North Dakota Motorcycle Licensing
Motorcycle License, Permits, Training & Insurance
The content below is for informational purposes only and was last updated as of 5/13/2021. For the most up-to-date information, please visit https://www.dot.nd.gov/.
Operating a Motorcycle in North Dakota
In order to operate a motorcycle in the state of North Dakota you must:
- Meet the state’s minimum age requirement
- Obtain an North Dakota motorcycle license (you may also need to obtain a motorcycle permit)
- Register your motorcycle with the state of North Dakota
- Obtain insurance coverage that meets North Dakota state requirements
The minimum age requirement to operate a motorcycle in North Dakota is 14 years old. For specific motorcycle licensing requirements and restrictions by age group, click here.
Getting a North Dakota Motorcycle License
According to the North Dakota Department of Motor Vehicles, in addition to meeting the requirements necessary to obtain a regular driver’s license, individuals must apply for a motorcycle license to operate a motorcycle.
Find out how to obtain a North Dakota Motorcycle License here.
Motorcycle Education & Training in North Dakota
Motorcyclists should sign up for a motorcycle safety course. In North Dakota, it is not mandatory to complete a motorcycle safety course to obtain a North Dakota motorcycle license, unless you are under 16 years of age. To find a North Dakota Motorcycle Safety Program, click here. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) website contains operator safety information.
North Dakota Motorcycle Insurance Requirements
If you’re riding a motorcycle, you will have many of the same requirements regarding registration, licensing and insurance as automobile drivers have in North Dakota. For information about North Dakota insurance requirements, visit https://www.insurance.nd.gov/.
By now, you should have a good idea about how to proceed in obtaining a North Dakota motorcycle license. If you are a new resident in North Dakota, or you are a new rider and you’re shopping for motorcycle insurance, click here to get a quote in minutes.
Disclaimer: The materials available at this web site are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should review the links within this article, or contact the relevant state agency, for complete and current information.
The ND DMV requires motorcyclists to have current coverage that meets the state’s minimum requirements on all registered vehicles. Before riding in North Dakota, make sure your coverage meets the state’s requirements.
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