MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Driver’s license agent offices will be closed Sept. 28 and 29 to begin the transition to a new system that will allow for the distribution of REAL ID-compliant cards.

Some offices may remain open to accommodate for motor vehicle services only, in which anyone who wishes to utilize those services on those days should call ahead.

Minnesotans can start applying for the new identification cards beginning Oct. 1, but will have two years to obtain one before standard IDs are no longer compliant with federal regulations.

REAL IDs will be required for federal purposes, including boarding domestic flights, beginning Oct. 1, 2020.

Comments (2)
  1. So, what about people that recently got the Enhanced IDs? Do they need to now get REAL IDs too, or will they work until they expire? Nobody would tell us at the DMV this summer what was happening with the REAL IDs when we needed to renew, so we got Enhanced IDs.

    1. Linda Gilbert says:

      M. Brandenburg, that is my question too. No one seems to know the answer. I have an Enhanced ID that won’t expire until after the 2 year deadline.