As of October 1, 2018, Standard, Enhanced, and REAL ID are available to Minnesota residents.

There is no rush to get a REAL ID compliant card. REAL ID is not required for air travel or entering Federal facilities until October 2020. For Federal facilities, please check ahead of time if additional identification will be required. 

 

The driver's license office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but you need to arrive by 4:15 p.m. 

 

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

 

Not sure which card is for you? Check out this comparison chart or this fact sheet. Still not sure? 

 

For additional REAL ID information click here.

  • In order to apply for a REAL ID compliant driver's license or identification card, you'll need to provide documents that meet certain requirements. 

 

For additional Enhanced DL/ID information click here.

  • Only Minnesota residents who are also United States citizens and at least 16 years of age may apply for an Enhanced Driver's License or Enhanced Identification card. 
  • Enhanced Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards applications are available at the Lyon County Auditor/Treasurer's office by appointment only. Appointments are scheduled for 45 minutes and are available Wednesday to Friday from 9:00am to 11:15am and 2:15pm to 3:45pm. To schedule an appointment or inquire about availability, please call 507-537-6724 option 3.

 

For additional Standard DL/ID information click here.