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1/6/2016: NCDMV Mobile Unit to Visit Southport as Scheduled on Thursday, January 7

NCDMV Mobile Unit to Visit Southport as Scheduled on Thursday, January 7

Posted 1/6/2016 5:03:04 PM

Raleigh – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles announced today that its mobile unit visit to Southport (109 East Nash St.) will take place as scheduled on Thursday, Jan. 7, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   The mobile unit experienced technical issued that postponed its regularly-scheduled visits on Tuesday and Wednesday.   ***NCDOT***
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1/5/2016: NCDMV Mobile Unit Visit to Southport on Wednesday, Jan. 6, Postponed by Technical Issues

NCDMV Mobile Unit Visit to Southport on Wednesday, Jan. 6, Postponed by Technical Issues

Posted 1/5/2016 5:00:36 PM

  Raleigh – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles announced today that its mobile unit visit to Southport (109 East Nash St.) will not take place on Wednesday, Jan. 6, due to technical issues with the vehicle.   If the repairs are completed tomorrow, the mobile unit will visit Southport on Thursday, Jan. 7 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Customers can visit the driver license office in Shallotte, at 5298 Main Street (910-754-5114). Or, customers can go online to the DMV website (http://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/online/) if they are renewing their driver license or purchasing a duplicate license/state ID card.   ***NCDOT***  
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1/15/2016: Lumberton License Plate Agency and Driver License Offices Closing Due to Bomb Threat

Lumberton License Plate Agency and Driver License Offices Closing Due to Bomb Threat

Posted 1/15/2016 2:41:45 PM

Offices are being inspected by safety officials; public is asked to stay away   Raleigh – The Lumberton License Plate Agency, located at 3467 Lackey St., and the Driver License Office, located at 4650 Kahn Dr., have been closed for inspection this afternoon due to bomb threats received Friday afternoon. The public is asked to stay away from the locations while safety inspections are underway. A re-opening time for the facilities has not been determined.   License Plate Agencies located in the region will provide service during the closure:   ·       Elizabethtown – 307 E. Broad St., (910) 862-3527 ·       Hope Mills – 3333 N. Main St., Suite 140, (910) 424-2500 ·       Laurinburg – 508 E. Church St., (910) 361-4177 ·       Whiteville – 201 E. Main St., (910) 642-7500   Driver License Offices located in the region will provide service during the closure:   ·       Clinton – 305 North Blvd., (910) 592-5820 ·       Elizabethtown – 107 N. Gillespie St., (910) 862-3169 ·       South Fayetteville – 2439 Gillespie St., (910) 486-1353 ·       Laurinburg – 1421 West Blvd., (910) 277-2430 ·       Stedman – 4705 Clinton Road, (910) 483-3096 ·       Whiteville – 917 Washington St., (910) 642-2017     ***NCDOT***
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1/13/2016: DMV License and Theft Bureau Leads Arrest in Odometer Tampering Case in Rutherford County

DMV License and Theft Bureau Leads Arrest in Odometer Tampering Case in Rutherford County

Posted 1/13/2016 10:39:19 AM

RUTHERFORDTON -- After a month-long investigation into possible odometer tampering, agents with the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles’ License and Theft Bureau, along with authorities with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, the Forest City Police and Spindale Police, arrested Mitchel Craig Padgett, 20, at his home in Forest City on Monday, Jan. 11.   Padgett was charged with six felony counts of Unlawful Change of Mileage, seven felony counts of Altering a Certificate of Title, eight felony counts of Common Law Forgery and seven felony counts of Aiding and Abetting Notary Fraud. He was taken to the Rutherford County Jail and held under a $140,000 secured bond.   License and Theft Inspector Aaron Ellenburg led the investigation. In addition, a search warrant was executed at Padgett’s residence and at AACE Automotive, a vehicle repair garage that he owned and operated at 667 US 221-A in Forest City, by License and Theft Lt. James Walston and inspectors Aaron Carver and Charity Brown.   License and Theft agents are continuing to investigate the possibility of additional victims.   *** NCDOT ***
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12/30/2015: NCDMV Encourages Customers to Plan Ahead As Fee Increases Become Effective with New Year

NCDMV Encourages Customers to Plan Ahead As Fee Increases Become Effective with New Year

