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Licenses & Fees

​​​​​​​​The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles issues regular, commercial and provisional licenses and permits – each of which can carry a variety of endorsements and/or restrictions that either grant or restrict driving privileges for an individual.

Learner permits are issued for new drivers 18 years old or older and graduated permits and licenses to individuals 15 to 17 years old.

The type of license an individual receives and the fee associated with it depends on the type of motor vehicle they will operate.

Fees can be paid through a variety of common payment methods.

Regular Licenses

State IDs

​​Commercial Driver Licenses

Permits & Provisional Licenses



A driver license may be limited or restricted for safety reasons. Restrictions include permitting a driver to operate a motor vehicle only:

  • While wearing corrective lenses
  • During daylight hours
  • At certain driving speeds

Driving outside the limits of restrictions is considered to be the same as driving without a driver license.

4/24/2024 3:23 PM

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