Motor Vehicle & Driver's License, Prorate

Effective January 1, 2016, you are required to provide proof of insurance for tab renewals or title transfers on any motorized vehicle (no trailers). Required information includes: Insurance company name, policy number, and policy expiration date.

If you have moved to Minnesota from out of state, you are given 60 days to register your vehicle with Minnesota.

Register your vehicle in Minnesota:

  1. Out of state title.
  2. Application to Title and Register a Motor Vehicle (PS2000) form (completed & signed).
  3. Insurance information - company name, policy number, expiration date.

Loan on a vehicle (lien holder holding the title):

  1. Out of state registration card.
  2. Application to Title and Register a Motor Vehicle (PS2000) form (completed & signed).
  3. Full name and address of the lien holder and date the loan was secured.
  4. Insurance information - company name, policy number, expiration date.

Leasing a vehicle that is registered out of state:

  1. Power of Attorney from leasing company.
  2. Out of state registration card.
  3. Application to Title and Register a Motor Vehicle (PS2000) form (completed & signed).
  4. If the vehicle has a lien holder - full name and address of the lien holder and date the loan was secured.
  5. Insurance information - company name, policy number, expiration date.

Purchase of tabs for a vehicle not listed as owner (do not have a printed renewal notice from the State of Minnesota), please bring a completed tab renewal authorization form. The registered owner must complete and sign; giving permission to purchase the tabs on their vehicle (insurance information - company name, policy number, and expiration date are also required).

To determine how much you have paid for vehicle registration for income tax purposes, visit the https://mndriveinfo.org website.

The Becker County DMV office handles the following functions related to driver's licenses:

  1. Renew driver's licenses
  2. Duplicate driver's licenses
  3. Issue seasonal CDL licenses
  4. Issue MN State ID cards
  5. Update health certificates

For the following other services:

  1. Pay a reinstatement fee
  2. Testing
  3. Scheduling a road test
  4. Applying for an enhanced driver's license

Please visit or contact the MN State Department of Transportation office:

MNDOT - Detroit Lakes Exam Station
1000 Highway 10 W
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
DVS website
(218) 846-8270

Prorate is completed by appointment only. Please call the DMV office at 218-846-7308 to schedule.

SUPPLEMENT -- to your prorate account, please have the following forms completed prior to your appointment:

IFTA -- decals, please have the following form completed prior to your appointment:

NOT the contact person listed on the prorate account -- please bring an authorization letter from the Owner of the Company or Contact Person.

Need to open a NEW prorate account -- please complete the following packet: