Is it time for your North Dakota driver’s license renewal? In this guide, we’ll go through everything you need to know.
In North Dakota, your driver’s license expires every four years, and it is no longer valid at midnight of your birthday.
You can choose to renew your license as early as ten months before the expiration date. If you renew after, you will need to pay a late fee. If your license has expired for more than a year, you have to take the written and driving test again.
North Dakota does not have a grace period for expired driver’s licenses. Your license is no longer valid starting at midnight on your birthday. If you are caught driving with an invalid license after that, you will be charged with a moving violation. At the time of writing, this will cost you:
The NDDOT allows you to renew your license either online or in person, we will go through the requirements and processes below.
Online renewals can only be done if you satisfy certain requirements, so make sure that you read through the list below.
If all of the above are true, then you can renew your North Dakota driver’s license online at the official NDDOT page. You will log in, verify all the information is correct, and pay the required fees. If you have restrictions 1, 2, or 5 on your driver’s license, you must also provide a scanned attachment of the Vision Screening Results form, and it must have been completed within six months of your renewal application.
Your license will arrive at your residential address on file. Make sure to allow 10 days for processing and shipping.
To renew in person, you will need to make an appointment. NDDOT locations do not allow walk-in services.
It will cost $15 to renew your license in North Dakota. If you need to take the written and driving exams, you will be charged another $5 per test. Note that the fees may be subject to change, so make sure to check the latest fees at the NDDOT page.
Starting May 3, 2023, a standard driver’s license will not qualify as your federal ID. The date used to be Oct 1, 2021, however, DHS announced another extension on April 27, 2021. You will need a REAL-ID, a valid passport, or some other form of federally accepted id to board a plane or enter military bases or certain government facilities.
That’s everything you need to know about renewing your driver’s license in North Dakota, make sure to do so well before your license expires to avoid unnecessary complications. If you need help studying for renewal exams, then Zutobi is the perfect study resource with state-of-the-art refresher exams.
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