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12/17/2014: NCDMV Announces Holiday Business Hours

NCDMV Announces Holiday Business Hours

Posted 12/17/2014 2:56:46 PM

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles’ driver license offices and license plate agencies will be closed from Wednesday, December 24 through Saturday, December 27 in observance of the Christmas holiday. All driver license office and agency locations will resume normal business hours on Monday, December 29. In addition, all office locations will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015 in observance of New Year’s Day. Offices will reopen during normal business hours on Friday, January 2, 2015.  
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12/12/2014: NCDMV Seeks Applications for New Holly Springs License Plate Agency

NCDMV Seeks Applications for New Holly Springs License Plate Agency

Posted 12/12/2014 11:11:42 AM

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is seeking applicants to operate a new license plate agency in Holly Springs. The Wake County-based agency will be operated by an independent contractor.   To determine locations for new license plate agencies, the Division considers various factors such as the area’s population and growth, vehicle population, distance to other agencies and community need. 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 Monday, January 12, 2015.   LPAs offer vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations. Currently, 122 license plate agencies operate across North Carolina.  
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12/8/2014: NCDMV Seeks Applications for New Huntersville License Plate Agency

NCDMV Seeks Applications for New Huntersville License Plate Agency

Posted 12/8/2014 2:14:37 PM

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is seeking applicants to operate a new license plate agency in Huntersville. The new agency will be operated in a state-owned location and leased to an independent contractor. The agency will be located at 12101 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road in a building that also houses offices for the Division’s vehicle services, driver license, License and Theft Bureau, along with the State Highway Patrol. 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 Thursday, January 8, 2015. LPAs offer vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations. Currently, 122 license plate agencies operate across North Carolina.
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11/3/2014: NCDMV Initiates Electronic Lien Titling

NCDMV Initiates Electronic Lien Titling

Posted 11/3/2014 3:16:19 PM

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has initiated its NC Electronic Lien Titling System, effective Saturday, Nov. 1. This process is designed to allow an electronic exchange of data in lieu of paper forms and titles as a means of communicating lien status between the Division and lienholders. This program is voluntary for all lienholders during the first 14 months after implementation. Pursuant to Senate Bill 407 and House Bill 1133, electronic lien titling will become mandatory on January 1, 2016, for all lienholders who conduct a minimum of five transactions annually. To register for this program, a lienholders must sign up with an approved service provider. For a list of approved providers, please contact eDS- NC ELT Helpdesk at elthelpdesk@edealersvcs.com or 1-800-678-3875 x112.  The list can also be found at www.edealersvcs.com. 
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10/22/2014: NCDMV, NCSBOE Partner to Validate Voter Registration Applications in Advance of Election

NCDMV, NCSBOE Partner to Validate Voter Registration Applications in Advance of Election

Posted 10/22/2014 4:58:28 PM

RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is supporting the N.C. State Board of Elections in its efforts to confirm the validity of voter registration applications. NCDMV is using the U.S. Department of Homeland Security database to assist in this proactive process. "This is an example of the continued partnership between NCDMV and the State Board of Elections,” said NCDMV Commissioner Kelly Thomas. “Through this team approach, we will do all we can to help the Board of Elections ensure the security and accuracy of voter registration applications.” Through the research to date, NCDMV has found that 11 people with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) issuances were also registered to vote through NCDMV. Three of those people were registered in error and SBOE is working to remove them from voter registration rolls. The remaining eight people were registered to vote through NCDMV prior to March 2013 when DACA went into effect and were already registered voters when they received their DACA issuance. As of Oct.18, NCDMV had 15,250 total DACA records in its database. The State BOE has the responsibility to remove any ineligible individuals from voter rolls. NCDMV will continue to cross-check and verify the database to reinforce this data process moving forward. NCDMV information is provided to SBOE in an effort to ensure that only valid voters are allowed to cast ballots. SBOE currently receives an update of the NCDMV database weekly. “We appreciate the continued partnership with NCDMV and we will continue to working through this process as quickly as possible to ensure the integrity of the election for all North Carolina voters,” said Kim Strach, SBOE executive director.
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