FAQ Answer

Vehicles must be registered in North Dakota when residency is established or when employment is accepted, whichever occurs first.  

A person is considered a resident of North Dakota when the person has lived in the state for 90 days, unless the person is a nonresident student, a tourist, or a member of the armed forces.  Full-time students and military personnel are exempt from registration, but current license plates from their home state must be displayed their vehicle.