License Center

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.