Add or Remove Lien From Title

Status Update – 03/22/2022

We have moved to our permanent location in the Government Center East building. Customer Service is located on the first floor and for those of you that have previously visited us before, we are moving back to the same spot we were once at. Entrance doors are located on Atwood Street and 4th Avenue.

We will continue with our hybrid customer service model, which includes appointments, walk-in service and drop box availability.   

All driver’s license and identification card transactions are required to prebook an appointment for service before coming to the government center.  Driver's licenses, ID cards and instruction permits can be renewed, replaced, updated, upgraded and first-time applications submitted at our location.

Walk-in service is available for other transactions such as tabs, title transfers, disability certificates, duplicate titles, marriage license applications, birth/death/marriage certificates and additional deputy registrar services.  Please note walk-in service is on a first come first served basis and service is not guaranteed.  When we have reached our capacity, you will be asked to wait outside the Service Center lobby until space is available. Our walk-in service line closes at 3:30. 

The drop box is in the circular drive on Atwood St between 4th and 5th Avenues.  Please ensure all of your transactions has a phone number on them.  Your request will be processed in the order it was received and returned via mail.

Thank you for your patience during our transition and we look forward to seeing you again.

Add a Lien to a MN Title - Drop Box/Mail/Standby List

You will need : 

• Your MN title 

•  If you are refinancing and there is a lienholder showing on the title, you will need to submit a lien release. If you don’t you will have two lienholders showing on the title 

• Fill out your MN title with help of out Add a Lien Guide

• Call us at (952) 496-8432 for total amount

• Place in the drop box, mail

• Complete in person using our standby list

• It will be processed first in - first out 

• We will mail you a receipt after processing 


Payment Options:

• Check or Money Order

•  Make it out to Scott County 

•  Include your driver’s license number and phone number on the check 

• Credit/Debit Card by Phone (Visa, Mastercard, Discover)

•  Leave call back phone number in envelope / email (we will call you for your credit card number) 

•  Card must be in registered owner’s name 

•  Additional 2.49% service fee is applied at time of sale

Remove Lien from Title Drop Box/Mail/Standby List

If you are removing a lien from your title, you will need:

• Your MN title 

•  If your address is the same, leave the title blank 

•  If your address has changed, fill out the address boxes in the middle section of the title

• A lien release from your secured party 

• Amount due: $11 

• Place in a drop box or mail to the Service Center 

• Use our standby list to complete in person

• It will be processed first in - first out 

• We will mail a receipt to you after processing 


Payment Options:

• Check or Money Order

•  Make it out to Scott County 

•  Include your driver’s license number and phone number on the check 

• Credit/Debit Card by Phone (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express)

•  Leave call back phone number in envelope / email (we will call you for your credit card number) 

•  Card must be in registered owner’s name 

•  Additional 2.49% service fee is applied at time of sale