Select Yes if you already own or purchased a vehicle from another state, and are registering it for the first time in MN.

Select No if you are a resident of MN and purchasing a vehicle within the state.

        Select "Already owned" if there is an existing title (out of state) that is in your name.

        Select "Purchased out of state" if a new purchase, and the title is not in your name.


        Vehicle Type/Class and explanation of registration classes

        By law, the type, and in some cases the use, of your vehicle determines which registration class (plate) is proper. The following is a brief description of the law which applies to the classes of registration. Please check the box corresponding to the proper class for your vehicle.

        For additional information, contact a deputy registrar or the department of public safety.

        All passenger automobiles and vans, station wagons, ambulances and hearses. Also all pickup trucks with a manufacturer's rated capacity of 3/4 ton or less.

        Classic Car:  as defined by law (M.S. 168.10), and owned and operated solely as a collector’s item and not for general transportation purposes.

        Collector Vehicle:  a vehicle which is at least 20 model years old and manufactured after 1935 and owned and operated solely as a collector’s item and not for general transportation purposes. To register a vehicle in the collector class, the owner of the vehicle must have one or more vehicles with regular license plates.

        Street Rod:  a motorized vehicle manufactured prior to 1949 or designed and manufactured to resemble such vehicle and owned and operated solely as a street rod and not for general transportation purposes. To register a vehicle as a street rod, the owner of the vehicle must have one or more vehicles with regular license plates.

        Pioneer Vehicle:   a vehicle manufactured prior to 1936 which is owned and operated solely as a collector’s item and not for general transportation purposes.

        Tax Exempt:  all vehicles required to display tax-exempt license plate(s) must have the name of the state department or political subdivision, non-public high school operating a driver education program or licensed commercial driving school, plainly displayed on both sides of the vehicle; except those exempted by M.S. 168.012. For more information regarding the marking or exemption requirements please call DVS at (651) 205-4082.

        Motorcycles and mopeds   (select one)

        Classic Car:  as defined by law (M.S. 168.10), and owned and operated solely as a collector’s item and not for general transportation purposes.

        Collector Vehicle:  a vehicle which is at least 20 model years old and manufactured after 1935 and owned and operated solely as a collector’s item and not for general transportation purposes. To register a vehicle in the collector class, the owner of the vehicle must have one or more vehicles with regular license plates.

        Street Rod:  a motorized vehicle manufactured prior to 1949 or designed and manufactured to resemble such vehicle and owned and operated solely as a street rod and not for general transportation purposes. To register a vehicle as a street rod, the owner of the vehicle must have one or more vehicles with regular license plates.

        Pioneer Vehicle:   a vehicle manufactured prior to 1936 which is owned and operated solely as a collector’s item and not for general transportation purposes.

        Tax Exempt:  all vehicles required to display tax-exempt license plate(s) must have the name of the state department or political subdivision, non-public high school operating a driver education program or licensed commercial driving school, plainly displayed on both sides of the vehicle; except those exempted by M.S. 168.012. For more information regarding the marking or exemption requirements please call DVS at (651) 205-4082.

        Buses  (select one)

        School bus - Bus used exclusively for transporting students (must be inspected prior to registration)

        Classic Car:  as defined by law (M.S. 168.10), and owned and operated solely as a collector’s item and not for general transportation purposes.

        Collector Vehicle:  a vehicle which is at least 20 model years old and manufactured after 1935 and owned and operated solely as a collector’s item and not for general transportation purposes. To register a vehicle in the collector class, the owner of the vehicle must have one or more vehicles with regular license plates.

        Street Rod:  a motorized vehicle manufactured prior to 1949 or designed and manufactured to resemble such vehicle and owned and operated solely as a street rod and not for general transportation purposes. To register a vehicle as a street rod, the owner of the vehicle must have one or more vehicles with regular license plates.

        Pioneer Vehicle:   a vehicle manufactured prior to 1936 which is owned and operated solely as a collector’s item and not for general transportation purposes.

        Tax Exempt:  all vehicles required to display tax-exempt license plate(s) must have the name of the state department or political subdivision, non-public high school operating a driver education program or licensed commercial driving school, plainly displayed on both sides of the vehicle; except those exempted by M.S. 168.012. For more information regarding the marking or exemption requirements please call DVS at (651) 205-4082.

