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10/1/2014: NCDMV Closes Henderson License Plate Agency in Vance County

NCDMV Closes Henderson License Plate Agency in Vance County

Posted 10/1/2014 1:27:35 PM

Contract canceled due to potential violations                                                          RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles today announced the immediate closing of its Henderson License Plate Agency (LPA) in Vance County due to potential violations of state criminal laws.Located at 946-D West Andrews Avenue, this LPA was closed following an internal investigation of the office's operations. The Division’s investigation determined inappropriate activities, including accounting irregularities, warranted the closure of the office and termination of its contract. The agency had been in operation since 1994. NCDMV officials will perform a final inventory and audit of the agency, removing all supplies and equipment owned by the Division. The investigation is ongoing. Agencies located in the area will continue to provide services. Please visit any of the following locations:Louisburg      – 808 South Bickett Boulevard, (919) 496-4655; Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oxford            – 120 Roxboro Road, (919) 693-7821; Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.LPAs offer vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations. Currently, 121 license plate agencies operate across North Carolina.
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10/1/2014: Shelby License Plate Agency Relocating to New Location

Shelby License Plate Agency Relocating to New Location

Posted 10/1/2014 9:54:24 AM

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will close its Shelby license plate agency on Monday, October 6 in order to relocate to a new office location. The office, currently located at 201 West Marion Street, Suite 212, will move to a new office at 118 North Morgan Street. The office will open at its new location on Tuesday, October 7 at 9:00 a.m.Hours of operation for this location will be 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. The office can be contacted by phone at (704) 487-4551.The following area offices will be open to serve area customers during the relocation:Gastonia                     – 1471 East Franklin Boulevard, (704) 864-4856 Lincolnton                  – 646 Center Drive, (704) 735-0018 Morganton                 – 603 South College Street, (828) 437-4505 Spindale                     – 1639 US Highway, 74A Bypass, Suite 140, (828) 287-3600LPAs offer vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations. Currently, 121 license plate agencies operate across North Carolina. 
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9/24/2014: NCDMV, NCDHHS and MorphoTrust Partner to Pilot First Secure Electronic ID Initiative

NCDMV, NCDHHS and MorphoTrust Partner to Pilot First Secure Electronic ID Initiative

Posted 9/24/2014 4:17:16 PM

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and MorphoTrust, have partnered to pilot a secure electronic ID initiative through a grant awarded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).   The grant will administer funding for two years as DMV, DHHS and MorphoTrust research the security and feasibility of establishing a secure electronic ID (eID).  An eID is an individual’s unique online identity used to log onto secure websites and portals. This innovation will allow customers to conduct online business in a safe manner, improve efficiency, quality of service and privacy, as well as reduce costs and fraud risks.    “We are very excited to partner with DHHS and MorphoTrust on this initiative,” said DMV Commissioner Kelly J. Thomas. “Part of our mission is to not only deliver quality customer service through professional driver and motor vehicle services, but also protect accurate and secure information. We feel this grant, coupled with the research we conduct with our partners, will bring us one step closer to furthering our goals.”       The secure eID program will focus on Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) benefits, a federal food assistance program administered in North Carolina by DHHS and county departments of social services.  The pilot study will evaluate opportunities for individuals enrolled in the FNS program to create an eID using their North Carolina driver license or North Carolina identification card to establish a protected identity for accessing services online or utilizing a smartphone (iPhone or Android).   “We are excited about this opportunity to potentially enhance the services provided to our State’s FNS recipients and improve the efficiency of State government through inter-agency collaboration,” said DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos, M.D.  “The use of a secure eID will not only benefit our State’s citizens who depend on FNS benefits but also our taxpayers.”   MorphoTrust is a Massachusetts-based provider of identity-related services to more than three million customers, including 42 states for the production of their driver licenses and ID’s.
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9/23/2014: NCDMV to Offer ID Cards, Driver License Renewals and Duplicates at North Carolina Seafood Festival

NCDMV to Offer ID Cards, Driver License Renewals and Duplicates at North Carolina Seafood Festival

Posted 9/23/2014 3:23:18 PM

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will join the fun and excitement in Morehead City at “The 28th Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival” from Saturday, October 4 – Sunday, October 5. An NCDMV mobile unit will be located next to the Southern Outer Banks Boat Show & Outdoor Expo at the Port of Morehead City. Division representatives will be present during the festival, providing information and driver services to all customers.  From 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, the Division will offer opportunities for festival goers to renew their driver licenses, as long as a written or road test is not required. Driver licenses are issued through age 65 for eight years and are priced at $4 per year. Drivers 65 and older are issued licenses for five years.  Duplicate driver licenses and ID cards for children and adults can be ordered at the mobile unit for a cost of $10 each. The unit will also provide state transportation maps, driver handbooks and brochures. NCDMV urges citizens to come prepared with the necessary documents to order ID cards. Citizens applying for an ID card for the first time will need to provide proof of their full name and date of birth. They will also need to provide a Social Security card and proof of residency in North Carolina. A full list of acceptable documents is available on the official NCDMV website. Hours of operation for the mobile unit are as follows: Saturday, October 4: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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9/2/2014: Yanceyville License Plate Agency Contract Expires in January

Yanceyville License Plate Agency Contract Expires in January

Posted 9/2/2014 10:04:42 AM

DMV seeking contract applications by October 2, 2014 RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is accepting applications for a Yanceyville license plate agency. The current agency operates under a contract that will expire in January of 2015. The policy of the Division is to open applications to operate a license plate agency whenever a contract expires or ends. The current agency, located at 1430 Main Street, will continue to operate during the application process and its contractor may reapply to operate the business. Routinely, it takes about four months to complete the application process. Plate agency applications (Form MVR-93 or Form MVR-93AA) are located on the Connect NCDOT website. Interested applicants are invited to download an application form for a motor vehicle LPA or call (919) 861-3332 with questions. The application must be returned to NCDMV no later than Thursday, October 2, 2014. LPAs offer vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations. Currently, 122 license plate agencies operate across North Carolina.
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