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North Dakota Trip And Fuel Permit - IRP and IFTA permits for North Dakota

Fuel Permit

Fuel Permit can be purchased in lieu of obtaining an International Fuel Tax License (IFTA). Applies only to vehicles of NON-resident carriers.

North Dakota is a member of the IFTA. Nonresidents may purchase a 72-hour fuel permit in lieu of obtaining an IFTA license for their vehicle. A fuel permit is $15 and valid for 72 hours or when the vehicle leaves the state, whichever occurs first. The fuel permit is valid for one trip only.

The 72-hour fuel permit is required under any one of the following conditions:

  • Two-axle single unit vehicle exceeding 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW).
  • A vehicle combination with a two-axle power unit and a GVW exceeding 26,000 pounds.
  • A single unit vehicle with three or more axles regardless of the weight.
  • 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, do not have an IFTA license.
  • Carriers from Alaska, Northwest Territories, Yukon or Mexico who have not become a member of IFTA through another jurisdiction.
  • Nonresident carriers who are operating Intrastate only or working in the state and do not have an IFTA license.

Vehicles Exempt from the Fuel Permit:

  • Vehicles carrying a completed copy of an IFTA license cab cards and a door decal.
  • All North Dakota base-licensed vehicles.
  • All two-axle single unit vehicles weighing 26,000 pounds GVW or less.
  • Vehicle combinations with two-axle power unit and a GVW of 26,000 pounds or less.
  • ALL Minnesota registered vehicles within the 20-mile free zone. Travel does not have to be by the most direct route.
  • Minnesota and South Dakota farm registered motor vehicles hauling their own products or supplies for the farm.
  • Leased vehicles carrying IFTA fuel license cards issued to the leasing companies.
  • Tourists, motor homes, other recreational vehicles used for personal pleasure.
  • Persons transporting their own household goods with their own or rented vehicles for home relocation.
  • Non-highway motorized equipment that is not registered, such as farm tractors, truck crane, and earthmoving equipment.

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: Alaska, Mexico, Northwest Territories, Yukon.

Vehicles Exempt from the 72-hour Trip Permit

  • Tourists
  • 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.

Source of information: https://www.nd.gov/ndhp/fuel-permit

https://www.nd.gov/ndhp/trip-permit-lieu-registration

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