License Plates

When you purchase the NDSU vehicle license plate, you:

  • You show your Bison Pride.
  • You support student and alumni programs. The State of North Dakota returns $15 from each plate fee to the Foundation. This fee supports programs like the student Bison Ambassador organization, Alumni Career Center services, homecoming/reunion events, broadcast email messaging to alumni and friends, and other public relations opportunities.

How It Works

  • Anyone who has a registered North Dakota vehicle can secure a Bison plate.
  • For $25, you get the NDSU Bison Plate. You will be assigned a random five-digit plate number in the 30000-39999 range.
  • For an additional $25, you can specify five letters or numbers of your choice. Click here to check if your letter/number selection is available.
    1. Enter your requested letters/numbers.
    2. Click on the NDSU Plate.
    3. Hit Search at page bottom.
  • Each year on your vehicle tag renewal statement, you will be assessed:
    • Regular tag fees.
    • Plus $25 Bison plate fee.
    • Plus $25 vanity plate fee (if you select a vanity plate).
  • Note: You can order your plate today or wait until their annual tag renewal statement arrives.
  • Send application and payment to the North Dakota Department of Transportation.


Call the North Dakota Department of Transportation at 701-328-2725 and press 2.