To title and register a vehicle, military personnel must meet registration requirements and pay appropriate fees.
To renew a vehicle’s registration, military personnel stationed outside of North Carolina should call (877) 421-0020 for options pertaining to their North Carolina inspection.
Members of the military with vehicles obtained overseas should call (919) 861-3500 if they are returning to North Carolina with a:
Vehicles purchased overseas are not exempt from taxes. A Bill-of-Sale and inspection completed in North Carolina are required before registering a vehicle and obtaining a North Carolina license plate.
When registering a vehicle purchased overseas, one of the following taxes apply:
3 percent of purchase price for vehicles purchased from a dealer or online
3 percent of the purchase price not to exceed $250 for a vehicle purchased by military personnel with military registration
3 percent of Bill-of-Sale for vehicles purchased overseas without a registration.
Military personnel (residents and non-residents) registering a vehicle in North Carolina are not exempt from the highway-use tax.