The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has made a significant change in its procedures to provide motor vehicle records to the public. In a move they claim will provide greater privacy for drivers, they will no longer be providing bulk MVR data to third party contractors. This move will no doubt also increase the state's general revenue fund.
Agents will be able to access online MVR data and be able query a specific individual's date at a cost of $5 per query. We are aware that this is substantial more than agents paid to third party vendors who were previously able to access bulk data. Check with your MVR provider for their response to this development.
You will have an opportunity to establish a "business partner" agreement with the Department of Public Safety and access multiple MVRs online. Agents will be able to establish escrow accounts with a minimum of $100 and funds will automatically be debited after each query. Online access will be available to DVS business partners from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM with no access on Sunday.
You can find out more information about business partners and the forms and requirements for participation at the following site.
The MIIAB is exploring various avenues to address this major change in MVR access. We will you keep posted.