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.

  • Effective June 20th, 2019 NEW OFFICE HOURS
  • WRITTEN TESTING 12:30 - 2:30
  • FEE Collections 12:30 - 3:15
  • ROAD Testing By appointment ONLY 8:30 - 2:30

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.