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How long do I have to register my vehicle in North Dakota?

Vehicles must be registered in North Dakota at the time residency is established or when employment is accepted in state, whichever occurs first.  A person is deemed a resident of North Dakota when the person has lived here for 90 days, unless they are a nonresident student, a tourist, or a member of the armed forces.  Full-time students and military personnel are exempt from registration as long as they display current license plates from their home state on their vehicle.