Kiosks Appear in Grocery Stores for License Tab Renewals
People in Maple Grove and Crystal can now renew their license tabs and pick up their groceries all in the same trip.
On Nov. 16, Minnesota’s Vehicle Services Division rolled out vehicle registration kiosks at six Cub stores, including locations in Crystal and Maple Grove.
The kiosks allow people to renew their license tabs by either scanning the barcode on their renewal notice or by answering a few questions about their vehicle.
Customers would need to know:
- Address (must be correct on the renewal notice).
- License plate number.
- Insurance provider’s name, policy number and expiration date.
- The county name in which the vehicle is kept.
- Either the account ID number from the renewal notice or the customer’s house/building number.
- The last three characters of the vehicle’s VIN.
“Our deputy registrars do a phenomenal job,” said Tony Anderson, the operations director for the Department of Vehicle Services. “Some of the offices are very busy, some of them are able to get [people] in and out pretty quick, but it’s really another mode for consumers to be able to renew their vehicle registration.”
The kiosks take both debit and credit cards, but anyone renewing their tabs this way will be charged a $4.95 convenience fee along with a credit card processing fee of 2.49 percent.
As of Nov. 16, kiosks are available at the following Cub locations:
Apple Valley: 15350 Cedar Ave.
Maple Grove: 8150 Wedgewood Lane
Fridley: 250 57th Ave. NE
St. Paul: 1177 Clarence St.
Crystal: 5301 36th Ave. N.
St. Anthony: 3930 Silver Lake Road
West St. Paul: 2001 S. Robert St.
Rochester: 1021 15th Ave. SE
Additional kiosks will eventually be placed at Cub locations in Blaine, Coon Rapids, Maplewood, Uptown Minneapolis, Minneapolis Minnehaha, Oakdale, St. Louis Park, and St. Paul Midway.