License Center

UPDATE: The knowledge test scheduled for November 10th will not be offered due to staffing issues. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Registration Renewals:

Renewing Someone Else's Registration Stickers? Please bring in the renewal notice mailed to the owner from Driver and Vehicle Services or a signed Authorization Form from the owner. Without one of these items, we will not be able to sell registration stickers to a non-owner due to data privacy laws.

Title Transfers:

To complete a title transfer ALL buyers must be present

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Both the (1) Title, and (2) the PS2000 document must be filled out prior to coming into the office (printed name, signatures, driver’s license number, etc).

Note: When transferring a title, owner’s must also have current insurance information on the vehicle being titled.


The Lac qui Parle County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office is now offering online Class D Knowledge Exams.

Who: Under 18: bring your blue card, birth certificate, and social security card.
          Over 18: bring your valid out-of-state driver’s license and birth certificate.
          If you do not have the above documents please call the office for a list of other options.

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where: The Auditor-Treasurer’s Office, Lac qui Parle County Courthouse, 600 6th Street, Madison, Minnesota.

How: No appointment needed; Testing is online; Computers are provided; We are able to test 2 individuals at a time. 

Fee: The first 2 attempts are free of charge (1 test per day); 3rd test is $10. If additional testing is needed test must be completed at a full exam station (ex. Marshall or Willmar)


Contact Information

Lac qui Parle County Courthouse
Auditor-Treasurer's Office
600 6th Street, Suite 5
Madison, MN 56256

Main office phone:  (320) 598-7444
Fax:  (320) 598-3125


License Center Overview

The County Auditor-Treasurer's Office is appointed by the MN Department of Public Safety as an independent Deputy Registrar Office.  The Deputy Registrar provides services related to driver's license applications, vehicle title, and registration services.  The Auditor-Treasurer's Office also provides, on behalf of the MN Department of Natural Resources, services related to registration of off-highway vehicles, snowmobiles, and boats and watercraft.  A summary of the services provided is below.

Minnesota Driver's License Agent

Minnesota Vehicle Title 

Minnesota Vehicle Registration


MN Department of Natural Resources Registrations