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Access to Electronic License Data

Effective August 1, 2012, personal information collected to purchase a DNR license or register a recreational vehicle are classified as private data. See Minnesota Statute, section 84.0874. Your personal information may only be released for specific purposes under these eight permissible uses.

  1. For use by any government agency, including any court or law enforcement agency, in carrying out its functions, or any private person or entity acting on behalf of a Federal, State, or local agency in carrying out its functions.
  2. For use in connection with matters of vehicle or operator safety and theft; emissions; product alterations, recalls, or advisories, and performance monitoring.
  3. For use in the normal course of business by a legitimate business or its agents, employees, or contractors, in order to verify the accuracy of personal information submitted by an individual. If the information as submitted is not correct or is no longer correct, correct information may be obtained only for the purpose of preventing fraud by, pursuing legal remedies against, or recovering on a debt or security interest against the individual. If the person requesting access is acting as the agent of a lienholder, the requestor must submit proof of a contract with the lienholder.
  4. For use in connection with any civil, criminal, administrative, or arbitration proceedings in any Federal, State, or local court or agency or before any self-regulatory body, including the service of process, investigation in anticipation of litigation, and the execution or enforcement of judgments and orders, or pursuant to an order of a Federal, State, or local court, provided that the requestor provides a copy of the court order.
  5. For use by any insurer or insurance support organization, or by a self-insured entity, or its agents, employees, or contractors, in connection with claims investigation activities or antifraud activities. If agent of insurance company, requestor must provide insurance company name.
  6. For use in providing notice to the owners of towed or impounded recreational vehicles or watercraft. The person requesting access must provide the name, address, and telephone number of the entity that request that the recreational vehicle or watercraft be towed.
  7. For use by any licensed private investigative agency or licensed security service for any purpose permitted under this section, provided that the person provides a copy of a valid license.
  8. For the use is related to the physical safety or security or operators, vehicles, pedestrians, or property.

If you want to give permission for someone else to access your private data:

  1. Fill out form completely.
  2. Mail, fax or email form to:
    MN DNR License Center
    500 Lafayette Rd
    Saint Paul, MN 55155-4026

    Fax: 651-297-8851
    Email: info.dnr@state.mn.us

Consent to Release Private Data form This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

If you want to access ELS data:

  1. Fill out form completely.
  2. Mail, fax or email form to:
    MN DNR License Center
    500 Lafayette Rd
    Saint Paul, MN 55155-4026

    Fax: 651-297-8851
    Email: info.dnr@state.mn.us

Electronic License System Data Request form This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.