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Title & Registration Fees

Title & Registration Fees​Description​Fee
​Certificate of Title
​Plate transfer​$20
​​Vehicle tax​​NC collects a highway-use tax on vehicles instead of a state sales tax. The tax is assessed each time a title is transferred. ​3% highway-use tax
​Mobile home tax
  • ​Mobile homes sold by a dealer are not subject to the highway-use tax.
  • Doublewide Mobile Homes require a sales tax on each section.
  • If the mobile home is purchased from an individual or someone other than a dealer, no tax is due.
​2% sales tax ($300 maximum)
​Duplicate title with reassignment​$72
​Corrected or substitute Certificate of Title​$20
​Duplicate Certificate of Title​$20
​Duplicate Certificate of Title & Removal of Lien(s) or Duplicate Certificate of Title with Correction​$20
​Commercial plates​Duplicate Certificate of Title​$20
​IRP plates​Duplicate Certificate of Title and Removal of Lien(s) or Duplicate Certificate of Title with Correction​$20
Instant title ​$98
​Late penalty fee​Owner is subjected if a buyer or recipient fails to submit a request for title transfer within 28 days from the date of delivery or notary date (whichever is later)​$20

License Plate Fees

Registration fees vary depending on the type of vehicle being plated.

​Vehicle Type​Fee
​Private passenger vehicle​$36
Private truck under 4,000 pounds​$36
​Private truck under 5,000 pounds​$56.50
​Private truck under 6,000 pounds​$67
​Trailer or semi-trailer​$25
​House trailer and/or camping trailer​$14
​U-Drive-It car​$66
​Private bus (16 passengers or more)​$40
​Permanent and state-owned vehicle​$6

 Other Fees

License plate transfer​​$20
​Replacement plate​$20
​Personalized plate​$30*
​Disability placards​$5 each
​Electric vehicles​$130 in addition to vehicle registration fee*

*Other fees may apply.

Regional Fees & Taxes

In addition to registration fees, Durham, Orange, Randolph and Wake counties – also charge taxes and regional registration taxes on:

  • Private passenger vehicles
  • Private motorcycles
  • U-Drive It passenger vehicles
  • Limousine vehicles
  • Common carriers
  • Contract carriers
  • Exempt for-hire passenger carrier vehicles
  • Property-hauling (farm) vehicles
  • Manufacturer and motor vehicle dealers
​County​Regional Transportation Tax​County Registration Tax

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8/21/2018 5:03 PM

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