driver’s Manual

-CDL Manual

CDL Holders: Federal Regulations require all states to review a proof of citizenship or lawful permanent residency document. Visit the DVS website at for examples of acceptable documentation. You also must complete a CDL Self-Certification form and provide a valid medical examiner's certificate if applicable. Additional information is available on the DVS website.

-Motorcycle Manual

Effective Oct 1, 2018, all applicants/Applications need to be in the office by 4:30 p.m. due to the new FASTDS Driver License System. When renewing/applying, you must request if you want Real ID/Enhanced Driver’s License/ID. They both require additional documents and $15 fee for Enhanced.


Real ID Driver’s License and ID Cards

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Enhanced Driver’s License and ID Cards

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Find out what License or ID best fits your needs with this comparison chart.


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  2. Jessica Suess

  3. Danielle Sperl

  4. License Center

    Physical Address
    710 Second Ave S
    St. James, MN 56081

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 518
    St. James, MN 56081

    Phone: 507-375-1219
    Fax: 507-375-2532

    Monday through Friday 
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.