Real ID Drivers License or ID

COVID-19 Status Update - 6/3/2020 4:00 PM

Scott County Customer Service is now accepting appointments for driver’s license and identification card transactions only. This includes renewals, duplicates for address changes, lost or stolen licenses, upgrades to Real or Enhanced DL/IDs. Please click here for more details! 

All other services such as tabs, title transfers, disability certificates, duplicate titles, and other deputy registrar services will continue to be offered through the drop boxes or mail. We are also able to accept applications for marriage licenses via email, fax, mail, or drop box. Please ensure that all transactions left in the drop boxes have a phone number enclosed. Requests will be processed within 48 hours and returned via mail.

Please follow us on Facebook to see our step-by -step videos on how to process transactions during a building closure. 

Questions? Reach out to us via email at customerservicevm@co.scott.mn.us or call 952-496-8432. We have staff ready and available to answer your questions from 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday.

A standard driver’s license or ID is acceptable for domestic air travel until October 1st, 2021.

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. 

Real the entire statement from the Dept. of Homeland Security

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

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


 

Hours of operation

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
Saturday Closed Closed  
Sunday Closed Closed