Antique, Custom-Built, & Replica Vehicles

Needs to be Registered: Yes

Antique, custom-built, & replica vehicles are registered in a similar manner as a car. Visit the Titles Section for the steps involved in registering a vehicle.

Additional Requirements

Inspection

Antique and custom-built vehicles presented for first-time titling and registration in North Carolina must be examined and photographed by a local NC Division of Motor Vehicles inspector.

The report confirms the vehicle is equipped for road use and meets all DOT safety standards.

What is an Antique Vehicle?
  • A motor vehicle at least 35 years old (measured from the date of manufacture)
What is a Custom-Built Vehicle?
  • A motor vehicle that is completely reconstructed or assembled from new or used parts
  • Will be branded as "specially contructed vehicle"
  • Year of vehicle will be year of assembly.
What is a Replica Vehicle?
  • A motor vehicle which is a replica manufactured from a kit and sold unassembled
  • Titled as the make and year model intended to be replicated
  • Model listed on title is "replica"
  • Will be branded as "specially contructed vehicle"
  • Motorcycles are not titled as replicas.

Low-speed Vehicles

Needs to be Registered: Yes

Low-speed vehicles may be operated only on streets and highways where the posted speed limit is 35 miles per hour or less. It may cross a road or street at an intersection with a posted speed higher than 35 mph. The low-speed vehicle must be equipped with headlamps, stop lamps, turn signal lamps, tail lamps, reflex reflectors, parking brakes, rearview mirrors, windshields, windshield wipers, speedometer, seat belts and a vehicle identification number. It must be insured and registered.

Requirements for Titling & Registration

Inspection

An inspector's report confirming that the vehicle is equipped for road use and meets all DOT safety standards.

Mobile Homes

Needs to be Registered: Yes

Mobile Homes are registered in a similar manner as a car. Visit the Titles Section for the steps involved in registering a vehicle.

To register a Mobile Home from a Manufacturer's Certificate of Orgin (MCO) or title, the following things are required.

Requirements for Titling & Registration

Documents - View Documents Needed

When completing forms and documents read and follow the complete set of directions. Identification will be required for all services that are processed in person. View Acceptable Identification Documents .

Vehicle Title
Notarization Required
Title Application ( MVR-1 ) Declare all liens, Notarization Required.
Cancellation of Mobile Home Titles ( MVR-46G ) Required if mobile home title is being recorded as real estate
Fees

Payments for transactions at License Plate Agencies Offices are accepted in the form of cash, money order, personal checks[?] or credit cards (limited to Visa, MasterCard and Discover). We cannot accept debit cards at this time.

Title Transfer Fees
Certificate of Title $40.00
Tax, Vehicles [?] 3% Highway Use Tax
Tax, Mobile Homes (Collected by Selling Dealers) [?] 2% Sales Tax, Max $300.00

Vehicle Fees, Contact Information

Mopeds

Needs to be Registered: Yes

As of July 1, 2015, mopeds are required to be registered with NCDMV, in accordance with House Bill 1145. State statute defines a moped as having "two or three wheels, no external shifter, with a motor not to exceed 50 cubic centimeters of piston displacement and up to 30 mph propulsion on a level surface."

Note: NCDMV cannot process moped registrations before July 1.

Requirements for Registration

Requirements for Use

  • Operator must be 16 years of age or older to operate on North Carolina highways or public vehicular areas.
  • State law requires operators to wear a motorcycle safety helmet when using a moped on North Carolina highways.

Not Required for Use

  • A driver license is not required.
  • The moped does not have to be inspected or covered by liability insurance.

Moped FAQ

Motorcycles

Needs to be Registered: Yes

Motorcycles are registered the same way as a car. Visit the Titles Section for the steps involved in registering a vehicle.

Trailers

Needs to be Registered: Yes

Trailers are registered the same way as a car. Visit the Titles Section for the steps involved in registering a vehicle.

Individuals coming from a state that does not title and register trailers would need to contact us.

Water Craft

Needs to be Registered: See NC Wildlife Resources Commission

Water Craft, such as boats or jet skis, are not registered with the DMV, but they are registered with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. For more information on registering your water craft visit their website.