Drivers License Renewal System

Drivers License Renewal System


This system provides North Dakota drivers the ability to renew their drivers license online. First time REAL ID applicants must renew in person.


The new license will ONLY be sent to the mailing address on your driver record, unless you select the address change option and provide the appropriate documents. No Refunds.

Please allow 10 business days for processing.

The online system is not available if any of these apply to you:

  • Age 65 or older
  • Under the age of 21
  • Renewing for the first time since issuance of a ND license after age 21
  • If any information has changed from what appears on your current license, other than address
  • You have renewed online previously (This option is available every other renewal cycle only)

VISION

Noncommercial Applicants (Class D or DM)


If you currently have a Restriction 1, 2, or 5 on your drivers license, vision screening information is required.

  • Results cannot be older than 6 months. (NOTE: An eyeglass prescription will not be accepted)
  • You must attach (scan) the Vision Screening Results form or other vision screening documentation you may have.

Commercial Applicants (Class A, AM, B, BM, C or CM)

Commercial applicants are required to submit North Dakota's Certificate of Vision Examination (SFN 2342) with their renewal per Federal Guidelines.


ADDRESS

Noncommercial Applicants who have a change of address must attach (scan) TWO forms from the Proof of North Dakota Residence Document.


Commercial Applicants must always attach (scan) TWO forms from the Proof of North Dakota Residence Document regardless if their address is changing or staying the same.


NOTE: We will need a picture or scan (PDF) of the actual document not a picture of the envelope it came in.


The following applies to Commercial applicants only:


LEGAL PRESENCE

Commerical Applicants will need to provide one proof of their legal presence in the United States (e.g. Certified Birth Certificate, Valid Unexpired Passport or Passport Card) see required documents here: Legal Presence Document list


MEDICAL EXAMINER CERTIFICATES

Commercial Drivers who select Category 1 (Interstate and subject to 49 CFR part 391) will need to have a valid unexpired medical card on file with the State of North Dakota.


CDL Medical Certificate can be checked online here: CDL Medical Certificate Status Check


If you need to submit a new medical card you can email with a PDF attachment to dotmedcerts@nd.gov or you can Fax to (701) 328-0308. Please, allow 2 to 3 business days for processing.


ENDORSEMENTS

Hazardous Materials (H) - If you have a hazardous materials endorsement on your license you will need to come in to renew. You are required to complete a background check with TSA and take a hazmat knowledge test with every renewal.

TSA Website: https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/hazmat-endorsement

TSA/Fingerprint appointment phone number: (855) 347-8371


Tank Vehicles (N)

Passenger Vehicles (P)

School Bus (S)

Double/Triple Trailers (T)


If you renew online there will be no changes to any endorsements that you have on your license. There is a $3 fee for each endorsement.


This is a secure website and all fields are required to be entered. You must have a North Dakota drivers license in order to use this service. If you have any questions or concerns about using the online license renewal request, please email our Licensing team at dl@nd.gov.