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1/20/2015: NCDMV to Extend State License Plate Agency Hours in Wake and Mecklenburg Counties

NCDMV to Extend State License Plate Agency Hours in Wake and Mecklenburg Counties

Posted 1/20/2015 1:43:08 PM

RALEIGH — Beginning on Thursday, January 22, the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will expand its pilot program to extend office hours at two state-operated license plate agencies in Raleigh and Charlotte.   Office hours at both locations will increase by one hour, providing quality customer service from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday of each week. Each office will be open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.   This expansion will increase the number of state-operated license plate agencies with extended hours to three, as the Division began its pilot program with the opening of the Huntersville office in 2014. The Huntersville office is open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.   The following offices are participating in the pilot program: Charlotte        – 6016 Brookshire Boulevard, (704) 399-8306; TH-F 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.   Huntersville    – 12101 Mt. Holly – Huntersville Road; M-F 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Raleigh           – 1100 New Bern Avenue; TH-F 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.                                                                                      ***NCDOT***
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1/15/2015: NCDMV Seeks Applications for New License Plate Agency in Stokes County

NCDMV Seeks Applications for New License Plate Agency in Stokes County

Posted 1/15/2015 2:35:24 PM

Applications due by February 16, 2015 RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is seeking applicants to operate a new license plate agency in Stokes County. The new agency will be operated by an independent contractor. The policy of the Division is to open applications to operate a license plate agency whenever a contract expires or ends. 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, February 16, 2015. LPAs offer vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations. Currently, 121 license plate agencies operate across North Carolina.
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1/8/2015: NCDMV Seeks Applications for New Asheville License Plate Agency

NCDMV Seeks Applications for New Asheville License Plate Agency

Posted 1/8/2015 9:51:36 AM

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is seeking applicants to operate a new license plate agency in Asheville. The new agency will be operated by an independent contractor. The policy of the Division is to open applications to operate a license plate agency whenever a contract expires or ends. The current agency, located at 85 Tunnel Road, Suite 16B, will continue to operate during the application process. 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, February 9, 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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6/23/2014: Hendersonville Road License Plate Agency to Close June 27

Hendersonville Road License Plate Agency to Close June 27

Posted 6/23/2014 11:37:29 AM

DMV reviewing applications for new area agency   RALEIGH — After 20 years, David Sharpton is retiring and closing out his contract with the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles for the Hendersonville Road License Plate Agency in Asheville. The agency will close at the end of business Friday, June 27.   The Division is reviewing applications to determine the operator and location of a new area LPA. Routinely, it takes about four months to establish a new agency. Sharpton has held the contract for the agency since May 1994.    Until a new agency can be established, nearby vehicle registration services are available at the following locations: Asheville, 85 Tunnel Road, Suite 16B, (828) 252-8526 Hendersonville, 145 Four Seasons Mall, (828) 692-0648 Pisgah Forest, 69 New Hendersonville Hwy., Suite 8, (828) 883-3251 Marshall, 133 S. Main St., Suite 102, (828) 649-3528 Waynesville, 80 Waynesville Plaza, (828) 452-1577   LPAs offer vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations. Currently, about 120 license plate agencies operate across North Carolina.   ***NCDOT***
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