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Proposed Rules

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Session Law 2011-398 (Senate Bill 781) created requirements for agencies in the rule-making process, per G.S. 150B-19.1(c), which states:

(c) Each agency subject to this Article shall post on its website when the agency submits the notice of text for publication in accordance with G.S. 150B-21.2 all of the following:

  1. The text of a proposed rule

  2. An explanation of the proposed rule and the reason for the proposed rule

  3. The federal certification required by subsection (g) of this section

  4. Instructions on how and where to submit oral or written comments on the proposed rule

  5. Any fiscal note that has been prepared for the proposed rule

The agency shall maintain the information in a searchable database and shall periodically update this online information to reflect changes in the proposed rule or the fiscal note prior to adoption.

To submit comments on proposed rules, or for questions about the N.C. Department of Transportation rule-making process, contact NCDOT's rule-making coordinator.


Any person who objects to the adoption of a permanent rule may submit written comments to the agency online or by sending them via mail to:

N.C. Department of Transportation
ATTN: Rule Making Coordinator
1501 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1501

Procedure for Subjecting a Proposed Rule to Legislative Review

If an objection is not resolved prior to the adoption of the rule, a person may also submit written objections to the Rules Review Commission. If the Commission receives written and signed objections, in accordance with G.S. 150B-21.3(b2), from 10 or more people clearly requesting review by the Legislature and the Rules Review Commission approves the rule, the rule will become effective as provided in G.S. 150B-21.3(b1).

The Rules Review Commission will receive written objections until 5 p.m. on the day following the day the Commission approves the rule. The Commission will receive those objections by mail, delivery service, hand delivery or fax. If you have any further questions concerning the submission of objections to the Commission, please call a Commission staff attorney at (919) 431-3000.

To receive notices regarding rules in Title 19A of the N.C. Administrative Code that are being adopted, amended, repealed or are open for public comment, request to be added to the Interested Parties mailing list.

NCDMV Proposed Permanent Rules​


​Public Comment
​Administration (19A NCAC 03A) ​
  • Section .0100 (General Administration)​

​Proposed rule
​Public comment period closed Sept. 15, 2021
General Administration (19A NCAC 03B)​
  • Section .0200 (Driver’s License Issuance)​
​Proposed rule
​​Public comment period closed Sept. 15, 2021
​Driver License (19A NCAC 03B)​ 

  • Section .0100 (General Information)
  • Section .0300 (Medical Evaluation)
  • Section .0400 (Records)
  • Section .0700 (Commercial Drivers’ License)
  • Section .0800 (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating GVWR)​
​Proposed rules/repeal

Public comment period closed May 18, 2021

​Vehicle Registration (19A NCAC 03C)​ 

  • Section .0100 (General Information), .0200 (Registration) 
  • Section .0400 (Motor Vehicles Operated For-Hire)
  • Section .0500 (Motor Vehicles Operated For Hire)

​​Proposed rules/repeal​
Public comment period closed March 16, 2021​

  • Section .0100 (General Information)
  • Section .0200 (Motor Vehicle Dealer, Sales, Distributor and Factory Representative License)
  • Section .0400 (Notice of Sale and Stored Vehicles)
  • Section .0500 (General Information Regarding Safety Inspection of Motor Vehicles)​
Proposed rules/amendments/repeal

Public comment period closed May 3, 2021​
​International Registration Plan (19A NCAC 03E) ​

  • Section .0400 (International Registration Plan)
​Proposed rules
Public comment period closed March 16, 2021
Collision Reports/General Services (19A NCAC 03F)​

  • Section .0200 (Statistical Data Assembled and Published)
  • Section .0600 (Safety and Financial Responsibility)
​Proposed rules
​Public comment period closed March 16, 2021
​School Bus and Traffic Safety (19A NCAC 03G)​

  • Section .0200 (School Bus Driver Training and Certification)
  • Section .0300 (Restricted Instruction Permit)
​Proposed rules/repeal
​Public comment period closed March 16, 2021

  • Section .0300 (School Location: Physical Facilities: and Courses of Instructions)
  • Section .0400 (Motor Vehicles Used in Instruction)
  • Section .0500 (Requirements)
​Proposed rules
Public comment period closed March 16, 2021
​Rules and Regulations Governing the Licensing of Commercial Truck Driver Training Schools and Instructors (19A NCAC 03J)​

  • Section .0200 (Requirements and Applications for Commercial Truck Driver Training Schools)
  • Section .0300 (School Location: Physical Facilities: and Courses of Instruction)
  • Section .0400 (Motor Vehicles Used in Instruction)
  • Section .0600 (Contracts)
​Proposed rules
Public comment period closed March 16, 2021​

NCDOT Permanent Rules

Miscellaneous Operations (19A NCAC 02E, Section .0200 Outdoor Advertising)  ​​

​DescriptionPublic Comment​​
​Miscellaneous Operations (19A NCAC 02E) 

Feb. 23, 2021 Update - Rules .0204, .0206 and .0225 were approved by the Rules Review Commission at their February 2021 meeting. There is a delayed effective date per receiving 10 letters of objection.​

  • ​Section .0200, Outdoor Advertising
​Proposed rules/repeal

Effective midnight March 5, 2020, the public comment period closed. ​

Public comments received​

9/16/2021 8:00 AM