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Title & Registration Fees

​​​​​​​Title Fees ​

​Certificate of Title
Highway-use tax
​3% of vehicle value (not to exceed $250 for new residents moving to North Carolina)
​North Carolina collects a highway-use tax on vehicles instead of a state sales tax. The tax is assessed each time a title is transferred.
​​Duplicate title with reassignment
​Corrected or substitute Certificate of Title
​Duplicate Certificate of Title
​​Duplicate Certificate of Title & Removal of Lien(s) or Duplicate Certificate of Title with Correction​$20
​​Instant title
​$98 Expedited titling service
​Late penalty fee
​$20​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)

​​Registration Fees

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

​Private passenger vehicle
Private truck under 4,000 pounds
$56.50Private truck under 5,000 pounds
​$67 ​Private truck under 6,000 pounds
$25Trailer or semi-trailer
House trailer and/or camping trailer
​$24 Moped
​$24 ​Motorcycle
​$66 ​U-Drive-It car
​Private bus (16 passengers or more)
​$6Permanent and state-owned vehicle

Regional Fees & Taxes

​County​Regional Transportation Tax​County Registration Tax

Notary Fees

The following are maximum fees that may be charged:

Number of Signatures
State Offices*License Plate Agencies
One signature $2$5
​Two signatures $3$6
Three or more signatures $4$7

Assessments apply to each transaction. Collections by NCDMV employees are for taking acknowledgment of signatures on title and license application forms with a space for attestation before a notary public.​
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​ *State offices are the NCDMV Headquarters, 110 New Bern Ave., Raleigh and the West Charlotte Driver License Office, 6016 Brookshire Blvd., Charlotte.

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 Other Fees ​

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

*Other fees may apply.

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2/19/2020 11:33 AM

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