State-Wide DMV Closure Begins Nov 11

The Golden Valley Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will be closed Wed, Nov 11–Fri, Nov 13 while Deputy Registrars statewide implement a software system replacement. The DMV will re-open, by appointment only, Mon, Nov 16.

On Nov 16 the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division (DPS-DVS) will implement Minnesota Drive (MNDRIVE), a new system for motor vehicle transactions that replaces Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS).

Schedule An Appointment

  • Appointments are required to enter City Hall for the DMV counter and can be made online up to two weeks in advance.
  • Upon arrival, please wait in your vehicle until five minutes before appointment time, then come to the door and wait socially distanced from other customers.
  • When entering City Hall, follow all posted instructions, signs, and social distancing floor markers, as well as additional instructions from City staff.
  • Each appointment is set up for the amount of time needed to finish the specific transaction. If you arrive more than five minutes past your appointment time, we will not be able to serve you.

Customers still looking to renew vehicle tabs in a contactless fashion can use the Utility Drop Box located to the left of City Hall’s main doors and the new tabs will be sent in the mail.

To schedule an appointment, click here.

For more information on the DMV’s temporary COVID-19 guidelines, including the new appointment only policy, visit the DMV web page

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