This page contains fee information related to the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles.

For a complete listing of fees & information about all acceptable forms of payment, please contact your local DMV office.

Important Notice: New DMV fees drafted and passed in 2015 by the N. C. General Assembly as part of House Bill 97 went into effect Jan. 1, 2016, and apply to vehicle titles and registrations as well as driver license issuances and renewals. Read more about the fee changes, or view frequently asked questions about House Bill 97.

Title, Plate & Other Vehicle Fees

Vehicle Fees

Accepted payment for transactions at license plate agencies includes cash, money order, personal checks[?]
Some offices accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit and debit cards. Call ahead to confirm.

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
Three or More Signatures (Contract Agent) $7
Three or More Signatures (DMV State Office) $4
Two Signatures (Contract Agent) $6
Two Signatures (DMV State Office) $3
License Plates
All Electric Vehicles are subject to a $130 fee in addition to their registration fees $130
Handicapped Placards $5 each
House Trailer and/or Camping Trailer $14
Moped registration fee (Additional fee for these counties: Durham $15, Orange $15, Randolph $1, Wake $5) $24
Motorcycle $24
Permanent & State Owned Plates $6
Personalized Plates $30
Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation Tax for Vehicles Registered in RANDOLPH County [?] $1
Plate Fee, Private Passenger Vehicles $36
Plate Fee, Private Truck Under 4,000 lbs $36
Plate Fee, Private Truck Under 5,000 lbs $56.50
Plate Fee, Private Truck Under 6,000 lbs $67
Plate Fee, Trailer or Semi-trailer $25
Private Bus (16 Passengers and More) $40
Regional Transportation Authority Registration Tax for Vehicles Registered in WAKE County [?] $5
Transfer of Plate $20
U-Drive-It Car $66
Vehicles Registered in DURHAM Regional Transit Authority Registration Tax $5 County Vehicle Registration Tax $10 [?] $15
Vehicles Registered in ORANGE Regional Transit Authority Registration Tax $5 County Vehicle Registration Tax $10 [?] $15
More Information
Commercial Plates [?] Call 919-715-7000
For Hire Plates [?] Call 919-861-3577
IRP Plates [?] Call 919-861-3720

Vehicle Fees, Contact & Delivery Information

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N. C. Division of Motor Vehicles
3148 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699

Safety & On-Board Diagnostic Inspections, Contact Information