Drivers License

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Pre-apply for your driver's license online

Standing in line? Save time by pre-applying for your Mn Driver's license. To view the Mn DVS website

Drivers License

You may renew your driver's license at the Recorder's office, by appointment, at the Courthouse in Windom between 8:00 a.m. and 3:40 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Knowledge tests are only available at DVS exam stations. You need an appointment for written testing.  To schedule the appointment go to  Exams are not currently offered in Windom.

Road tests are also only available at DVS exam stations.  Appointments are made online, you may make an appointment at  Road tests are not currently offered in Windom.

CDL Holders: Federal Regulations require all states to review a proof of citizenship or lawful permanent residency document. Visit the DVS website at 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

Manuals are no longer being printed and can be obtained at

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. 

Minnesota Identification Card Comparison Chart

MN ID Chart Comparision