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Clay County joins pilot program to offer same-day driver's licenses, IDs

Class D licenses, permits and state IDs will be available on the same day they are applied for through June 30, 2023.

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MOORHEAD — The Clay County Department of Motor Vehicles is one of two offices in Minnesota participating in a pilot program to issue standard Class D driver's licenses and state identification cards on the same day residents apply for, renew or replace a card.

The same-day cards, also being issued at the Dakota County License Center in Lakeville, are available as part of a pilot program that runs through June 30, 2023.

The Clay County office, in the Moorhead Center Mall at 420 Center Ave., can issue same-day Class D licenses, permits and identification cards, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said in a news release. There is no added fee for getting a card issued the same day.

Enhanced identification cards, REAL IDs and commercial driver's licenses or permits are not available for same-day issue.

Same-day issued cards have a slightly different look and feel than traditionally issued cards due to the card stock and laminate used in the printing process.

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