Temporary Registration

Non-Resident Temporary Registration

This system is for purchasing temporary motor vehicle registration. Nonresidents gainfully employed in this state and driving vehicles that are not registered with the state of North Dakota are subject to temporary registration for a minimum of 6 months. Temporary registration includes car/pickup, truck/tractor, and motorcycle. Vehicles currently registered through the International Registration Plan (IRP) with North Dakota listed on the IRP Cab Card are excluded from temporary registration requirements.

  • When the power unit is pulling a trailer (or towed vehicle), the registered weight on the power unit must be for the combined weight of the power unit, trailer, and load (or for the combined weight of the power unit and towed vehicle).
  • Temporary registrations will be issued for either 6 months or 1 year.
  • Nonresidents purchasing temporary registration must have a current registration in their home jurisdiction.
  • Vehicle information to complete this application process may be found on your current vehicle registration card.
  • Permits are non-transferable and no refunds will be issued; please verify vehicle information.
  • Permit is valid in North Dakota only.
  • Non-Residents MUST have a current registration in their home state for permit to be valid.

Current fees charged for a North Dakota temporary registration plus a $10 permit fee per vehicle:

Weight table
Weight 6 Month Fee 12 Month Fee
Passenger vehicles, pickups, vans, trucks
Less than 20,001 $60 $120
Motorcycles $30 $60
20,001 - 42,000 $220 $440
42,001 - 62,000 $380 $760
62,001 - 82,000 $530 $1,060
82,001 - 105,500 $900 $1,800

  • Make online payments using credit or debit card. All payment charges will be in US dollars. The following credit and debit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express

If you have any technical problems accessing the online temporary registration application, contact the Motor Vehicle Division at (701) 328-2725.