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MMBA | New Minnesota Drivers License


The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) will soon begin to issue redesigned driversí licenses, instruction permits, and identification cards.

View a PDF of the new cards here

View a PDF of Tribal IDs here

PDF of Security Features on the new Driver's License

PDF of Frequently Asked Questions on the new cards

Production of the new cards will begin in mid-December, 2004. Since DVS operates on a four-year renewal cycle, old and new versions of the card will be in circulation for the next several years.

Many of the cardís new features help to deter identify theft and fraud. Some of the new features are:

  • Fine lines printed over the digital image of the cardholder, making it easier to detect tampering
  • Larger print for easy reading
  • Virtual images of loons that appear to float above or sink below the surface on the face of the card
  • Red border around digital image for card holders under 21 years of age

This PDF file provides you with a first look at the new card and details some of its characteristics. Please share the new card images and information with appropriate personnel.

Questions about the new card may be sent to NewDL@mndriveinfo.org.