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Replacing a Lost CDL in North Dakota

For a nominal fee, you can get your new registration sticker with next day delivery. Learn more below.

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation (DOT) will issue you a duplicate commercial driver's license online, in person, or by mail depending on your situation.

It's illegal to drive a commercial vehicle or truck without a valid, properly endorsed CDL in your possession; DO NOT drive your vehicle until you have your replacement CDL. Also, consider reporting your lost CDL to law enforcement as a way to protect yourself against identity theft.

In-State ND Replacement CDL

Online

You can order a duplicate CDL online using the online substitute license request.

Note that:

  • Your replacement will include ONLY the information the DOT has on file.
  • You can't make any changes to your CDL.
  • The DOT will mail your duplicate to the address on file.
    • This might not be convenient for you if you're currently out of state.

Call (701) 328-2601 if you have any questions about these stipulations (for example, whether it's practical for you to order online if you're out of state).

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In Person

Apply to replace your lost CDL in person at your local driver's license site.

Bring:

  • 1 document proving your identity. The DOT provides a list of documents; some of the most common include your:
    • U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, or U.S. passport card.
    • Valid foreign passport with I-94 card or I-551 stamp.
    • Social Security card.
    • Vehicle title and registration.
    • Unexpired immigration documents.
  • The $8 fee.

By Mail

The DOT states it MIGHT be able to help you obtain a replacement CDL by mail if you're currently out of state. You must call the DOT Central Office at (701) 328-4353.

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