Any person other than a nonresident student, a tourist, or a member of thearmed forces who has lived in this state for 90 consecutive days, shall bedeemed a resident of North Dakota for the purposes of driver licensing. Youmayoperateavehiclewithanoperator’slicensefromanotherstateforaperiodof60daysafteryoubecomearesidentofNorthDakota,thenyoumustobtainaNorth Dakota operator’s license.Whenoperatingeitheratwo-orthree-wheeledmotorcycle,NorthDakotalawrequiresthatyouhaveinyourpossessionaClassMpermitorlicense.Driving without the Class M permit or license will result in a $20 fine and a four pointassessment on your driving record.Fourteen-andfifteen-year-old motorcycleoperatorsmayonly operatemotor-cycles with a 250 cc engine or less.Operators and passengers under the age of 18 must wear a safety helmet thatmeetsU.S.DepartmentofTransportationstandards.Iftheoperatorisrequiredtowearahelmet,thenanypassenger,regardlessofage,mustalsowearahelmet.
Applying for a Class M License or Permit
Applications for an operator’s license or permit are made with the Drivers Li-cense and Testing office in your area.
PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION IS REQUIRED.OriginalapplicantswhodonothaveavalidNorthDakotaoperatorslicensemust present proof of current name and date of birth. Out-of-state permits,licenses,andIDcardswillnotbeacceptedasproofofnameanddateofbirth.Proof of North Dakota residence address may also be required. Acceptableforms of identification are:-- U.S.BirthCertificate(statecertified;Government-issued:includesU.S.territories).-- Valid U.S. Passport.-- U.S.Government-issuedConsularReportofBirthAbroad.CertificateorFS 240 (seal required).-- Valid Foreign Passport with an I-94 card or an I-551 stamp.-- U.S. Active Duty/Retiree/Reservist Military ID Card.-- U.S.CourtOrder containing thelegalnameand dateof birth (Courtsealrequired).Divorcedecreeandmarriagecertificatearenotacceptableforproof of date of birth.-- North Dakota state issued permit, license, or ID card.-- The following Immigration documents (unexpired):I-551 Resident Alien or Permanent Resident CardI-688 Temporary Resident Identification Card