News release: DNR License Center in St. Paul resumes in-person services

November 29, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will resume in-person services at its St. Paul License Center on Dec. 1.

The License Center stopped providing in-person services on March 27, 2020, as a safety precaution in response to COVID-19. License Center staff have continued to serve customers without interruption via telephone, mail and online.

“We’re thrilled to work with customers in person again,” said Steve Michaels, DNR licensing program director. “Given the continued public health situation, License Center staff will be following COVID-19 safety protocols including wearing masks, and we recommend that customers also wear masks when they visit us.”

License Center staff assist customers with registering watercraft, off-highway vehicles and snowmobiles, as well as in purchasing hunting or fishing licenses, creating DNR customer records, applying for permits, and other DNR licensing needs.

License services remain available online at, at 1,500 license agents located throughout the state, and by visiting a local deputy registrar’s office.

The License Center is located in the lobby of the DNR’s Central Office at 500 Lafayette Road in St. Paul.