Press Release:

After some significant deliberations, the Jordan City Council voted unanimously on Monday, May 8, 2023, to discontinue offering State of Minnesota Deputy Registrar services at City Hall, with an anticipated effective date of July 1, 2023.  These services, including license tab renewal, license plate renewals, title transfers, titling services, limited DL licensing changes, and DNR registration services, have been offered as a courtesy to Jordan residents for many years, even though they pertain to the State of Minnesota and not to City Government.  It was nonetheless a very difficult decision to end these conveniences, but the City Council determined that the City taxpayers can no longer sustain the continued financial losses associated with providing these nonessential services.  A conservative estimate is that Jordan taxpayers have subsidized over $580,000 in the past five years in order to provide services that the State of Minnesota would otherwise have to offer.  This calculation is the difference between the cost of offering Deputy Registrar services and the amount reimbursed to the City by the State.  The last date the City will provide these services is June 30, 2023.  We have notified the State that the City will no longer offer Deputy Registrar services after June 30, 2023.  We will be reorganizing our staff positions to retain as many employees as possible in other positions to deliver City services.