Ask a Trooper: What endorsements and restrictions can a Minnesota license have?

State Trooper Jesse Grabow answers your road safety questions.

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Question: A while back you wrote an article on the different driver license classifications. Can you talk about restrictions and endorsements? Thanks!

Sgt. Jesse Grabow

Answer: A Minnesota driver’s license can have additional restrictions or endorsements based on the person and their license classification.


  • Motorcycle
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Passenger Transport
  • School Bus
  • Tank Vehicle
  • Double/Triple Trailers


  • Corrective Lenses
  • Mechanical Devices (hand controls or other adaptive devices)
  • Prosthetic Aid
  • Automatic Transmission – Equipped CMV
  • Limited to Daylight Driving Only
  • CDL – Intrastate Only
  • No Air Brake Equipped CMV
  • No Class A Passenger Vehicle
  • No Class A & B Passenger Vehicle
  • No Tractor-Trailer CMV
  • No Passenger in a CMV Bus
  • Ignition Interlock Device
  • Medical Variance/Waiver
  • No Cargo in a CMV Tank Vehicle
  • No Full Air Brake Equipped CMV
  • Any use of alcohol invalidates license
  • Hand Operated Brakes
  • Complete Hand Controls
  • Outside Mirrors
  • Valid for 3-wheel motorcycle
  • Farm Work and Drivers Education Instruction Permit
  • Hand Operated light beam control
  • Elevated Driving Seat
  • No Freeway Driving
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State Trooper Jesse Grabow answers your road safety questions.

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