Ask a Trooper: When can I display 2023 tabs?

Snowbird plans to be out of state when tabs are due.

Question: I was wondering if I bought my tabs for 2023 now as I am a snowbird and will be out of state when they are due, can I display them now before I leave?

Sgt. Jesse Grabow

Answer: A person can purchase tabs (registration) for passenger class vehicles as soon as the Driver and Vehicle Service offices have them available. Once you purchase the registration you will need to get those put on and displayed on the license plate.

Send questions concerning traffic-related laws or issues in Minnesota to: Trp. Jesse Grabow โ€“ Minnesota State Patrol , 1000 Highway 10 W., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2205. Follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach him at

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