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  • Knowledge Base
  • 1. Why are there different hours specifically for license and vehicle services? Views: 2569 Public
    For your convenience, we encourage you to schedule an appointment for your visit to the AAA License Bureau (DMV), however, we do accept walk-in customers on a first-come, first-served basis. If capacity is reached on a given day for walk-in transactions, customers will be informed upon entering the building in St. Louis Park.
  • 2. Can I take the driver knowledge/permit test at AAA? Views: 1806 Public
    No, AAA Minneapolis does not administer knowledge or driving tests. Schedule a Knowledge Exam or Road Test To schedule a knowledge test or road test, visit the MN DVS site .
  • 3. Can I renew my MN driver's license or ID card online? Views: 1665 Public
    As of July 1, 2021, online renewals for standard Minnesota driver's licenses and IDs are no longer available. You will need to renew your driver's license or ID card in person at a deputy registrar's office/DMV.
  • 4. Can I make an appointment at the AAA License Services Center? Views: 1371 Public
    Yes! The AAA License Bureau (DMV) in St. Louis Park MN does offer appointments. To book an appointment, visit AAA.com/Appointments .
  • 5. What are the accepted documents for a REAL ID card? Views: 14529 Public
    Quick List: Most Common Accepted Documents for REAL ID Providing all four of these documents is the most common when applying for Real ID: Unexpired Passport or Birth Certificate* Social Security Card* Unexpired MN Driver's License/ID (must have current address) Bank/Credit Card Statement issued in the last 12 months If these documents don't work for you, see the full list of acceptable documents . *Names on documents must match current name, or proof of name change must be provided. Not  More...
  • 6. What forms of payment do you accept for License & Vehicle Registration Services? Views: 3083 Public
    In addition to cash, AAA Minneapolis accepts the following methods of payment: Check Only local checks are accepted Personal checks must be presented by the account holder; we do not accept blank or starter checks A current government-issued photo ID must be presented by the account holder All returned checks will be subject to a $30.00 service fee Personal checks must be made payable to AAA for the exact amount Cashiers Check/Money Order Your Cashier’s Check or Money Order must be issued   More...
  • 7. What are accepted name change documents for REAL ID and Enhanced ID? Views: 2477 Public
    Name Change Documents for REAL ID When applying for a REAL ID, if the name on the document(s) is not the same as the name you currently use, one of the name change document listed below must be submitted: Certification of marriage certified by the issuing government jurisdiction Certified court order that specifies the name change Certified divorce decree or dissolution of marriage that specifies the name change Name Change Documents for Enhanced Cards When applying for an Enhanced card, if your  More...
  • 8. Can I get a passport at AAA? Views: 2048 Public
    While AAA does not process passport applications, but we can provide you with the resources to make the process easier. AAA members also receive a discount on passport photos in the AAA Travel Store. No appointment is necessary. Find more information on passport applications, renewal, and passport photos . Only the U.S. Department of State has the authority to grant, issue, or verify United States passports at Passport Acceptance Facilities or by mail .
  • 9. What are the busiest times for license & vehicle service? Views: 2047 Public
    1st of the month through 10th of the month End of the month Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays Lunch rush – roughly 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • 10. What are the accepted documents for a standard license/ID card? Views: 1864 Public
    For a current list of accepted documents for a standard license/ID card, see the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Standard DL/ID Identification Requirements document. REAL ID cards require additional documentation compared to the requirements for a standard Minnesota driver's license.
  • 11. How can I get my tabs if I don’t have the reminder notice the state sends out? Views: 1692 Public
    If you do not have your renewal notice from the state, you can purchase your tabs from us. If you are the registered owner, bring your driver’s license, vehicle license plate number, and have your auto insurance information available. Insurance information must include company name, policy number, and expiration date. If you are not the registered owner of the vehicle, you must have signed authorization allowing you to purchase the tabs for the owner. The signed authorization document must  More...
  • 12. Can I get my handicap parking permit at AAA? Views: 1315 Public
    Yes! We can process your handicap parking permits/placards at our license bureau in St. Louis Park.
  • 13. How do I transfer a title? Views: 1229 Public
    Before You Arrive On all vehicles 10 years old or newer, the mileage as it appears on the odometer needs to be recorded. All current registered owners must sign off as sellers before the transfer can be completed. If there is a lien holder listed on the title, the seller needs to obtain a notarized lien release form from the bank before the transfer can take place. This is necessary even if you paid the loan off years ago. If the bank is still listed on the title, a lien release is required. Wha  More...
