Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Motor Carrier of Passengers (For-hire)


Intrastate carriers (operating only within Minnesota)

Interstate carriers (operating across state lines)

News and Notices

Modified office hours during Super Bowl week

Effective January 29, 2018, our office will have extended business hours to accommodate the expected increase of passenger vehicle credentialing related to Super Bowl LII.

From Monday through Friday, our front counter service hours will be 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., including being open between noon – 1:00 p.m.

Staff will be available to answer phone calls, email, process applications and issue credentials between 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday - Friday.

We will also be open Saturday, Feb. 3 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.


  • Drivers of motor carriers of passengers must pass a criminal background check, as required under Minnesota Statutes § 221.178; 299C.67.
  • Small vehicle passenger service is provided by a person engaged in the for-hire transportation of passengers, in a vehicle designed to transport 7 or fewer persons including the driver. Small vehicle passenger service is regulated by the cities in which they operate and the Metropolitan Council.