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11/3/2014: NCDMV Initiates Electronic Lien Titling

NCDMV Initiates Electronic Lien Titling

Posted 11/3/2014 3:16:19 PM

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has initiated its NC Electronic Lien Titling System, effective Saturday, Nov. 1. This process is designed to allow an electronic exchange of data in lieu of paper forms and titles as a means of communicating lien status between the Division and lienholders. This program is voluntary for all lienholders during the first 14 months after implementation. Pursuant to Senate Bill 407 and House Bill 1133, electronic lien titling will become mandatory on January 1, 2016, for all lienholders who conduct a minimum of five transactions annually. To register for this program, a lienholders must sign up with an approved service provider. For a list of approved providers, please contact eDS- NC ELT Helpdesk at elthelpdesk@edealersvcs.com or 1-800-678-3875 x112.  The list can also be found at www.edealersvcs.com. 
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10/22/2014: NCDMV, NCSBOE Partner to Validate Voter Registration Applications in Advance of Election

NCDMV, NCSBOE Partner to Validate Voter Registration Applications in Advance of Election

Posted 10/22/2014 4:58:28 PM

RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is supporting the N.C. State Board of Elections in its efforts to confirm the validity of voter registration applications. NCDMV is using the U.S. Department of Homeland Security database to assist in this proactive process. "This is an example of the continued partnership between NCDMV and the State Board of Elections,” said NCDMV Commissioner Kelly Thomas. “Through this team approach, we will do all we can to help the Board of Elections ensure the security and accuracy of voter registration applications.” Through the research to date, NCDMV has found that 11 people with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) issuances were also registered to vote through NCDMV. Three of those people were registered in error and SBOE is working to remove them from voter registration rolls. The remaining eight people were registered to vote through NCDMV prior to March 2013 when DACA went into effect and were already registered voters when they received their DACA issuance. As of Oct.18, NCDMV had 15,250 total DACA records in its database. The State BOE has the responsibility to remove any ineligible individuals from voter rolls. NCDMV will continue to cross-check and verify the database to reinforce this data process moving forward. NCDMV information is provided to SBOE in an effort to ensure that only valid voters are allowed to cast ballots. SBOE currently receives an update of the NCDMV database weekly. “We appreciate the continued partnership with NCDMV and we will continue to working through this process as quickly as possible to ensure the integrity of the election for all North Carolina voters,” said Kim Strach, SBOE executive director.
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10/10/2014: Farmville License Plate Agency Scheduled to Close Temporarily

Farmville License Plate Agency Scheduled to Close Temporarily

Posted 10/10/2014 3:51:18 PM

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will temporarily suspend services at its Farmville license plate agency beginning Thursday, October 16. The agency, located at 3672 North Main Street, is closing due to lack of staffing. The agency will reopen once a new staff has been hired and trained.    Agencies located in the immediate area will remain open to provide vehicle registration services. The following locations will be open during this time: Greenville  – 703-D Southeast Greenville Boulevard, (252) 756-5099 Wilson  – 4000 Ward Boulevard, Suite D, (252) 291-8955 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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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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9/2/2014: 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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