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Drivers License Requirements

Regular North Dakota Drivers License

Age Requirements

The minimum driving age in North Dakota is 16. You may not drive in North Dakota if you are under 16, even if you are licensed in another state. However, a North Dakota resident can obtain a restricted license at the age of 15. A parent or legal guardian must sign for a minor under the age of 18 to be issued a permit or license.

If you are at least 14 years of age and wish to be identified as a donor on your operator's license, permit, or identification card, you may do so by signing the donor identification block on the application form.

Identification Requirements

As part of a nationwide effort to enhance the issuance of secure identification credentials, proof of current name, legal presence, and date of birth is required when applying for a North Dakota Permit, License, or Identification card. Out of state permits, licenses, and ID cards will not be accepted as proof of name, legal presence, and date of birth.

All applications for permit, license, or identification card must include a social security number. The social security number will be verified with the Social Security Administration. However, the social security number will not be used as the identification card number.

Acceptable forms of identification are:

  1. U.S. Birth Certificate (State certified; Government-Issued[includes U.S. Territories])
  2. Valid unexpired U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card
  3. U.S. Government-Issued Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Certificate or FS240-seal required)
  4. Valid Foreign Passport with I-94 card or I-551 stamp
  5. U.S. Active Duty/Retiree/Reservist Military ID card
  6. U.S. Court Order for adoption containing the legal name and date of birth (Court seal required)
  7. North Dakota state issued permit, license, or ID card
  8. The following unexpired immigration documents: Only original documents and certified copies will be accepted. No photocopies. A court order or government issued marriage certificate is required for a name change. Several documents may be necessary in the event there has been more than one name change since birth.


Drunk Driving: Over the Limit. Under Arrest.
Fees For ID Cards, Licenses, Permits, and Driving Tests.
Item Cost

Written test


Road test


Duplicate license

$8 or $3 for name or address change only

Non-commercial permit or license


Commercial permit or license

$15 plus $3 per endorsement

Copy of Driving Record

To obtain a copy of your driving record, submit a written request and $3 fee.

Include your signature, full name, date of birth, driver ID number, and mailing address.
Please include the reason for your request.

This request may be submitted via letter or the form for Request for Driver Abstract

Drivers License Forms

Send request to:
Drivers License
608 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck ND 58505-0700


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