Driver's Licenses

Overview

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 drive.mn.gov.

DRIVER’S LICENSE INFORMATION

-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 https://dps.mn.gov 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

https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/forms-documents/Pages/default.aspx


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

Click the link to view required documents.

https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/real-id/Pages/required-documents.aspx


Enhanced Driver’s License and ID Cards

Click the link to view required documents.

https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/forms-documents/Documents/EDL-EID-Identification-Requirements.pdf

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


FOR ONLINE SELF SERVICES 

https://driverservices.dps.mn.gov/EServices

-Pre-Apply for a Driver's License or ID

-Schedule or reschedule an exam

-Pay reinstatement fees

-Driver's License status lookup

-Help me choose a license/ID type

  1. Anna Curry


  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

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