Below, drivers can find must-have information on license renewal including pricing and documentation needed for the renewal process.

How do I renew my license?

How do I renew my license?

There are two options for renewing your driver license:

  1. Make an application in person at a driver license site. You will need to bring your current North Dakota License and the proper renewal fee. If you require corrective lenses, make sure to bring them. The driver license examiners will do a vision screening: Note: Glasses are not allowed on any photos. For detailed location and site office hours information, explore the Driver License Sites page. The Online Scheduler can be used to schedule an appointment to renew your driver license. In order to speed up your visit, complete a Pre-Application before you visit the office.

Driver License Pre-Application

  1. Renew online. Please click online renewal to see if you are eligible to use this option.

Open the Online Scheduler

How to use the Online Scheduler

  1. Click Book an Appointment
  2. Agree to terms, select the number of people and click ‘Next’
  3. Click on the calendar to search for available dates and times (Appointments are not available for the same day)
  4. Choose which time you would like from the green time slots
  5. Enter your name and choose what type of appointment you require
  6. Enter your contact information (Confirmation will be emailed to you)
  7. Bring the confirmation number to your appointment
Young woman at the NDDOT holding her new driver license.

An ND Driver License Site will be ready to accept your confirmation number which you will receive once your appointment has been confirmed. Please remember to bring your confirmation number.

You may choose to renew your driver license up to 10 months prior to the date of expiration. You will not lose any time on the license if you opt to renew it early.


Renewing a Commercial Driver License (CDL)

Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations require all Commercial Driver License (CDL) drivers to present proof of citizenship, lawful permanent residence, or legal presence (temporary status), and proof of North Dakota residence address (place of domicile).

When you come in to renew your license you will need to show the Driver License Examiner at least one of the Proof of Citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residence, or Legal Presence documents listed below, your North Dakota CDL license, and at least one of the Proof of North Dakota Residence Address (place of domicile) documents listed below.

Documents Accepted as Proof of Citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residence, or Legal Presence in the United States:

  • U.S. birth certificate (state certified; Government issued)
  • Valid, unexpired U.S. passport or U.S passport card
  • Report of Birth Abroad issued by the U.S. Department of State
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card
  • Valid, unexpired Employment Authorization Card (Temporary Status)
  • Valid, unexpired Foreign Passport with I-94 (Temporary Status)
  • I-94 Card stamped Refugee or Asylee (Temporary Status)

Note: No photocopies. No hospital certificates. All documents must be original or certified copies only.

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Documents Accepted as Proof of North Dakota Residence Address: 

  • A government issued property tax form
  • Mortgage/Lease/Rental document
  • Homeowners/renter’s insurance policy
  • Utility bill (electricity, gas, water, sewer, cable, recycle)
  • Non-cellular phone bill

Note: All documents must contain your name and physical residence address. Post Office boxes are not acceptable for residence address. 


Expired Licenses

Your driving privileges are no longer valid after midnight of your birthday, so you would not be legal to operate a motor vehicle as of that point. However, no retesting will be required to renew unless your license has been expired for more than one year. If the license has been expired more than one year, you will be required to pass both a knowledge and road test prior to becoming relicensed.


Renewal Costs

  • Non-commercial license - $15.00
  • Commercial license - $15.00 plus $3.00 per endorsement
  • Non-Domiciled Commercial license - $20.00 plus $3.00 per endorsement