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5/14/2015: NCDMV Begins New License Office Hours for Mecklenburg and Union Counties

NCDMV Begins New License Office Hours for Mecklenburg and Union Counties

Posted 5/14/2015 4:03:25 PM

RALEIGH — Effective Monday, May 18, the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will debut new operating business hours for five driver license offices in Mecklenburg and Union counties as part of the Division’s Extended Hours program. This shift in hours of operations is another “Driving Change” improvement to support peak time periods while providing quality customer service at these offices, which rank in the top tier of highest volume locations in the state. The East, West and South Charlotte-based driver license offices, along with the Huntersville and Monroe locations, will now operate between 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Effective Saturday, May 30, these offices will also be open 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturdays. Locations and contact information are below: Charlotte (East)        – 6635 Executive Circle, Suite 130, (704) 531-5563/5529Charlotte (South)      – 201H West Arrowood Road, (704) 527-2562/2563Charlotte (West)       – 6016 Brookshire Boulevard, (704) 392-3266/3267Huntersville               – 12101 Mt. Holly – Huntersville Road, (704) 547-5786/5787Monroe                       – 3122 Highway 74 West, (704) 283-4264  ***NCDOT***
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4/22/2015: NCDMV Seeks Applications for New License Plate Agency in Davie County

NCDMV Seeks Applications for New License Plate Agency in Davie County

Posted 4/22/2015 11:37:54 AM

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is seeking applicants to operate a new license plate agency in Davie County. The new agency will be operated by an independent contractor. The policy of the Division is to open applications to operate a new license plate agency whenever a contract expires or ends. 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 Friday, May 22, 2015. LPAs offer vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations. Currently, 120 license plate agencies operate across North Carolina.
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4/10/2015: Siler City Temporarily Closes License Plate Agency

Siler City Temporarily Closes License Plate Agency

Posted 4/10/2015 11:37:47 AM

    RALEIGH — The Town of Siler City has announced the temporary closing of its license plate agency effective immediately. Located at 311 North Second Avenue, the Chatham County-based agency has closed following an internal audit of the office’s operations. Agencies located in the area will continue to provide services. Please visit any of the following locations: Asheboro  – 338 South Fayetteville Street, (336) 629-9623 Burlington  – 2668 Ramada Road, (336) 228-7152    Robbins  – 101 North Middleton Street, (910) 948-2431 Sanford  – 331 Wilson Road, (919) 774-6027 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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3/19/2015: NCDMV Continues Issuance of Voter ID Cards in Preparation for 2016 Elections

NCDMV Continues Issuance of Voter ID Cards in Preparation for 2016 Elections

Posted 3/19/2015 11:54:09 AM

RALEIGH — With the 2016 elections fast approaching, the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles continues its collaborative effort with the North Carolina State Board of Elections to issue no-fee voter ID cards and register qualified voters at all driver license offices statewide. As directed by the General Assembly in accordance with the Voter Information Verification Act (VIVA – House Bill 589), effective January 1, 2016, North Carolina will require all voters to present valid photo identification to cast a ballot in the upcoming elections. “The Division will continue to support the process of registering North Carolinians to vote and issuing no-fee voter ID cards,” said NCDMV Commissioner Kelly Thomas. “We want to remind everyone that you can complete this process as a priority service at any of the 114 driver license offices across the state. Don’t wait until the last minute.” “We at the State Board of Elections are committed to ensuring that every eligible voter has proper ID ahead of 2016,” said NCSBE Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach. “Our dedicated outreach staff stands ready to help.” According to House Bill 589, voters who are present to cast their ballot, either on the day of a primary election or early voting, will be required to show one of the following acceptable forms of photo identification: • Unexpired North Carolina driver license, including a learners’ permit or a provisional license. • Unexpired North Carolina non-operators identification card (DMV ID card). • Unexpired United States passport. • United States military identification card. • Veterans identification card. • Tribal enrollment card issued by a federally recognized tribe. • Tribal enrollment card issued by a tribe recognized by North Carolina. • Out-of-state driver license or non-operators identification card (valid only if the person’s voter registration date in the country is within 90 days of the date of the election). There are no photo ID requirements for persons who vote via a by-mail absentee ballot, although by-mail absentee voters will need to provide identification information when requesting an absentee ballot. For in-person voters, there are few exceptions to the photo ID requirement, which can be found here: http://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/Voter-Id. No-fee ID cards are available at all driver license locations for residents who have no other valid form of identification as per House Bill 589. Applicants will need to present documents that verify their age and identity, their residency address in North Carolina and provide a valid Social Security number. The Division has posted document requirements for the card on its website http://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver/id/. Applications for cards can be made at any driver license office. The cards are mailed to applicants 10 to 15 days following the completion of an application. To find your nearest driver license office location, please visit the Division’s website at http://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/locations.html 
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3/18/2015: NCDMV & NCDENR Debut New State Implementation for Inspection and Maintenance Program

NCDMV & NCDENR Debut New State Implementation for Inspection and Maintenance Program

Posted 3/18/2015 11:27:50 AM

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, will debut a new emissions exemption pertaining to the North Carolina Inspection and Maintenance program on Wednesday, April 1. In accordance with House Bill 585, the new state implementation will allow vehicles that are produced within three years of the current year and have less than 70,000 miles on the odometer, an exemption from obtaining an emissions inspection. “We look forward to our continued partnership and teamwork with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and State Inspection stations as we roll out this exemption,” said NCDMV Commissioner Kelly Thomas. “This new initiative is another step in our efforts to improve customer service and convenience for North Carolina motorists.” “Our most recent research showed that North Carolina could exempt newer vehicles from emissions tests without making our air unhealthy to breathe,” NCDENR Division of Air Quality Director Sheila Holman said. “Newer cars and trucks seldom fail the emissions tests during their first three model years.” A vehicles age is determined by its model year, which is prominently displayed on the owner’s valid registration and the automobile emissions control label located in the engine compartment. All vehicles are still subject to the annual safety inspection. For more information about the North Carolina Inspection Program or to determine which inspection is required for your vehicle, please visit the Division’s website at http://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/vehicle/registration/inspection/. For more information regarding the state implementation plan or to determine if you qualify for the new emissions exemption, please visit the Department of Environment and Natural Resources websites at http://www.ncair.org/motor/inspect/exemption_faq.shtml  and http://www.ncair.org/motor/inspect/exemption.shtml.
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