        Recreational  (select one)

        Life support systems:

        1. Cooking with liquid propane gas supply. 2. Potable water supply including sink and faucet. 3. Separate 110-125 volt electrical power supply. 4. Heating or air conditioning separate from vehicle engine. 5. Refrigerator – electric or propane. 6. Toilet – self-contained or connected to a plumbing system.

        Manufactured homes

        Any trailer or semi-trailer which is designed, constructed and equipped for use as a human dwelling place, living abode or living quarters. The manufactured home is 320 sq. ft. Or more when erected on site.

        Owner must provide a letter from the County Auditor/Treasurer stating their taxes are paid in full in order to transfer the title.

        Trailers  (select one)

        Owner must provide a letter from the County Auditor/Treasurer stating their taxes are paid in full in order to transfer the title.

        Trucks



        Classic Car:  as defined by law (M.S. 168.10), and owned and operated solely as a collector’s item and not for general transportation purposes.

        Collector Vehicle:  a vehicle which is at least 20 model years old and manufactured after 1935 and owned and operated solely as a collector’s item and not for general transportation purposes. To register a vehicle in the collector class, the owner of the vehicle must have one or more vehicles with regular license plates.

        Street Rod:  a motorized vehicle manufactured prior to 1949 or designed and manufactured to resemble such vehicle and owned and operated solely as a street rod and not for general transportation purposes. To register a vehicle as a street rod, the owner of the vehicle must have one or more vehicles with regular license plates.

        Pioneer Vehicle:   a vehicle manufactured prior to 1936 which is owned and operated solely as a collector’s item and not for general transportation purposes.

        Tax Exempt:  all vehicles required to display tax-exempt license plate(s) must have the name of the state department or political subdivision, non-public high school operating a driver education program or licensed commercial driving school, plainly displayed on both sides of the vehicle; except those exempted by M.S. 168.012. For more information regarding the marking or exemption requirements please call DVS at (651) 205-4082.


        Note: Trailers and trucks registered on a gross weight basis must be registered at a minimum of 1.25 times the empty weight.

        Note: Trucks over 15,000lbs used for personal use - are classified as commercial trucks.


        Unique classes


        PS2000 mapping for Section A (hidden)

        This field maps to the PS2000 (11/2020), Section A, Vehicle Type

        This field maps to the PS2000 (11/2020), Section A, Vehicle Class

        This field maps to the PS2000 (11/2020), Section A, Vehicle Use Type

        IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE READ

        DVS will issue a duplicate certificate of title only to the owner or legal representative (power of attorney is required) of the owner named on the original certificate. If the original certificate of title is recovered, it must be returned to DVS.

        All data collected on a motor vehicle application are required by law. These data are used to identify your motor vehicle. Failure to provide required data may result in denial of the transfer of ownership, registration of this vehicle, or other requested action. Except for certain uses permitted by federal and state laws, personal information contained in your application may not be disclosed to anyone without your express consent. 



        Applicant/Owner

        Select Yes if you need the duplicate mailed to a different address than your permanent address.  Your total fee may change to include postage.


        Additional owner

        This application is for a duplicate:


          Please select one:

          Lien Release - Name and address of lien holder

          NOTICE: Secured party's signature must be notarized to release a lien.  Please provide your email address to receive a copy of this request to have your signature notarized.

          Fees Due

          Payment preference and acknowledgement

          The email, phone number, and name you provided above will be used to contact you to verify your information, determine cost, and provide you instructions for completing your transaction. Please allow 5-7 business days for us to respond to your request.

          The email, phone number, and name you provided above will be used to contact you to verify your information, determine cost, and provide you instructions for completing your transaction. The credit card transaction will be completed over the phone. Please allow 5-7 business days for us to respond to your request.  

          Government center self-serve and in-person service is not available at this time.

          Once we inform you that your order is ready, you will have 48 hours to pick up your completed transaction. If you aren't able to pick up within that window, your transaction will be mailed to your address on file.

