North Dakota

Driver licensing agency
contact information
North Dakota Department of Transportation
Drivers License and Traffic Safety Division
608 East Boulevard
Bismarck, ND 58505-0700
701 328-2600
Licensing Requirements
Visual acuity

Visual fields

Color vision requirement
Restricted licenses
Each eye with/without correction
Both eyes with/without correction
If one eye blind—other with/without correction
Absolute visual acuity minimum

Are bioptic telescopes allowed?

Minimum field requirement
Visual field testing device
Restrictions include daytime driving only (pending a sight-related road test) and area and distance restrictions.
20/80 in better eye if 20/100 in other eye
Yes, if client has 20/130 acuity through the carrier lens, 20/40 through the telescope, and full peripheral fields.
105˚ with both eyes
Optec 1000 vision tester
Licensing Renewal Procedures

Age-based renewal procedures
Length of license validation
Vision testing required at time of renewal?
Written test required?
Road test required?
4 years
Reporting Procedures
Physician/medical reporting


Legal protection
DMV follow-up
Other reporting
Physicians are permitted by law to report to the Drivers License and Traffic Safety Division in writing the name, date of birth, and address of any patient over the age of 14 whom they have reasonable cause to believe is incapable, due to physical or mental reason, of safely operating a motor vehicle.
Physicians who in good faith make a report, give an opinion, make a recommendation, or participate in any proceeding pursuant to this law are immune from liability.
Available. North Dakota Century Code addresses medical advice provided by physicians.
Vision and/or medical reports may be required.
Will accept information from courts, other DMVs, police, and family members.
Not available.
Medical Advisory Board
Role of the MAB
MAB contact information
The MAB participates in drafting administrative rules for licensing standards.
Ileen Schwengler
Drivers License and Traffic Safety Division
701 328-2070

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