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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.

How to Make a Payment​

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

Paying Fees Online

Fees can be paid online using MoneyGram or in person at any MoneyGram location. 

​If using the MoneyGram website, please follow the directions closely:​

  •  Go to the MoneyGram website.
  •  Enter 18857 where it asks for a “biller or inmate facility."
  •  When NC DMV Driver License Restoration (18857) shows click on the selection or
     hit enter on your keyboard.
  •  Click “Pay Bill"
  •  Enter the amount due and click “Pay this Biller"
  •  Select a payment option (debit/credit card) and then click “Next"
  •  You will be asked to create an account for MoneyGram
  •  Fill out the “Biller Information" section:
            o   Enter your phone area code and number
            o   Biller Account Number is your NC customer number​

Please note: Once the payment is received it will take up to 24 hours to process and your status will be “Inactive." Once your status is “Inactive" or “Eligible for Reinstatement," you will no longer have any holds in North Carolina and free to get a license in another state. Remember you are not ACTIVE until you receive a license in your current state.

​Pay in Person or By Mail​​​

​​F​ees c​​​an be paid in person at an NCDMV driver license office (appointment required) 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.​

Schedule an Office Appointment Online

Don’t want to stand in line? Appointments for in-office license and ID card services can be made online.​

10/9/2020 10:12 AM

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