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

Payment for transactions at DMV Offices are limited to cash, money order or personal checks[?]. No other forms of payment are accepted, including debit and credit cards.

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

Moped

Needs to be Registered: No

Requirements for Use

  • Must be age 16 or older to operate on NC highways or public vehicular areas.
  • A motorcycle safety helmet is required by law when operating a moped on NC highways
  • A moped cannot have a motor of more than 50 cubic cc, an external shifting device, or have the capability of exceeding 30 miles per hour on a level surface.

Not Required for Use

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

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.