Tabs (Registration)

COVID-19 Status Update - August 20, 2020

Important information:  Customer Service is accepting tab (registration) requests through the drop boxed or via mail only.  Please see below for instructions.

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 services other than driver's licenses and ID card transactions (such as tabs, title transfers, disability certificates, duplicate titles, and other deputy registrar services) are being offered through the drop boxes or mail only. 

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

Your tabs or registration stickers expire each year and must be renewed. The expiration month is shown on the sticker on the lower left corner of the plate, and the expiration year is shown on the sticker on the lower right corner of the plate. You do have until the end of the month shown to purchase registration.

Application Process

 What to enclose

Submit your current year renewal notice, or the license plate number and photo ID, by mail or through the drop box at the Scott County Government Center. Tabs or stickers and any necessary plates will be issued via mail.

You may give permission to someone else to renew registration for you. You need to print the Authorization to Purchase Tabs Form (PDF) and complete it. You must sign and list your driver's license/ID number. The form must have a live signature; it cannot be a photocopy.
Remember to submit your insurance information.  Information consists of the insurance company's name, the policy number, and the policy expiration date for the subject motor vehicle or motorcycle. 


Fees vary depending on the classification and year of the vehicle.

You can pay with check (payable to Scott County) or credit card. If you pay with a credit card you will be paying a 2.45% convenience fee.