Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Aeronautics and Aviation

Aircraft Registration

Photo of an Airplane

Aircraft Registration online services

  • Pay Your Bill Online
    Pay your aircraft registration tax and Minnesota sales and use tax if applicable.
  • Update Or Lookup An Aircraft Registration In Minnesota
    To lookup basic aircraft registration information, you need only the Aircraft N-Number. If you are an aircraft owner, you may also enter the Owner Access Code associated with the N-Number to check your registration status, update address, contact, insurance and base airport information, and if payment is due, choose to pay your bill.
  • Search The FAA Civil Aircraft Registry
    Search the Federal Aviation Administration civil aircraft registry.

Is your aircraft part of a lease agreement?

If you or your business engage in any of the following activities:

  • Sell aircraft to customers located in Minnesota
  • Lease aircraft to customers in Minnesota
  • Rent aircraft to customers in Minnesota

You must use the new "Aircraft Sales" tax line found on the Department of Revenue's e-Services website.

Also, if you or your business are required to report use tax on taxable transactions, including those under a Direct Pay Permit or your own use of business assets, you must use the new "Aircraft Use" tax line found on the Department of Revenue's e-Services website.

Learn more about adding aircraft tax lines to your sales and use tax account or see Adding Aircraft Tax Lines to your Sales and Use Tax Account (PDF).

First time registration

Sales/Use Tax Calculation

Contact information

MnDOT - Office of Aeronautics
Aircraft Registration Unit
222 East Plato Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55107-1618

Sales and Use Tax
For information regarding sales and use tax contact the Aircraft Registration Unit listed above, or contact Jeff Gintz, Minnesota Department of Revenue, 651-556-6732.

Aircraft Dealer's License
Learn more information on obtaining an Aircraft Dealer's License or contact: Leanne Gaiovnik - 651-234-7232 - leanne.gaiovnik@state.mn.us.

Federal Aviation Administration
Minneapolis Flight Standards District Office - 612-253-4400