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Letter: Lapsed license not valid ID

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The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Driver and Vehicle Services requests this correction to information in a letter from Jeanne Vogel, published Oct. 27.

When a Minnesota driver of any age stops driving and allows a driver's license to lapse, the license is not valid for driving, identification or any other purpose.

Minnesota ID cards issued to non-drivers over the age of 65, however, are valid for the lifetime of the applicant. This information is covered in Minnesota Statute 171.07, Subd. 4.

When the holder of an over-65 ID card moves to a new address, a new application is required in order to update address information.

Requirements for obtaining an ID card are on the DVS website.

Kristine Chapin

Public Information Officer

Office of Communications

Minnesota Department of Public Safety

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