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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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8/26/2014: Grandy License Plate Agency Contract Awarded

Grandy License Plate Agency Contract Awarded

Posted 8/26/2014 9:41:35 AM

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has named James Braithwaite as the contractor for a license plate agency in Grandy. This location will be the first-ever agency operated in Currituck County. Until a permanent location can be established for this office, a temporary agency site is scheduled to open later this fall. Until this office opens, vehicle registration services are available at the following locations: Elizabeth City – 1545 North Road Street, Suite E, (252) 338-6965 Manteo  – Chelsey Mall, 210 Highway 64/264, (252) 473-3926 LPAs offer vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations. Currently, 119 license plate agencies operate across North Carolina.
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8/20/2014: Greenville Driver License Office Changes Schedule Due to ECU Football Games

Greenville Driver License Office Changes Schedule Due to ECU Football Games

Posted 8/20/2014 2:50:45 PM

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will not conduct road testing at its Greenville driver license office on the days that coincide with East Carolina University home football contests. This is due in part to traffic and parking near the office location coupled with its proximity to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Located at 703 Southeast Greenville Boulevard, Suite 12, the office hours of operation on each Saturday are from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. On Thursday, October 23 and Thursday, December 4, the office will offer road testing from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Effective dates are as follows: Saturday, August 30 Saturday, September 20 Saturday, October 4 Thursday, October 23 Saturday, November 22 Thursday, December 4
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6/23/2014: Hendersonville Road License Plate Agency to Close June 27

Hendersonville Road License Plate Agency to Close June 27

Posted 6/23/2014 11:37:29 AM

DMV reviewing applications for new area agency   RALEIGH — After 20 years, David Sharpton is retiring and closing out his contract with the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles for the Hendersonville Road License Plate Agency in Asheville. The agency will close at the end of business Friday, June 27.   The Division is reviewing applications to determine the operator and location of a new area LPA. Routinely, it takes about four months to establish a new agency. Sharpton has held the contract for the agency since May 1994.    Until a new agency can be established, nearby vehicle registration services are available at the following locations: Asheville, 85 Tunnel Road, Suite 16B, (828) 252-8526 Hendersonville, 145 Four Seasons Mall, (828) 692-0648 Pisgah Forest, 69 New Hendersonville Hwy., Suite 8, (828) 883-3251 Marshall, 133 S. Main St., Suite 102, (828) 649-3528 Waynesville, 80 Waynesville Plaza, (828) 452-1577   LPAs offer vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations. Currently, about 120 license plate agencies operate across North Carolina.   ***NCDOT***
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6/13/2014: Debit, Credit Card Machines Bring Quicker Vehicle Transactions

Debit, Credit Card Machines Bring Quicker Vehicle Transactions

Posted 6/13/2014 4:09:10 PM

RALEIGH — In another effort to make NCDMV visits shorter and more efficient, the acceptance of credit and debit cards at the state’s license plate agencies and state registration offices has brought an easier, quicker way to pay registration renewals and vehicle property taxes.   On May 30, soon after debit card collections had been phased in statewide, 9,247 debit and credit card transactions remitted more than $1.4 million statewide. Of those, 6,130 transactions were delivered through debit cards and 3,117 came in using credit cards.   Acceptance of the cards arrived with the implementation of the “Tag and Tax” program last fall and was phased in across the state. The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has been accepting MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards across the state since Dec. 17. Debit cards have been accepted statewide since May 27.   “We are very happy to have another way to make our customers’ transactions easier,” said Motor Vehicles Commissioner Kelly Thomas. “Our staff has worked hard to get these systems up and running in coordination with the state’s vehicle registration system. This is a big win for everyone.”      The Division was forced to slow down the acceptance of debit cards last fall, when the payment card system experienced a network outage. While credit card transactions returned to stable operations sooner, debit card operations only recently reached full statewide coverage.   The Division expects to initiate debit and credit card collections in its driver license offices with the implementation of its Next Generation driver license system in early to mid-2015.    ***NCDOT***
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