Driver's License, Motor Vehicle & DNR

Beginning May 26th the Courthouse will open it's doors for limited public access.  The License Department will take customers by appointment only.  Please call our office to make an appointment.  If you get our voicemail please leave a detailed message about what business you have and we will call you back.  By leaving a detailed message it lets us research your business before calling you back.  

Kittson County Office Reopening Guidelines

 The Kittson County Courthouse and Highway Department buildings will be opening for limited public business effective Tuesday, May 26.  Departments will be open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY unless otherwise indicated below. Kittson County is taking every precaution to ensure your visit to our facilities are safe and asks the public to observe the following rules while utilizing our facilities:

• Please use hand sanitizer.   Dispensers are located at the front entrances and at each counter.

• Please wear a facemask if you have one available.

• Please social distance at all times while in our buildings.

• If you arrive early for an appointment, please have a seat outside the office until called on.

• Please allow us time between customers to sanitize our counters.

• If you are not feeling well, please stay at home. We can still help you by phone, mail or email.

• Feel free to utilize the drop box located outside Door #7 (SW Door).

• If you cannot follow these rules, you will be asked to leave the building.  

The following are the offices and their individual policies: 

Office                                               Policy                                       Phone Number

Kittson County Administrator          By Appointment Only          218-843-2670

Kittson County Assessor                           By Appointment Only          218-843-3615

Kittson County Emergency Mgmt.         By Appointment Only          218-843-2113

Kittson County Environmental Service  By Appointment Only           218-843-2113

Kittson County Highway Dept.                By Appointment Only          218-843-2686

Kittson County License Dept.                  By Appointment Only          218-843-2657

Kittson County Recorder                          By Appointment Only          218-843-2842

Kittson County Sheriff                               By Appointment Only          218-843-3535 

Kittson County Social Services                By Appointment Only            218-843-2689

Kittson County Taxpayer Services           By Appointment Only            218-843-3432

Kittson County Veterans Services          By Appointment Only           218-843-2198

Kittson County Zoning                              By Appointment Only          218-853-2114

Farm Service Agency                                Appt by Phone Only            218-843-2692

Kittson Soil and Water                              By Appointment Only          218-843-2619

NRCS                                                       Appt by Phone Only             218-843-2619

State of MN Court Admin.                       Closed to the Public             218-843-3632

Two Rivers Watershed Dist.                    By Appointment Only          218-843-3333

 University of MN Extension                    Closed to the Public             218-843-3674  

Please note the state is currently not offering written or driving tests at our location.  For an updated list of locations, please see or call the Bemidji office at 218-308-2940.  If your driver’s license or ID card would have expired during the peacetime emergency, your new expiration date is 2 months after the peacetime emergency ends.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Hours of Operation are Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.  Due to the new driver's license options applicants need to arrive by 3:30 and title work should arrive by 4:00 PM.

DNR Transactions include licenses for:

    • Snowmobiles
    • Rangers
    • ATVs
    • 4 Wheelers
    • Boats

  Driver’s license transactions include:

  • Driver’s license renewals
  • Enhanced Driver's License of ID
  • Identification cards
  • Instruction permits
  • Name and address changes
Drivers License Examiners are here every month on the 2nd Tuesday. Written exams begin at 10 a.m., driving exams are by appointment only which is scheduled by the examiners themselves.

Motor vehicle transactions include:

  • Boat, snowmobile, all terrain, motorcycle and trailer licensing
  • License plates
  • New vehicle and out-of-state registrations
  • Tab
  • Vehicle transfers
  • Keep a Portion of Your Money in Kittson County

    If you do your renewal through our office, the filing fee for vehicle registrations is kept in the county.  If you mail in your renewal to the state the filing fee is kept at the state. If you prefer to mail in your renewal you can still mail it directly to our office. Our mailing address is:
    410 5th Street S
    Suite 214
    Hallock, MN 56728