          When this vehicle is transferred, all owners must sign the assignment, whether the vehicle is owned as joint tenants (or, and/or) or as tenants in common (and-no conjunctions). The death of a joint tenant requires proof of death, application for title by the surviving joint tenant and appropriate fees. The death of a sole owner or of a tenant in common requires an application for title by survivor, appropriate fees and either the probate court document or a suriviving spouse/no probate form (PS2071) along with proof of death. If this vehicle is leased for more than 180 days, a lessee designation form (PS2019) must be attached.


          Vehicle information


          Purchaser(s)/Owner(s) information

          Under Legal Age






            Odometer disclosure statement: I (we) certify that the odometer now reads:

            (no tenths) miles.

            Federal and State laws require that you state the mileage in connection with the transfer of ownership, Minnesota law requires that you make disclosures about damage to the vehicle. Failure to complete or providing a false statement may result in fines and/or imprisionment; some exemptions may apply.

             

            An odometer statement is not required for: 1) A vehicle having a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 16,000 pounds; 2) A vehicle that is not self-propelled; or 3) A vehicle that is 10 years old or older.

            Damage Disclosure Statement:

            Assignment: I (we) certify that this vehicle is free from all security interests. I (we) warrant title and assign the registration tax and vehicle to the person(s) named above.


            • This form records the person or group leasing a motor vehicle from a designated company (lessor).  It must be signed by the lessor's authorized agent.
            • A filing fee is due when submitting a lessee designation.  To determine the amount due, visit dvs.dps.mn.gov and select Fees, or call 651-297-2126.

            Vehicle information

            Lessee information

            Lessee Removal - if applicable

            Leasing Company (Lessor) information

            Notice: All data collected on a motor vehicle application is required by law.  Failure to provide this required data may result in the denial of ownership transfer, vehicle registration, or other requested actions.  With the exception of sales tax data, lessee information is classified as private.  Only the subject of the data and those specifically authorized by law are entitled to view the data.

            The following documents are required for leased vehicles:

            • The Lessee designation form needs to be filled out by Entity or Individual(s) leasing the vehicle.  Print the Lessee designation form (PDF) and attach to this form.
            • Signed Lease agreement and/or Power of Attorney
            • Registration Card or Title (Copy is Acceptable)

                  Additional documentation needed:

                  Customer needs title or MSO

                    Purchaser's Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Declaration

                    Trade-in was:

                    The only trade-in acceptable for reduction of purchase price is another registered or previously registered motor vehicle. Farm equipment, furniture, animals, etc. cannot be listed as a trade-in.


                    Veterans ~

                    If you are a disabled veteran purchasing a vehicle with funds provided by the veteran's administration, you must submit letter from the V.A.

                      Licensed MN Dealers ~

                      Indicate MN dealer license number - below.


                      Payment preference and acknowledgement

                      The email, phone number, and name you provided above will be used to contact you to verify your information, determine cost, and provide you instructions for completing your transaction. Please allow 5-7 business days for us to respond to your request. 

                      The email, phone number, and name you provided above will be used to contact you to verify your information, determine cost, and provide you instructions for completing your transaction. The credit card transaction will be completed over the phone. Please allow 5-7 business days for us to respond to your request. 

                      Government center self-serve and in-person service is not available at this time.

                      Once we inform you that your order is ready, you will have 48 hours to pick up your completed transaction. If you aren’t able to pick up within that window, your transaction will be mailed to your address on file.


                      I (we) certify I (we) are of legal age, have purchased this vehicle subject to liens shown and no other. This vehicle is and will continue to be insured while operating upon the public streets and highways. The vehicle will be operated in compliance with the laws that apply to its class of registration. I (we) have received a copy of this application and all of my (our) declarations are true and correct. If applicable, I (we) have knowledge of state and federal regulations applicable to commercial vehicle operation, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 221, Public Service Commission Rules 1 through 48 and Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Parts 390 through 399, and if a transporter of hazardous materials, Code of Rederal Regulations, Title 49, Parts 171 to 199.

                      Any person who shall complete or submit a false or fraudulent motor vehicle purchaser's certificate with intent to defeat or evade sales tax shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and for each offense shall be fined not more than $500 or be imprisoned in the County jail for not more than one year or both.