License Center

License Center Notice
DVS Notice

New Insurance Requirement

Effective January 1, 2016 insurance information must be provided at the time of registration renewal, title transfer, or application for new Minnesota title/registration.

Transactions Performed

  • Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Recreational Vehicles
  • Drivers License
  • Expedited Drivers License
  • Motor Vehicle

Drivers License Exam Station

The Drivers License Exam Station, located on the first floor of the Historic Courthouse, is available on Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and can be reached at 507-377-5125.

  • Written Testing          8:30a - 2:30p
  • Road Testing             8:30a - 3:00p
  • Fee Payments           8:30a - 3:30p

Drop Box

There is also a drop box available 24/7 in the foyer of the license center for motor vehicle and/or DNR renewals. Items will be processed and mailed out the following working day.


Mail-ins are also welcome. Mail your motor vehicle and/or DNR renewals to:
Freeborn County License Center
P.O. Box 1147
Albert Lea, MN 56007

Please include in your envelope:

  • The motor vehicle registration renewal(s)
  • Include Insurance Information
  • A check for the correct amount with your drivers license number and phone number on your check to ensure proper delivery

Other things to note:

  • Make sure your address is correct
  • A SASE is optional
  • Verify this is the correct vehicle
  • It is your responsibility to verify all information is correct to ensure renewals are processed and delivered

Fraudulent Statements

Any fraudulent statements subject the applicant to a fine of up to $700. Returned checks are subject to a $30.00 fee. All dishonored checks will constitute criminal charges.

Criminal penalties can include a loss of drivers license and/or motor vehicle license. The issuance can also be sentenced to 90 days in jail and/or $700 fine, plus vehicle impound and fees incurred from such impound.