You must have either your renewal card or your old registration card and a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover). Debit cards are also accepted. In addition, you must also use a web browser supporting Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology such as Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. It is recommended that you use a browser utilizing at least 128-bit encryption. However, browsers using lower levels of encryption may be accepted.
Any person can potentially know your license plate number simply by passing your vehicle in traffic. It is difficult to establish whether the person is authorized to renew the vehicle if just a plate number is used as verification.
The system doesn't store personal information of that nature.
You may need to adjust your browser’s settings or upgrade to a newer version.The North Dakota Department of Transportation assumes no responsibility for late registration renewals due to technical problems involving online transactions.
Yes. Fleet vehicles and apportioned vehicles cannot be renewed online. Also, large trucks weighing 55,000 lbs. or more cannot be renewed online because IRS Form 2290 must be submitted prior to renewal.
Your data is encrypted while being electronically transmitted to and from our system. Your credit card information is not stored in our system.
The address of the registered vehicle(s) may not be the same address as the one that your credit / debit card is billed to.
This is one of the methods the system utilizes to protect the privacy of your personal information and to help prevent unauthorized access of that information.
The system is normally available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A notification will be posted if the system is unavailable due to maintenance.
Vehicle registrations may be renewed up to 3 months prior to the expiration date.
No, only renewals are accepted.
You may still use the online registration system. You may decide to renew your registration in person at one of our Motor Vehicle Division offices to obtain your decals immediately. Otherwise, expect to receive your decals within 5-7 days after renewing using the online renewal system.
Expect to receive them within 5 to 7 days.
If you supplied an email address when you placed your online renewal simply reply to the email confirmation you received after you completed your order. Otherwise, contact the Motor Vehicle Division at (701) 328-2725 for assistance.
Yes. You will receive a confirmation number after your transaction is completed. The confirmation number will also be emailed to you if an email address was supplied when you placed your order.
After you reach the confirmation page you will know that the transaction was processed successfully and your credit/debit card was accepted. Make sure you wait for a response because the transaction may take a few moments to process. If it was not successful you will receive an error message. Do not resubmit a renewal if it was processed successfully.
Yes, if you supplied an email address. However, an email confirmation doesn’t constitute legal proof that you have a valid registration. Your registration card and decals that you will receive in the mail are legal proof of registration.
The receipt doesn’t constitute legal proof that you have a valid registration. Your registration card and decals that you will receive in the mail are legal proof of registration.
The renewal card can be thrown away after you receive your registration card and decals in the mail.
Use the online address change system or contact the Motor Vehicle Division at (701) 328-2725 for assistance.
No, lease companies are not allowed to use the system. Lease companies should contact the Motor Vehicle Division at (701) 328-2725 for assistance.
Yes, you can have a temporary mailing address for a dedicated period of time. Please contact the Motor Vehicle Division at (701) 328-2725 for assistance.
No. Complete the Personalized/Special plate form (SFN 53612) and mail it or bring it to the nearest Motor Vehicle Division office / branch.
No, plates cannot be reserved either online or by phone. Availability may change from time you perform your online search to when your order is received by the Motor Vehicle Division.
Please allow at least 4 weeks for processing after the Motor Vehicle Division receives the order.
Yes, there is a $25 yearly fee for a standard special letter plate. Additional fees may apply depending on the specific type of plate. These fees are in addition to the standard registration fee. For more information on the applicable fees, please refer to the Personalized/Special plate form (SFN 53612) or contact the Motor Vehicle Division at (701) 328-2725 for assistance.
No, some types of plates have eligibility requirements, as noted below and on the Personalized/Special plate form (SFN 53612). The additional documentation must be submitted along with the plate order to verify that the specific eligibility requirements are met for that particular plate.
Contact the Motor Vehicle Division at (701) 328-2725 for assistance.
The model year must be at least 40 years old.
Firefighter's Plate Application(SFN 52908) must be submitted when ordering this type of plate.
Yes, use spaces to determine how the desired plate will look.
No special characters are allowed on North Dakota special letter plates. No obscene, etc. names will be accepted when you order your plate. If unallowable characters or names are included the plate request will be rejected.
No, special letter plates are unique and cannot be issued for multiple license types at the same time. However, one type can be transferred to another type. Contact the Motor Vehicle Division at (701) 328-2725 for assistance.