Need new driver's license STAT!
April 8, 2011 5:32 PM Subscribe
Lost driver's license in Minneapolis and need to rent a car for work. Help!
posted by sureshot to law & government (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I just started a brand new job and of course had to find some absurd way to screw up. Here's the deal:
This Tuesday, for my work, I need to rent a car in Minneapolis and drive to Duluth. To do this, I will most certainly need a driver's license. But today, Friday, at the gym after work, somebody stole my wallet.
So the earliest I can get to the DMV would be first thing Monday morning. Which I can do. But I'm worried that they won't issue my new license on the spot. This would likely screw me over at the car rental place the following day.
Does anyone have recent experience with a lost driver's license in Minneapolis? Do they issue a new license on the spot, or do you need to wait a number of days for one to arrive in the mail?
The Driver and Vehicle Services website says that there's no need for a new photo, that they'll pull your old one from their files. But does that mean that they create the new card right then and there?
If not, I'm assuming one could get a temporary license or some type of paper work that would allow them to drive. My worst-case-scenario plan is to call the car rental place tomorrow (they're of course closed on Friday nights) and see if they might accept such temporary paperwork.
This is the first time any employer has trusted me to travel on the company dime, and I do not want to screw this up.
Any other ideas? Is it possible I shouldn't be freaking out so much? Help!