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North Dakota DOT Resource Links & FAQs

Here you’ll find everything you need to prepare for your tests and tasks with the North Dakota DOT.

Driver’s license and vehicle tasks are completed with the Department of Transportation. The official website for the North Dakota DOT is:

Online Services at the North Dakota DOT

If you can avoid a trip to your local DMV office, you’re in luck. The North Dakota DOT offers the following services online:

  • Registration renewal.
  • Address changes.
  • Driver’s license renewal.
  • Schedule appointments.

Visit or to set up an online account and complete your driver’s license and vehicle tasks online.

North Dakota Driver’s Licenses & Learner’s Permits is designed to help you prepare for and pass your DMV written tests – all for free!

We want you to focus on studying and being a safe driver. We don’t think you should pay extra for this.

North Dakota DOT Practice Tests

North Dakota DOT Permit Practice Test

Road Signs & Traffic Signals Practice Test

Free North Dakota DOT Cheat Sheets & Study Guides (Including Free PDF Print-Outs)

We also provide overviews of the steps you’ll need to take at the DMV, so you can be better prepared and know what to expect when it comes time to make a visit to your local office or complete a task online or through the mail. You’ll also find tips and guides designed to help make you the most knowledgeable driver and vehicle owner as possible.

How to Get a Driver’s License in North Dakota

Driver’s Education in North Dakota

REAL ID Identification Requirements at the DMV

Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

Driving Safety Topics: Distracted Driving, Defensive Driving, DUI, Seat Belt Laws, and More!

North Dakota Motorcycle License & CDL

Are you interested in obtaining other types of driver’s licenses and endorsements in North Dakota? has you covered!

North Dakota Motorcycle License Practice Tests & Application Requirements

North Dakota Motorcycle Written Exam Simulation

Free CDL Practice Tests & Guides

North Dakota Car Registration & Title

After you get your driver’s license, you’re going to need something to drive, right? We’ve got the information you’ll need to get started.

North Dakota Car Registration & Title Information

Smog Check & Vehicle Inspection Requirements

Car Insurance Requirements

Vehicle History Reports

Free Bill of Sale Form

North Dakota License & Registration FAQs

What documents do I need to get a North Dakota driver’s license?

You’ll need proof of your name, age, address, and Social Security Number.

How do I renew my driver’s license in North Dakota?

You can renew online or in person.

How long do I have to renew my North Dakota driver’s license after it expires?

If you license is expired for more than 1 year, you need to take the tests again.

Do I need a new driver’s license when I move to North Dakota?

Yes, you’ll need to get one within 60 days.

When will I receive my North Dakota driver’s license after renewing or replacing it?

You should receive your new license in a couple of weeks.

Can I get a copy of my North Dakota registration online?

No, you’ll need to do so by mail or in person.

How do I renew my car registration in North Dakota?

Online, in person, or by mail.

Can I renew my car registration online in North Dakota?

Yes, you can.

What happens if my North Dakota car registration is expired?

You may be charged a penalty fee.

When will I receive my North Dakota car registration and license plate stickers/tabs after I renew or replace them?

New registration documents should arrive in a few weeks.

How much of my North Dakota car registration is tax deductible?

You can deduct your car registration fees from your federal income taxes if a portion of your registration is based on the vehicle’s value. Refer to your registration documents for details.

Do I need to register my vehicle when moving to North Dakota?

Yes, you’ll need to do so when you move to the state.

North Dakota DOT Office Locations & Appointments

Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to avoid a trip to the DMV.

Use the North Dakota office finder to locate DMVs near you:

Here you’ll be able to find:

  • Addresses and directions.
  • DMV Office Hours.
  • Holiday and Weekend Schedules.
  • Acceptable forms of payment.
  • Current wait times, if available.

Remember, if you do have to visit the North Dakota DOT, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment. This can help reduce the time you’ll need to spend there.

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