Tabs (Registration)

COVID-19 Status Update - 5/15/2020 2:34 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 allow ample time for setting an appointment as we will need to ask some health screening questions, go through the types of licenses, and review what documents you will need before scheduling an appointment. Upgrades to RealID or EnhancedID do require additional documentation.

To save time, please review license options and document requirements on the DVS website prior to your call and have your documents in hand. We will be reviewing documents over the phone to make your visit as safe and efficient as possible by reducing the time we spend face to face. You will be asked to pre-apply for your license during the call – you can do so here.

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. Ready to make an appointment? Please call 952-496-8432.

Questions? Call or reach out to us via email at customerservicevm@co.scott.mn.us. We have staff ready and available to answer your questions as well as to make appointments 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


 
Apply in person at one of our Customer Service Centers
 

What to Bring


 
Bring current year renewal notice, or the license plate number and photo ID. Tabs or stickers and any necessary plates will be issued at the time you apply.

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. Can not be a photocopy.
 
Remember to bring 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. 

Cost


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

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.