***** News Update Effective May 20, 2020*****
The Olivia Exam Station is Closed until Further Notice
DPS-DVS reopened 16 exam stations on May 18.
These include: St. Paul, Arden Hills, Anoka, Eagan, Plymouth, Rochester, Mankato, Fairmont (opening May 26 for road tests only), Marshall, Willmar, Detroit Lakes, St.Cloud, Brainerd, Duluth, Grand Rapids, and Bemidji.
Please visit one of those locationats for testing services.
*****News Update Effective May 18, 2020*****
At this time Driver License Renewals will be by appointment only starting May 18, 2020.
Please call our office at 320-523-3612, to schedule an appointment.
Appointments will be 25min long, and face masks are required during your appointment.
Only 1 person per appointment will be allowed in the office at a time.
Please Call to make your appointment.
All Motor Vehicle and DNR transactions will still be processed by either dropbox or mail.
The Driver License Examiners will not be back in Olivia until further notice.
*****News Update Effective March 23, 2020*****
During this time our DMV will be open to process the following transactions by either dropbox or mail.
IRP/IFTA (mail or email only)
Tab Renew by Mail
If you would prefer to drop your tabs off in the dropbox located in the Government Center (East of the Court House) please follow the information in the tab renew by mail, but drop it in the drop box instead of mailing them to our office.
* Dropbox Location: Main Lobby on the Government Service Center at 105 South 5th Street, Olivia, MN 56277 Video
State Online Services
**Road testing is being cancelled statewide March 18 until further notice. There will be no State Examiners at the Renville County License Center until further notice. At this time there will be no written tests, road tests or reinstatement fees taken at this location.**
Gov. Walz signed a bill into law March 28 that provides an extension for Minnesotans whose driver's licenses or ID cards expire during the peacetime emergency.
The law extends the expiration date for any valid driver's license, instruction permit, provisional license, operator's permit, limited license, status checks, and farm work license that would expire during the peacetime emergency. The expiration dates for these licenses will be extended for two months after the date that the peacetime emergency ends.
Reminders for Customers.
As of October 1, 2018 we are taking applications for the Real ID, Enhanced Drivers License and Standard Drivers License.
The new Real ID license will be required for travel beginning October 1, 2021 within the United States.
See Enhanced Drivers License and Real ID document requirements list on Drivers License Tab.
Additional information comparing these identification options and a list of the required documents and fees can be found on the Minnesota Real ID website or by calling our office at 320-523-3612
Deadline for Enhanced Drivers License is 3:30 pm Monday-Friday
Written test/Drivers test exam location has changed to the lower level of the court house effective July 5, 2017.
|Office Hours:||Prorate Office Hours:||Address:|
8 am-4:30 pm
|*By appointment only.*
9 am-11 am, 1 pm-3 pm
|Renville County Courthouse
500 East Depue Ave, 2nd Floor
Olivia, MN 56277
|Office Phone number:||Office Fax Number:||Office Email:|
The License Department handles transactions dealing with motor vehicles, International Registration Plan Accounts, drivers license and identification cards, as well as watercraft, snowmobile and ATV licenses.