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Instant Titles

​​​​​​Title applications require 10-15 business days for processing, but the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles offers an expedited titling service – referred to as an instant title – in which titles are processed and issued the same day or next business day.

​​​The i​nstant titles are issued over the counter from the following NCDMV offices.

  • Asheboro License Plate Agency
    338 S. Fayetteville St.
    Asheboro, NC 27203
    (336) 629-9623
  • ​​​Asheville License Plate Agency at Hendersonville Road​
    780 Hendersonville Road, Suite 8 
    Asheville, NC 28803 ​
    (828) 277-7767
  • ​​Asheville License Plate Agency at Ingles Plaza 
    153 Smokey Park Highway, Suite 160-A
    Asheville, NC 28806 ​
    (828) 252-8526
  • Carrboro License Plate Agency at Carrboro Plaza
    104 N.C. Highway 54, Suite D
    Carrboro, NC 27510
    (919) 521-8600
  • Charlotte License Plate Agency at The Shops at Westerly Station
    3250-G Wilkinson Blvd.
    Charlotte, NC 28208
    (980) 237-9658 ​
  • Charlotte License Plate Agency at The South Oak Shopping Center
    809 E. Arrowood Road, Suite 800
    Charlotte, NC 28217 ​
    (704) 525-3832 
  • Charlotte License Plate Agency at The Independence Shopping Center
    5622 E.​ Independence Blvd., Suite 124
    Charlotte, NC 28212 ​
    (704) 535-2525 
  • ​Durham License Plate Agency 
    4215 University Drive, Suite 8, 
    Durham, NC 27707
    (919) 286-4908 
  • Gastonia License Plate Agency at Eastridge Mall
    246 N. New Hope Rd., Suite 239
    Gastonia, NC 28054
    (704) 864-4856
  • ​Greensboro License Plate Agency at Guilford Shoppes Station
    5533 W. Market St.
    Greensboro, NC 27409
    (336) 856-1510
  • Greenville License Plate Agency
    2462 Stantonsburg Rd.
    Greenville, NC 27834
    (252) 756-5099
  • High Point License Plate Agency​
    1701 Westchester Drive, Suite 220
    High Point, NC 27262 ​
    (336) 889-8247 
  • Huntersville License Plate Agency 
    12101 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road
    Huntersville, NC 28078
    (704) 875-2991​
  • Indian Trail License Plate Agency at Indian Trail Village
    14015-J E. Independence Blvd.
    ​Indian Trail, NC 28079 ​
    (704) 234-8704​
  • Raleigh State License Plate Agency
    1100 New Bern Ave.
    Raleigh, NC 27697
    (919) 715-7000​
  • Shelby License Plate Agency
    118 N. Morgan St.
    Shelby, NC 28150
    (704) 487-4551
  • Whiteville License Plate Agency
    201 E. Main St.
    Whiteville, NC 28472
    (910) 642-7500

​Instant titles can be ordered at other NCDMV office locations, but required paperwork is delivered via courier to a state office. Titles are mailed the next business day. 

Restrictions

NCDMV does not issue instant titles for applications that require a 15-day waiting period. These include:

Instant titles are also not issued for the following: 

  • Antique vehicles 
  • Court orders
  • Duplicate titles
  • Emergency (ELT) lien releases
  • Government 97 titles 
  • Green slips (L&T titles)  ​
  • Indemnity bonds 
  • Salvage (Blue) titles​



11/6/2020 12:58 PM

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