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Driver License Restoration

A driver who has satisfied the requirements of a suspension or revocation must reapply for their license and pay the associated fees, required by law, outlined in the chart below.

FeeDescriptionAmount
Restoration fee

Required to restore driving privileges when the suspension term is complete.

(This fee is not required if the license was taken for medical or health reasons following a medical evaluation.)

$65
Service fee

Required unless the license was surrendered to the court or mailed to the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles before the effective date of the suspension or revocation.

$50
DWI reinstatement feeRequired when a DWI suspension term is complete.$130

Restoration and service fees are separate from the cost of getting a new, renewal or duplicate driver license.

Fees can be paid in person at an NCDMV driver license office or by check or money order made payable to:

N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles
Fiscal Unit
P.O. Box 29615
Raleigh, NC 27626-0615

Mailed payments should include driver license/ID number (if known), full name and date of birth.

7/10/2018 10:18 AM

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