Posted 12/30/2015 5:13:08 PM

Online services website to close early to upload new fees that will apply to payments processed on or after Jan. 1 RALEIGH – The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is encouraging customers to plan ahead for increased fees for many driver and vehicle services that will become effective with the new year. To upload the new fee schedule, the NCDMV online services website will temporarily close on New Year’s Eve. Customers should plan to complete online DMV business and payments prior to the 9 p.m. closure on Dec. 31. The website will return to service at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1 with the new fees in place. View frequently asked questions about House Bill 97 The NCDMV online services website offers vehicle registration renewals, driver license renewals, orders for duplicate vehicle registration cards or driver licenses, requests for driving records, payments for insurance lapses, and orders for personalized and special license plates. The new fees were drafted and passed by the N. C. General Assembly in budget appropriations legislation, House Bill 97. They reflect the first DMV fee increases in 11 years. The legislation applies to vehicle titles and registrations as well as driver license issuances and renewals on or after Jan. 1, 2016. After that date, interest charged on late registration fees will also be calculated on the new fee amount. For example, standard Class C driver licenses will increase by $1 for each year issued, making an eight-year license $40 and a five-year license card $25; standard ID cards will be $13. Vehicle registration will increase by $8, making the annual registration fee for a standard private passenger vehicle $36. Other changes include the elimination of the 10-Day Trip Permit. Instead, vehicles that require temporary registration for transfers, sales, travel or inspections will be issued a 10-Day Temporary Registration Permit. Beginning Jan. 1, the temporary permit will cost $10 and must be notarized. A fee schedule detailing the new fees is posted below: North Carolina DMV Fees (Per Session Law 2015-241, House Bill 97) (New fees apply to payments processed on or after Jan. 1, 2016.) North Carolina DMV Vehicle Fees TITLE & REGISTRATION   Certificate of Title $52 Corrected or Substitute Certificate of Title $20 Duplicate Certificate of Title $20 Duplicate Certificate of Title & Removal of Lien(s) or Duplicate Certificate of Title with Correction $20 Duplicate or Additional Registration Card $20 Duplicate Title with Reassignment $72 Failure to Transfer Title Within 28 Days $20 Financial Responsibility Civil Penalty $50, $100, $150 Financial Responsibility Restoration Fee $50 Financial Responsibility Service Fee $50 Instant Title $98 Manufacturer or Dealer Certificate of Title $20 Recording of Supplemental Lien(s) or Recording Assignment of Lien & Application of Transfer of Lien $20 Removal of Lien(s) from Certificate of Title $20 Replace Registration Plate $20 Repossessor Certificate of Title $20 Salvage Title (Form MVR-40 - Raleigh Office Only) $20 Stock Car Replacement $25 Transfer of Registration $20 SAFETY & ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTIC INSPECTIONS   On-Board Diagnostic Emissions Inspection $30 Safety Inspection $13.60 NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS   One Signature (Contract Agent) $5 One Signature (DMV State Office) $2 Two Signatures (Contract Agent) $6 Two Signatures (DMV State Office) $3 Three or More Signatures (Contract Agent) $7 Three or More Signatures (DMV State Office) $4 LICENSE PLATES   For Vehicles Registered in DURHAM County:   - Regional Transit Authority Registration Tax   - County Vehicle Registration Tax $5 $10, $15 For Vehicles Registered in ORANGE County:   - Regional Transit Authority Registration Tax   - County Vehicle Registration Tax $5 $10, $15 Handicap Placards $5 House Trailer and/or Camping Trailer $14 Motorcycle/Moped $24 Permanent & State Owned Plates $6 Personalized Plate $30 For Vehicles Registered in RANDOLPH County   - Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation Tax $1 Plate Fee (Private Passenger Vehicles) $36 Plate Fee (Private Truck Under 4,000 pounds) $36 Plate Fee (Private Truck Under 5,000 pounds) $56.50 Plate Fee (Private Truck Under 6,000 pounds) $67 Plate Fee (Trailer or Semi-Trailer) $25 Private Bus (16 passengers and more) $40 For Vehicles Registered in WAKE County:   - Regional Transportation Authority Registration Tax $5 Special Plates Fees vary Transfer of Plate $20 U-Drive-It Car $66   North Carolina DMV Driver License Fees DRIVER LICENSE   Class A License $5 per year Class B License $5 per year Class C License $5 per year Motorcycle Endorsement $2.30 per year Duplicate License $13 LEARNER PERMIT   Learner Permit $20 Motorcycle Learner Permit $20 Duplicate Permit $13 COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE   Application Fee $40 CDL Endorsement (per endorsement) $4 per year Class A License (CDL) $20 per year Class B License (CDL) $20 per year Class C License (CDL) $20 per year Learner Permit (CDL) $20 Duplicate License $13 GRADUATED LICENSING   Limited Learner Permit (Level 1) $20 Limited Provisional License (Level 2) $20 Full Provisional License (Level 3) $5 per year Duplicate $13
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