  • 14. What are the License & Vehicle Registration Bureau (DMV) hours? Views: 1219 Public
    The hours for our License Vehicle Registration Bureau are the same as our office hours at the St. Louis Park location . We encourage you to schedule an appointment , however, we do accept walk-in customers on a first-come, first-served basis. If capacity is reached on a given day for walk-in transactions , customers will be informed upon entering the building in St. Louis Park.
  • 15. How do I register my car in Minnesota for the first time? Views: 1140 Public
    The following is a checklist of the items we will need in order to help you register your vehicle in Minnesota for the first time: Your current ID from Minnesota or another state Your auto insurance information for the vehicle, including the company name, policy number, and expiration date If you purchased your car in another state, and will be transferring the car into your name in Minnesota, bring the title or manufacturer’s certificate of origin, signed off by the seller or dealership y  More...
  • 16. My drivers license/state ID is lost or stolen. How can I get a duplicate? Views: 752 Public
    We can help you replace your lost or stolen Minnesota driver’s license/state ID with the state of Minnesota ID photo and signature on file. You can also skip the trip to the DMV and apply for a duplicate, standard class D MN license or ID card online if there are no changes to your name, address, or signature. Visit our License and Vehicle Registration Services page for more information about office location, hours, and cost.
  • 17. Where can I take my road test? Views: 641 Public
    To take your road test, make an appointment at a driver testing station . Note that AAA does not administer knowledge/driving tests.
  • 18. Why are there no license/ID/permit appointments available? Views: 626 Public
    With high demand and increased wait times for our DMV services, we are doing our best to navigate meeting the needs of as many of our customers as possible. Appointments for our license bureau (DMV) are available for online booking up to 30 days in advance. If no appointments for your selected service are currently available, check back the next day as new appointments will become available. Please note that incomplete or inaccurate customer or appointment information may affect our ability to p  More...
  • 19. What are the accepted primary and secondary documents for the driving knowledge/permit test? Views: 583 Public
    See the current requirements for a STANDARD driver's license or ID card .
  • 20. Is there a way to check current wait times for license & vehicle services? Views: 445 Public
    At this time, the AAA License Bureau (DMV) is unable to provide live wait time estimates. Due to the increased demand for REAL ID and processing times, our license bureau is experiencing longer-than-usual wait times, similar to other DMV centers in the state. To reduce wait times, please ensure you have the required documentation if you are applying for REAL ID. You may also pre-apply online for your license renewal, including applications for REAL ID cards, which will also reduce the time at   More...
  • 21. Do I have to be a AAA member to renew my tabs or license at the AAA License Bureau? Views: 424 Public
    No, our License Bureau is open to the public!
  • 22. How do I apply for TSA PreCheck? Views: 330 Public
    With a 5-year, $85 membership through TSA PreCheck, you can speed through security and don’t need to remove your shoes, laptops, liquids, belts, or light jackets. To apply for TSA PreCheck, you will need to fill out a short online application and then schedule an in-person appointment at an enrollment center. Twin Cities TSA PreCheck Enrollment Center Locations Brooklyn Center Bloomington Terminal 1 of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (located past the security checkpoint). T  More...
  • 23. What is the difference between a REAL ID and an Enhanced Card? Views: 261 Public
    You can compare the differences between a REAL ID and an Enhanced card with the chart on our Driver's Licenses, Permits ID Cards page.
  • 24. Do I need a REAL ID? Views: 239 Public
    Yes: If you need to board a domestic flight on or after 5/3/23 AND any of the following apply: You do not have a valid passport You do not want to carry your passport for domestic travel You do not have an Enhanced ID card No: If any of the following apply: You have a current passport that you are willing to carry for all domestic flights You have an Enhanced ID card You will not need to board any flights If you do not wish to apply for a REAL ID, a standard driver's license card will co  More...
  • 25. Can I register my boat, ATV or snowmobile at the AAA Minneapolis License Bureau? Views: 239 Public
    The AAA Minneapolis License Bureau offers MN DNR transactions, such as registration licensing for boats, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, ATVs, OHVs, and snowmobiles.