Search & Order Plates

Make a statement with a specialized or personalized license plate. Our online search before you order makes it easy to find the plate that fits you.

Moved Out of State?

Please mail license plates to:

NC Division of Motor Vehicles
3148 Mail Service Center
Raleigh North Carolina 27699

Be sure to include a request for a receipt and your address. You may need the receipt for county tax purposes.

Do not cancel your liability insurance coverage before you turn your plate in or you will incur a penalty.

North Carolina law requires you to have liability coverage in effect on your vehicle during the entire time it is registered and the license plate is in your possession.

If you plan on putting the vehicle in storage or do not plan to operate it for an extended period of time, you must surrender the license plate to your local license plate office before canceling your liability insurance coverage.

Cancelling your liability insurance before returning the license plate incurs a civil penalty for failure to maintain continuous insurance coverage.