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Motor Vehicle Branch

Motor Vehicle Lobby is CLOSED to the public but the services will still be provided.

Sorry for the inconvenience.


Please call our office 701.444.3616, option 1

for assistance for services during this time.


Motor vehicle paperwork can be mailed

to our office at:

McKenzie County MVB

201 5th St NW, Suite 510

Watford City ND 58854


Online renewals can be done at

On the home page, bottom left under Quick Links click Motor Vehicle Online Renewal


Closest Kiosk for vehicle registration renewals is Cash Wise in Williston.

Governor has waived expiration dates for driver licenses & motor vehicle registrations from March 1, 2020 until declared disaster has ended.

The McKenzie Motor Vehicle Branch Office provides a variety of motor vehicle services including new titles, title transfers, duplicate titles, vehicle registration renewals and changes, temporary operating permits and handicap placards.


·        Duplicate titles WITHOUT a lienholder noted in the motor vehicle system will be printed same visit and given to the owner only

·        Duplicate titles WITH a lienholder not released in the motor vehicle system will require a lien release and be mailed to the owner in 4-5 weeks

·        New Titles without a lienholder will be printed the same day and those with a lienholder will be mailed to the lienholder.

Hours of Operation: 

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM - For all vehicle processing

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Registration renewals and changes only

The office closes at 4:00 PM

Motor Vehicle Branch


Motor Vehicle Branch
201 5th St NW
Suite 510
Watford City, ND 58854

Lori Stueber, Manager
FAX: 701-842-2307

McKenzie County

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