Suspended License in North Dakota

Driver's License Suspension in North Dakota

In North Dakota, the Department of Transportation (DOT) can suspend your driver's license for reasons such as:

  • Accumulating too many driving record points.
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs.
  • Refusing to submit to a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test.
  • Violating insurance laws.
  • Being determined medically unfit to drive.

On this page you'll find information about your ND license suspension, suspension and how to reinstate your driver's license.

About Your Suspended ND License

The duration of your revoked or suspended license will vary depending on your offense.

NOTE: If you were convicted of a crime for your violation, you may also face additional court penalties and fines.

When your driver's license is suspended or has a pending suspension, the North Dakota DOT will mail you an order of suspension, which includes:

  • The reason for your suspension.
  • The duration of your suspension.
  • Your reinstatement requirements.

Your ND driver's license will be suspended for:

  • 180 days to 3 years for refusing to submit to a BAC test.
  • 91 days to 3 years for DUI/DWI offenses, depending on the circumstances of your offense.

For specific information regarding your suspended license, please refer to your suspension notice or contact the North Dakota DMV:

Check Your Driver's License Status

Traffic offenses and accidents can lead to points on your North Dakota DOT driving record.

Your driver's license will be suspended for 7 days for every point you accumulate over 11 points on your driving record.

If you are under 18 years old, your driver's license can be suspended/canceled if you accumulate 6 points or more.

Order your driving record to check:

  • Your driver's license status.
  • The number of driving record points you have.
  • Your traffic offenses.

ND License Suspension Hearings & Appeals

Depending on your offense, you may be able to request a North Dakota DMV administrative hearing to contest your driver's license suspension.

NOTE: ND DOT hearings have no effect on court decisions.

To request an administrative hearing, complete the online administrative hearing request form on the ND DMV website.

You'll need to provide your:

  • Full name.
  • E-mail address.
  • Birth date.
  • Driver's license number.
  • Reason for your request.

If you don't hear from the North Dakota DOT regarding your request within 2 business days, call (701) 328-2600.

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Reinstate Your North Dakota License

The requirements to reinstate your suspended driver's license will vary depending on the circumstances of your violation.

To reinstate your North Dakota driver's license, you may need to:

  • Satisfy any court requirements.
  • Complete an alcohol education program, if applicable.
  • File an SR22/proof of insurance with the North Dakota DMV.
  • Retake and pass the driving skills and knowledge tests, if necessary.
  • Pay a reinstatement fee. (See “Fees to Reinstate Your Suspended License" below.)

Obtain a Restricted ND Driver's License

Depending on your offense, you may be eligible for a temporary restricted ND license to drive with while your driver's license is suspended. A restricted license will allow you to drive:

  • To and from authorized locations.
  • During specific times.

To apply for a restricted driver's license in North Dakota, you'll need:

Mail the above to the address Driver's License Division address on the form.

Fees to Reinstate Your Suspended ND License

Your reinstatement fee will vary depending on the reason for your driver's license suspension. Below are general ND DOT reinstatement/licensing fees that may apply to your situation.

  • Reinstatement fee:
  • Alcohol-related suspensions: $100.
  • Non-alcohol-related suspensions: $50.
  • Knowledge test: $5.
  • Driving skills test: $5.

NOTE: You may also need to pay any outstanding court fines before your driver's license can be reinstated.

For specific fees to reinstate your license, please refer to your suspension notice or contact the ND DMV.

You can pay your reinstatement fees online at the North Dakota DOT website. You'll need to enter your:

  • Full name.
  • Driver's license number.
  • Date of birth.
  • Credit card information.

Acceptable Forms of Payment

The Department of Transportation accepts the following forms of payment.

  • In person:
    • Cash.
    • Check.
    • Credit/debit card (at some ND DMV offices only).
  • Online: Credit/debit card only.
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