If you're a Minnesota driver and need license services for yourself or your vehicles next week - here's a heads up;  due to computer upgrades and replacements, the entire State of Minnesota's licensing system will be restricted next week - July 17-24.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's website, all online and most in-person services will be unavailable during this period due to the changeover.  If you needed to renew or apply for a drivers license or vehicle registration and/or tabs, you'll either need to do it before or after the time period, or check in advance to see if your local office will be available for service.

According to the website:

Online Services Unavailable

  • July 17-24: Online vehicle tab renewal and other DVS online services will be unavailable. Customers planning to renew their July tabs online will need to do so before July 17 to allow time for their new stickers to arrive in the mail.
Limited Services at all Office Locations
  • July 20-24:
    • Vehicle services such as tab renewal, plate replacement and title application will not be available.
    • Driver’s license, permit or identification card renewal and application services will be available; however, some offices may have different hours or be closed.
  • July 22: In addition to motor vehicle registration and title services, driver’s license services will also be unavailable on July 22. Most DVS and deputy registrar offices will be closed on this date.

After the system has been upgraded, customers are still encouraged to allow extra processing time for records to be updated and for the agencies to catch up.