Pre-apply for your driver's license online

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Drivers License

You may renew your driver's license at the Recorder's office at the Courthouse in Windom between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Knowledge tests are given at the BARC (Business Arts & Recreation Center) every Monday at 10:00 a.m. You do not need an appointment for written testing.

Road tests are also given on Mondays at the BARC (Business Arts & Recreation Center).You may make an appointment by calling (507) 376-6551 on Tuesdays.

CDL Holders: Federal Regulations require all states to review a proof of citizenship or lawful permanent residency document. Visit the DVS website at https://dps.mn.gov or call 507-831-1458 for examples of acceptable documentation. You also must complete a CDL Self-Certification form and provide a valid medical examiner's certificate if applicable. Additional information is available on the DVS website.

Other information regarding your driver's license may be found at www.mndriveinfo.org.

Manuals are no longer being printed and can be obtained at www.mndriveinfo.org.

Minnesota Real ID Information

Cottonwood County is preparing for upcoming Real ID offerings outlined by the State of Minnesota Driver & Vehicle Services. Please view the following links to learn more on the various ID options and requirements available. 

Requirements for Real ID Card

Requierments for Enhanced ID Card

Requirements for Standard ID Card



Minnesota Identification Card Comparison Chart