North Dakota Auto Insurance and Registering a Vehicle

If you have recently moved to North Dakota, bought or received a car as a gift or an inheritance from another person, you need to register it with the Department of Motor Vehicles. You have five days after buying, receiving or moving to the state to do so. If you can’t register the vehicle within that time, you will need to get a temporary registration permit from a law enforcement agency or dealer; it will give you up to 30 days to officially register your vehicle.

Along with registering your vehicle, you will also need to arrange for North Dakota auto insurance coverage. Shopping around and comparing rates is the best way to find affordable protection. Using the Internet to find car insurance is a great strategy; you can compare rates from different providers by either visiting individual web sites or going to a single site that can get you pricing for several companies at once.

Once you find the right policy for you, many companies will allow you to buy coverage online. You would pay with a credit card, and the insurer can provide proof of coverage in the form of a printable certificate that you can keep in the vehicle until your policy and insurance card arrive in the mail. Keep in mind that proof of insurance must be kept in your vehicle at all times in case you are stopped by a police officer or involved in an accident.