Trip Permit: A temporary trip permit is required in lieu of ND registration. Applies only on vehicles of NON-resident carriers.
North Dakota is a member of the International Registration Plan (IRP).
A 72-hour trip permit must be purchased on out-of-state registered vehicles not registered in the state of ND when traveling on the ND highway system. The 72-hour (3-day) trip permit is $20.
The 72-hour trip permit is required on the vehicle of a nonresident carrier under any one of the following conditions:
- Two-axle single unit vehicle exceeding 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW).
- A single unit vehicle with more than two axles.
- A vehicle combination with a two-axle power unit and a GVW exceeding 26,000 pounds.
- A vehicle combination with a power unit of three or more axles.
- When any one of the above listed vehicles under items 1, 2, 3 or 4, are not registered under the IRP.
- Any vehicle having a gross weight greater than what the vehicle is registered for.
- All vehicles from the following states and provinces with 3-axles or more including charter buses, and all vehicle combinations with power units with more than 2-axles and exceeding 26,000 pounds GVW or registered GW.
- Northwest Territories
Vehicles Exempt from the 72-hour Trip Permit
- Persons transporting their own household goods with their own vehicle for home relocation.
- Vehicles registered through reciprocal agreement.
- Carriers from IRP states or provinces that have original cab cards for their power unit from their base state with ND listed.
- Reciprocity Agreements with neighboring states/provinces.
- All two-axle single unit vehicles weighing 26,000 pounds GVW or less and based licensed in an IRP jurisdiction.
- Vehicle combinations with two-axle power unit and a GVW of 26,000 pounds or less.
- All charter buses regardless of axles and GVW -- except Mexico, Alaska, Northwest Territories, and Yukon.