License Center

The County Auditor-Treasurer's Office is appointed by the MN Department of Public Safety as an independent Deputy Registrar Office.  The Deputy Registrar provides services related to driver's license applications, vehicle title, and registration services.  The Auditor-Treasurer's Office also provides, on behalf of the MN Department of Natural Resources, services related to registration of off-highway vehicles, snowmobiles, and boats and watercraft.  A summary of the services provided is below.


Drivers Licenses

  • Driver License/Personal ID Card – 1st time applicant, renewal, and replacement/duplicate
  • Exam Station – County Annex (422 5th Ave, Madison, MN)
    • Exams must be scheduled online at or by calling 651-284-1234. 
  • Standard Driver's License
  • REAL ID License
  • Enhanced Driver's License
  • New to state residents
  • List of fee's

Vehicle Titles

  • Transfer of ownership
  • Collection of Motor Vehicle Sales Tax
  • Initial title for new vehicles or new to state
  • Duplicate/replacement title requests
  • List of fee's

Vehicle Registration

  • Registration renewals and issuance of new/replacement license plates. 
  • Applications for special license plates
  • List of fee's

MN Dept of Natural Resources Registrations

  • Off-Road Vehicles (ORV)
  • Off Highway Motorcycles
  • Snowmobiles
  • Watercraft

Registration Renewals

Renewing Someone Else's Registration Stickers? Please bring in the renewal notice mailed to the owner from Driver and Vehicle Services or a signed Authorization Form (link below) from the owner. Without one of these items, we will not be able to sell registration stickers to a non-owner due to data privacy laws.

Authorization Form

Title Transfers

To complete a title transfer: ALL buyers must be present
Both the Title and PS2000 document must be filled out prior to coming to the License office (printed name, signatures, driver's license number, etc.)

Note: When transferring a title, owner's must also have current insurance information on the vehicle being titled.

For more information go to Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services page at

Services include: pre-apply for driver’s license, check the status of your driver’s license, paying reinstatement fees, scheduling appointments for knowledge and written exams, registration renewal and much more.

  1. Physical Address
    600 6th Street
    Courthouse - Main Floor
    Madison, MN 56256

    Mailing Address
    600 6th Street
    Suite 5
    Madison, MN 56256

    The License Center is within and a function of the Auditor-Treasurer's Office

Drivers License Example