News

Driver’s license renewal service no longer offered locally

As of August 9, 2017, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) will no longer furnish driver’s license renewal services in Langdon.

Posted on 9/1/17

By Lisa Nowatzki

The office will continue to provide registration services including vehicle registration and license plates.

Some of the closest offices that provide written and road tests along with driver’s license renewal services include Devils Lake, Grafton, Grand Forks, Linton, and Bottineau. For a complete list of full service offices, go to www.dmv.org/drivers-license.php.

(NDDOT) has implemented several customer-focused services aimed at making it easier for customers to access services including driver’s license renewals. The website address to renew North Dakota driver’s licenses is apps.nd.gov/dot/dlts/dlos/renewal/welcome.htm.

Glenn Jackson, the NDDOT Driver’s License Director said, “The new online service allows residents to renew their driver’s license at any time of the day without having to come into a driver’s license office.” Jackson hopes that the online renewal service will be fast and convenient for anyone who needs basic driver’s license renewal services.

To qualify for the online renewal service, eligible drivers need to meet certain criteria. Drivers must have a valid ND driver’s license and a D or M classification. The driver must be between the ages of 21 and 65 and have no changes in address or name other than what appears on the current license. It is important to remember that online renewals are only available every other renewal cycle. (The current renewal cycle is six years.)

Residents must also have a current driver’s license available to fill out the online forms. The various questions residents need to answer online include driver information, medical questions including vision screening results from your doctor that has been completed within the last six months.  Residents will also need billing information to pay the fifteen dollar renewal fee.

Once a confirmation email is received, the new driver’s license will be mailed to the customer.

NDDOT online license renewal is not for everyone. There are some restrictions to the online service. If a resident is older than 65 or younger than 21, then the online renewal option is not available.

If someone is renewing a license for the first time since issuance of a license after age 21, then the online renewal option is not available.

If any information has changed from what is written on the current driver’s license or if someone holds a license from another state other than North Dakota, the online renewal process is also not available to them.

It is important to remember that anyone needing to take a road test has to schedule an appointment by going to the website roadtest.dl.dot.nd.gov or call toll free  (855) 633-6835.

For questions related to the online renewal process, please call toll free (855) 637-6237.