Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

The City of Golden Valley has a DMV Deputy Registrar right in City Hall that can handle your licensing needs.

Motor Vehicle Services

  • Vehicle Registration
  • Drop Box Processing
  • Title Transfer
  • Driver's License Services

The Golden Valley DMV provides licensing and title transfer services for:

  • cars & trucks
  • motorcycles (bring engine number with you)
  • trailers
  • RVs
  • out of state vehicles

    Bring in the out-of-state title or a current registration card if the title is unavailable. The  odometer reading and a driver's license or state-issued identification will also be required. The vehicle owner must provide the name and complete address of the lender and the date of the loan if there is a lien against the vehicle.

  • watercraft

    This license is valid for three years. To transfer a titled watercraft, transfer must be executed on Minnesota or foreign-state title. The following is required to register a watercraft in Minnesota:

    • make
    • year
    • length
    • serial number of watercraft
    • motor size if applicable
    • driver's license number and signature

    For your convenience, the Motor Vehicle Licensing Department can issue DNR decals at the time you register.

  • snowmobile

    This license is valid for three years. The following is required to register a snowmobile in Minnesota:

    • make
    • model
    • year
    • serial number
    • engine size - HP or cubic centimeters  (cc's)
    • driver's license and signature

    For your convenience, the Motor Vehicle Licensing Department can issue DNR decals at the time you register.

  • all-terrain vehicles (ATV)

    This license is valid for three years. The following is required to register an ATV in Minnesota:

    • make
    • model
    • year
    • serial number
    • engine size - HP or cubic centimeters (cc's)
    • driver's license and signature

    For your convenience, the Motor Vehicle Licensing Department can issue DNR decals at the time you register.

The registered owner's or spouse's signature is required. If you do not have the renewal notice, please be prepared to provide your vehicle license plate number so State records can be accessed.

Fees vary, depending on type and size of vehicle.

drop box locationAvoid the lines and process your license tab renewals in a timely manner.

To use this free service, simply place your license tab statement and check (payable to the City of Golden Valley) in an envelope marked "Motor Vehicle" and slip it into the Utility Drop Box near the front door of City Hall. All envelopes received by 8 am will be ready for pick-up by noon on the same day.

If you are unable to pick up your tabs by the end of business that day, the Golden Valley DMV will mail them at no extra charge.

If you have questions, call the Golden Valley DMV at 763-593-8111.

The following information, courtesy of the Minnesota Deputy Registrars Association, will help you properly transfer ownership of a used vehicle. Transfer of ownership from the seller to the buyer is NOT finished until the completed title is turned in at the registrar or deputy registrar's office, where the excise tax and related fees are paid.

Seller's Responsibilities

  • Provide title from state in which vehicle was last licensed. If current title cannot be located, the seller must apply for a duplicate. The title must show:
    • the mileage as it appears on the odometer
    • the current owner(s) name(s) -- all owner(s) must sign as seller(s).
  • Provide signed release from any lienholder(s) listed on the title (bank, credit union, or individual from whom money was borrowed). The sale cannot be completed without this document.

Buyer's Responsibilities

  • On the title, print full name(s), address(es), date(s) of birth and driver's license number(s) of buyer(s).
  • If money was borrowed to purchase the vehicle, provide complete name and address of lienholder(s) and date of lien to be printed on the title. If no money was borrowed, check "None" for no lien.
  • Sign the title.

The Golden Valley DMV offers limited driver's license services, including duplicate licenses and change of address.

The Golden Valley DMV DOES NOT handle driver's licenses renewals or photos, nor does it handle change of name (which requires a new photo). If you need to take the road test or renew your driver's license, contact the Minnesota Driver's Exam Station in Plymouth at 952-476-3042 (hours are 8 am to 4:30 pm).

For additional locations in the metro area for driver's license information, call 651-296-6911.

 

Additional Services

  • Fishing & Hunting Licenses
  • Notary Service

Fishing and hunting licenses are available at the Golden Valley DMV in City Hall. Small game and fishing licenses are valid from March 1 to April 30 the following year. Licenses are available for deer season shortly before it begins in early November.

An ID is required to purchase a fishing (or hunting) license.The electronic licensing system (ELS) requires that Minnesota residents furnish a driver’s license, public safety identification card, or DNR firearms safety training card as proof of residency. With few exceptions, people who have not been issued one of these types of identifiers will need to get one before buying a hunting or fishing license. Licenses cannot be issued to Minnesota residents who cannot furnish one of these types of identifying numbers.

To have something notarized, you will need to have your driver's license or a picture ID. There is a charge of $5 per notary stamp.

 

 

Our Location

Golden Valley's DMV is located in Golden Valley City Hall, which is between Hwy 100 and Hwy 169, one block north of the Hwy 55/Winnetka Ave intersection and east on Golden Valley Rd.

Checks and Cash

Checks can be made payable to the City of Golden Valley.

Credit Cards

The State of Minnesota sets the rules for use of credit cards for DMV departments. Because only Visa, Mastercard and Discover allow a service charge, these are the only credit cards accepted. The convenience fee to use the credit card is transmitted to the accepting bank. We do not accept American Express.