BLAINE, Minn. – (July 13, 2017) – If you are going to be headed to license center this month for a driver’s license renewal, car registration, marriage license, or something else, you might want to pay attention to the date. All licenses center in the county and the state will be closed from July 20- 24.
Customers may initially notice longer wait times as the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS) is implemented. Under the new system, transactions are recorded in real time, while you wait. Once you have paid to register a vehicle or do a title transfer, the record of that vehicle is immediately updated. Your name will appear as the registered owner so there is no need to carry proof of transfer while you wait for the paper copy of the title from the state. With MNLARS, you will receive a title in just 2-3 weeks instead of the 8-12 weeks it currently takes.
Regular business hours will resume July 25 at all five Anoka County License Centers, located in Ramsey, Coon Rapids, Ham Lake, Blaine, and Columbia Heights. Go to www.anokacounty.us/license for hours and directions.
Note: the July 20-24 closure does not include Anoka County’s passport centers, located in Blaine and Coon Rapids.