New North Dakota Motor Vehicle Plates

A new design for the general issue plate was approved June 2014.

New North Dakota Motor Vehicle Plates


New License Plate Fact Sheet June 2014


Plate to be replaced

When do the new plates come out?

Issuance of the new plate will begin in the fall of 2015 and go through June 2017.
The plate replacement will follow the renewal process.
Distribution of all new plates will take over a year and a half to complete.

What plate will be replaced?

Plates affected are the 6” x 12” General Issue Plate.
Current Plates Poster

What plates will not be affected?

The National Guard, Lewis and Clark, Antique and POW plates are not affected at this time.
The smaller 4 x 7 plates such as motorcycle, trailer plates, etc. are not affected at this time.

Why are we getting new plates?

Current plate has been in place for 22 years. Some of these plates are deteriorating and losing the reflectivity. 

Will I be able to keep my plate number?

That information is not available at this time, NDDOT is currently working on a number of policy issues regarding the distribution of the plates and other factors related to processing the new plates.
More details on the process of obtaining your plate will be distributed at a later date. 

Will I have to pay more money for the new plate?

At this time there are no additional costs intended to citizens to obtain the new license plates.

What is different about the new plate?

The new plate is a flat plate rather than the embossed plate that is currently in circulation. The metal sheeting material remains the same.


For more questions please contact us by email.