At the time of your vehicle’s registration renewal, you may visit an NCDMV license plate agency
and request a standard license plate to replace the personalized plate. Please bring the personalized plate in with you for surrender. You will receive the standard license plate and pay the standard renewal fee.
If renewing by mail, please indicate on your registration card that you request a standard plate. Include a check for the registration renewal fee, minus the personalized plate fee. Your registration will be renewed and a new license plate will be mailed to you in about 10 days. When your new plate arrives, please destroy the old personalized license plate, or send it to the address below:
N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles
3148 Mail Service Center
Raleigh North Carolina 27697-3148Note
: You will not be able to request a standard plate if you renew your registration online.