North Dakota DMV

North Dakota DMV hours, appointments, locations, phone numbers, holidays, and services. Find the North Dakota DMV office near me.


About DMV Locations

In North Dakota, the Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is the state agency that manages vehicle and driver services and safety. NDDOT is also responsible for driver education and public transportation services. To request a driver's license or state identification card, or to register and title your vehicle, you will need to visit a Motor Vehicle Site. These offices are located throughout the state. The days and hours of each office may vary, and not all locations offer every service, so check with your local office before you visit.

To register or title your vehicle, you will need to complete an application and bring in the required documentation, including proof of ownership, a certificate of inspection, and evidence that you have paid taxes associated with the vehicle. Registration fees for a vehicle in North Dakota are based on the year the vehicle was first registered and its weight. Automobile insurance is mandatory on all vehicles, but it is not enforced at the time of registration.

To get a driver's license in North Dakota, you must be at least 16 years old. At ages 14 or 15, you can apply for a restricted license if you have parental consent. You will need to complete a driver's education course, complete 50 hours of driving practice, and hold the permit for at least one year before you can apply for a full license. If you are 16 or 17 when you apply, you will need to hold a permit for at least six months. In order to receive a full license, you must pass the road and knowledge tests. Road tests are scheduled by appointment only. You will also need to bring in proof of identification, Social Security number, and residency in the state. Applicants 18 and older are not required to hold a permit before receiving a full license.