Motor Vehicle Department

The Wayzata Motor Vehicle Department  is open and accepting walk-in customers. Appointments are not needed for registrations and licensing services. Appointments are need for passport services. 

Get there early! The last registration and licensing transaction is at 4:15 p.m., Mon - Thurs. 

Registration and Licensing 

Motor Vehicle Department

The City of Wayzata’s Motor Vehicle Department is a deputy registrar office that handles registration and licensing of motor vehicles, boats, snowmobiles and All Terrain Vehicles (ATV). The department issues fishing and hunting licenses and offers passport application processing by appointment only. You do not need an appointment for just a passport photo. 

*Please note there is a new insurance requirement--effective January 1, 2016 insurance information must be provided at the time of registration renewal, title transfer, or application for new Minnesota title/registration per Minnesota Statute Chapter 169.798, Subd. 4.

Wayzata Motor Vehicle does not accept applications for new Enhanced Drivers License’s or new REAL ID. For additional locations in metro area for drivers license info call 651-296-6911 or visit MN Drive Info.

Short on time?  Use the drop box option.

We are happy to help you face to face but please consider using the drop box or online options for your registration/tab renewals if you can. 

Registration/Tab RenewalsPayment Drop Box   

Place the following in an envelope and put the envelope in the gray Utility Drop Box located across the parking lot from the Motor Vehicle Service Center entrance. 

If you have your renewal notice from the state, please include:

  • Renewal Notice/Prebill (Must include insurance info)
  • Check payable to City of Wayzata (include phone number)
    • If you are using a cash, you must leave the exact amount.
  • Confirm mailing address is correct. 

The Utility Drop Box is checked daily and completed transactions are mailed the next business day. 

You may also mail your registration/tab renewal and check to:

City of Wayzata
Attn: MV Dept.
600 Rice St E
Wayzata, MN 55391

If you do not have your prebill, please click the link below, fill out the form and follow the instructions to submit.

Questions, email Nick Heider at nheider@wayzata.org

Registration Renewals for Boats, Snowmobiles and All Terrain Vehicles

Drop-box options
If you have your renewal card from the state, please include:

  • Renewal card 
  • Check payable to City of Wayzata (include phone number)
  • Leave information in the Utility Drop Box or mail it to the City of Wayzata.

If you do not have your card issued by the state, you can complete an AUTHORIZATION TO REGISTER DNR REGISTRATION form. Follow the instructions on the form and leave the form and payment in the Utility Box.

Authorization to Register DNR Registration form

Additional Services

Additional services available at the Motor Vehicle Department include:

  • Notary services ($5)
  • Dealer services

Payment Options

The Wayzata Motor Vehicle Department accepts cash, check and credit / debit cards (Visa, MasterCard and Discover). A 2.49% convenience fee will be added to your transaction when using a credit or debit card. Passport application processing must be paid by check only.

Minnesota Department of Public Safety

For more information about motor vehicle services, please visit the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website.