North Dakota Registration Renewal

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The North Department of Transportation (NDDOT) oversees your vehicle’s registration renewal.

You will receive a renewal notice before your vehicle’s expiration or through email if you signed up for the service. You have up to 3 months before your expiration period to get the vehicle renewed. There is no grace period if your registration expires.

The notice/email shares a registration invoice number you’ll use with their systems. Otherwise, you can use your title number and/or plate number on your current registration forms.

You can renew your North Dakota vehicle registration:

  • In-person
  • Online
  • By Mail
  • Kiosks

You may check the status of your license by requesting driver records to see if there are any issues with your vehicle. Given you don’t have restrictions, follow along to complete the renewal process.

North Dakota Car or Truck Registration Renewal: Step-by-Step

To renew your vehicle’s registration in North Dakota, all you’ll need to do is take a trip down to your local ND DMV. Or, use their online system or mail-in option.

Ready? Let’s get everything sorted!

In-Person Registration Renewal

Do the following if you want to handle the renewal in person:

  1. Visit an ND DMV
  2. Provide your ND driver’s license
  3. Show your signed registration notice or vehicle information
  4. Pay your renewal fees

Congratulations! You’ll receive your new card and plate stickers once everything is processed.

Online Registration Renewal

The online system provides the easiest way to get your vehicle good for the road:

  1. Visit the NDDOT site
  2. Follow the on-screen prompts
  3. Fill in your information:
    1. Invoice number
    2. Or: Title/license number
  4. Pay your fees
  5. Print your receipt

You should receive your stickers and documents by mail in about a week. Call your local DMV or check online if it’s taking longer than expected.

Mail-in Registration Renewal

The mail-in renewal process is the same as doing it in person. Except, you’ll verify your information, sign the notice, and send it to the address listed on the mailer (or your local DMV). You’ll include payment for your renewal fees along with the documents.

Kiosk Registration Renewal

North Dakota has several self-service vehicle kiosks for renewing your tabs. These are available in areas like Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Dickinson, Minot, and Williston. See the full list and locations and visit one to process your renewals – the machines will dispense your documents and stickers.

Expect to pay an extra $3 service fee and credit card processing fees.

North Dakota Registration Renewal Fees and Taxes

The ND renewal fees vary by vehicle type and registration year – click and see the following:

Check with your local DMV or their website for a complete breakdown of expected fees for special vehicle types or your situation.


You’ve completed the North Dakota vehicle registration renewal.

Keep track of your expiry date or keep an eye out for the renewal notice sometime next year. Forgoing renewal can land you in trouble with fines and penalties so don’t let this lapse.

Continue practicing safe driving, respect the rules of the roads, and be nice to one another. Happy driving out there in North Dakota!