State Identification (ID) Card for Minnesota

See the Services Directory entry Driver's License (for the state of Minnesota) for instructions about getting a driver's license.

At the Government Center, we offer the following state identification card services:

  • First time ID card (Enhanced ID, Real ID, or Standard)
  • ID card name change
  • ID card address change
  • Get a duplicate ID card if yours was lost or stolen

Keep in mind

If want a first time instruction permit or a first time driver's license contact:

Minnesota State Exam Station
River Center Plaza
1633 North Broadway
Rochester, MN 55906

Phone: 507-923-2020

Read all these steps first! 

Because we are using physical distancing to help keep people safe, our application process has changed.

Read the following instructions all the way through before you begin.

Gather your information 

You will need:

  • Proof of identification (see list of acceptable documents)
  • For name change you need a certified document (has a raised seal) that shows your legal name change (for example a certified marriage certificate).

Get your arrival time 

On the day you want to come into the Olmsted County Government Center building, use the Olmsted County Online Check-in page to get an arrival time. This will help us avoid crowded lines at the Government Center.

The web page will tell you what time to arrive. It will give you a ticket number that you will use to check in when you arrive. That same number will be used to call you to the desk. Keep it handy. (You will also receive a text message with this number and arrival time.)

For safe physical distancing, do not enter the Government Center more than five minutes before this time.

Access the Olmsted County Online Check-in system with your computer or smart device.

Come to the Government Center 

To minimize health risks, we ask that you bring no more than one guest along with you (and your guest should only be invited if necessary).

Come to:

Olmsted County Government Center
Vital Records and Licensing
151 4th Street South East
Rochester, MN 55904

Remember to bring the information you gathered and payment for any fees.

We accept credit cards. There is a 2.49% convenience fee for all credit card payments We also accept cash and personal checks made payable to Olmsted County Vital Records.

Do not enter the building more than five minutes before your scheduled arrival time.

What to expect when you arrive 

Follow the posted directions. They will tell you where to check in. After you check in, you will receive further instructions.

If you have questions, there will be staff available to direct you.

When it is your turn, you will be called to the desk.

Fill out the application 

You will receive an application when you arrive.

Have your photo taken 

After you have completed the application and submitted your proof of identification, we will take your picture.

Pay the fee 

Fees for State ID Cards are:

  • Initial Application = $21.50
  • Renewal = $21.50
  • Duplicate = $17.00
  • Senior Citizen (65+) $20.75
  • Reduced Fee ID (Developmental, Mental or Physical Disabilities MS171.07, Subd. 3, para (e)) $0.50

We accept credit cards. There is a 2.49% convenience fee for all credit card payments

We also accept cash and personal checks made payable to Olmsted County Vital Records.

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