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Some Expiration Dates Extended

Extended expiration dates for most NCDMV credentials, including vehicle registrations and Class C driver licenses, expired July 31, 2020. However, Gov. Cooper has extended expiration dates for five other DMV credentials until 30 days after the emergency order for COVID-19 is lifted. Read mor​e here​
Driver License Renewal

​The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicle mails drivers a reminder card about 60 days before their license expires several options for renewing or ordering a replacement driver license or ID card.

Drivers can renew their license up to six months before it expires at any NCDMV driver license office, and in many cases, online. Licenses can be renewed online up to two years after the expiration date, otherwise renewals must be done in-person at an NCDMV office.

Renewing a State ID

Individuals can renew their state ID card up to six months before it expires at any NCDMV driver license office. Online renewal is not available for ID cards.

Replacing a Driver License or ID

Drivers can get a replacement license or ID – as long has it has not expired, been suspended or canceled – online or at any NCDMV driver license office.

State-to-State Verification

Renewing or replacing a North Carolina driver license or ID card will cancel any licenses or ID cards from other states through the State-to-State Verification program​.​​​

Appointments Required 


Appointments are required for ALL services that need to be completed in a driver license office. Learn more about making an appointment online​​



12/31/2020 11:23 AM

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