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NOTICE - Updated 5/19/2020

 

The Lyon County offices will be opening on May 21st, 2020 however due to the continued health concerns raised by the COVID-19 virus the Lyon County Government Center and Public Works building will be conducting business by appointment only.

 

We ask that you wear a face mask when doing business in the Lyon County offices. To schedule an appointment online Click Here. Please call the department if you have any questions. The Booking application works best in: Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari web browsers.

Driver's License and Identification Cards

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    Appointment for Drivers License and Identification Cards

    Due to the continued health concerns raised by the COVID-19 virus the Lyon County Government Center will be conducting business by appointment only.  We ask that you wear a face mask when doing business in the Lyon County offices. 

    • Restrictions for appointments:
      • Your license must be past due or be scheduled to expire within one month of the appointment date, unless you are changing name or address.
      • You must live or work in Lyon County.  If your address is in a different county but you are employed in Lyon County, you will be asked to provide proof of employment (ID badge, etc.).
    • When you arrive for your appointment, you will be asked a series of health-screening questions:
      • Have you been in close and prolonged physical contact (within less than 6 feet for at least 10 minutes) with an individual who has tested positive for or been diagnosed with COVID-19, or exposed to their cough or sneeze, within the last 14 calendar days; or have you tested positive for or been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 calendar days?
      • Have you had a fever or felt feverish in the past 72 hours? 
      • Have you taken any fever-reducing medication to reduce a fever in the past 72 hours? 
      • Have you had cough, shortness of breath, or any other symptoms of COVID-19 (muscle aches, headache, sore throat, diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell) within the last 72 hours? 

If you answer “yes” to any of the health screening questions or refuse to answer the questions, you will not be allowed to keep the scheduled appointment.  Please contact the Auditor/Treasurer's office if you have any questions at 507-537-6727.

NEW - - As of June 3rd, you can now renew your standard driver's license or ID card online without visiting an office for a photo or vision screening.  If you go to drive.mn.gov to Apply for a Driver's License or State ID to renew your standard driver's license or ID, you do NOT need to book an appointment or visit a driver's license agent's office.  Note:  If you are upgrading to a REAL ID or enhanced driver’s license you will need to visit an open deputy registrar or driver’s license agent office to complete this application.  You can pre-apply online at drive.mn.gov before your office visit to save time.

The Booking application works best in: Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari web browsers.

Helpful links

Apply or pre-apply for a driver’s license or ID

Help me choose a license/ID type 

Required documents – REAL ID

Required documents – enhanced

 

 DRIVER’S LICENSE

The Minnesota House and Senate passed a bill on March 26 to provide coronavirus relief funding.  The bill also extends the expiration date for all valid Minnesota drivers’ licenses set to expire during Minnesota’s peacetime public health emergency until at least 60 days after the period is ended by Gov. Walz.

The Lyon County driver's license office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Services are available by appointment only.

Cash, check or credit card (2.5% convenience fee) are accepted.  

For questions or inquiries call (507) 537-6724.

Pre-applications are now available online! Fill out the application ahead of time and save some time at the office. 

NEW - - You can renew your standard driver’s license or ID card online without visiting an office!

Gov. Walz signed a bill into law May 27 that waives the photo and vision screening requirement for Minnesotans renewing or replacing their standard driver’s license or identification card.

This change allows Minnesotans to renew or replace their standard driver’s license or ID card online at drive.mn.gov provided there is no name, address, signature or license number change.  Starting June 3, Minnesotans can do this by selecting Apply for a Driver’s License or State ID and following the prompts.  You will need to provide required information and pay a fee.  Your application will be processed and arrive in the mail.

In order to renew online, your driver’s license must currently be valid or expired for less than one year.

Minnesotans who renew their standard driver’s license or ID card while the photo and vision requirement is waived will not be required to complete a vision screening or have a new photo taken until the next time they renew or upgrade their license.  This applies to standard applications submitted now through June 30, 2021.

If you are upgrading to a REAL ID or enhanced driver’s license you will need to visit an open deputy registrar or driver’s license agent office to complete this application.  You can pre-apply online at drive.mn.gov before your office visit to save time.

Minnesota law automatically extends the expiration of any driver’s license, ID card or permit that would have expired between March 12 and July 31 to Aug. 31.

 

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NOTICE: Every air traveler 18 years of age or older will need a REAL ID, enhanced driver’s license or ID, passport or passport card or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States or enter federal facilities beginning Oct. 1, 2021. A standard Minnesota driver’s license will not be accepted for federal use as of that date, but it will still be a valid form of identification and valid for lawful driving privileges. Click here for the full MN DVS news release.

 Not sure which card is best for you? Try our chart or the DVS Help me Choose online tool.

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REAL ID DL/ID
Enhanced DL/ID
Standard DL/ID