Real ID Drivers License or ID
COVID-19 Update - 3/26/2020 1:50PM
The Federal Government has extended the deadline for REAL ID. From the Dept. of Homeland Security:
“Due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the national emergency declaration, the Department of Homeland Security, as directed by President Donald J. Trump, is extending the REAL ID enforcement deadline beyond the current October 1, 2020 deadline. I have determined that states require a twelve-month delay and that the new deadline for REAL ID enforcement is October 1, 2021. DHS will publish a notice of the new deadline in the Federal Register in the coming days.
Save time - pre-apply online for driver’s licenses and IDs
Use the online pre-application to enter a significant portion of your driver’s license, ID or REAL ID information before coming to the driver’s license office. You’ll save time and learn what required documents to bring with you. Pre-apply for your license or ID card now!
A standard driver’s license or ID is acceptable for domestic air travel until October 2020.
Please expect longer wait times due to the new driver’s requirements. Because of these longer wait times, we may not be able to assist customers who arrive during the final hour of business. Customers will be informed when they arrive if a transaction cannot be completed that day.
What is a Real ID Drivers License or ID?
The REAL ID Act establishes minimum standards for proof of identity and requires applicants to meet these standards when applying for a compliant card. Proof of identity, Social Security number, and Minnesota residence address must be presented at the time the first application for a REAL ID compliant card is made, even if you have previously submitted such documents when applying for a Minnesota Driver’s License or Identification Card. Original documents are required. Photocopies, scans, and faxes will not be accepted.
You may renew your current Minnesota Driver’s License or Identification Card without presenting any additional documentation. If you opt not to apply for a REAL ID compliant card, the card you receive will be marked as not for federal purposes. You may only have one REAL ID compliant card, regular card, or enhanced card. You cannot have more than one Minnesota Driver’s License or Identification Card.
A REAL ID compliant card (or other acceptable form of identification, such as a passport) are not required to fly domestically until October 1, 2020.
What do I need to apply for a Real ID?
Real ID Requirements (PDF)
Cost varies for class and any endorsements you might have
You can pay with cash, check (payable to Scott County) or credit card. If you pay with a credit card you will be paying a 2.45% convenience fee.
When can I apply for a Real ID?
You can start applying for Real ID on October 1st, 2018
Scott County Service Center will accept applications up to 1 hour before closing each day. Please make sure you are in line by that time in order to ensure service.
|Day||Open||Close||Drivers License Times|
|Monday||8:00 AM||4:30 PM||8:00 AM to 3:30 PM|
|Tuesday||8:00 AM||4:30 PM||8:00 AM to 3:30 PM|
|Wednesday||8:00 AM||4:30 PM||8:00 AM to 3:30 PM|
|Thursday||8:00 AM||4:30 PM||8:00 AM to 5:30 PM|
|Friday||8:00 AM||4:30 PM||8:00 AM to 3:30 PM|