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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
  • Canton License Plate Agency
    ​11 Peach Blossom St​.
    Canton, NC 28716​
    (828) 646-0091​​
  • Carrboro License Plate Agency at Carrboro Plaza
    104 N.C. 54
    Suite D
    Carrboro, NC 27510
    (919) 521-8600
  • Cary License Plate Agency
    1251 Buck Jones Road​
    Raleigh, NC 27606
    (919) 469-1444​
  • 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 Dr.
    Suite 8
    Durham, NC 27707
    (919) 286-4908 
  • Durham License Plate Agency
    5410 N.C. 55
    Suite AB
    Durham, NC 27713​​​
    (919) 544-3662​
  • Gastonia License Plate Agency at Eastridge Mall
    246 N. New Hope Road, 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 Road
    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​
  • Jacksonville License Plate Agency
    201 Wilmington Highway
    Jacksonville, NC 28540​
    (910) 347-1000
  • Mocksville License Plate Agency
    1047 Yadkinville Road
    Mocksville, NC 27028
    (336) 753-6677​
  • Morganton License Plate Agency
    603 S. College St.
    Morganton, NC 28655
    (828) 437-4505
  • North Raleigh License Plate Agency
    2533 Atlantic Ave.
    Suite 102
    Raleigh, NC 27604
    (919) 831-9996​
  • Plymouth License Plate Agency
    383 U.S. 64 W.
    Suite 2
    Plymouth, NC 27962
    (252) 793-2063
  • Shelby License Plate Agency
    118 N. Morgan St.
    Shelby, NC 28150
    (704) 487-4551
  • Smithfield License Plate Agency
    3175A U.S. 301 S.
    Smithfield, NC 27577 ​
    (919) 934-3187
  • Thomasville License Plate Agency
    1650 Liberty Dr.
    Thomasville, NC 27360
    (336) 472-7334
  • Whiteville License Plate Agency
    201 E. Main St.
    Whiteville, NC 28472
    (910) 642-7500
  • Wilmington License Plate Agency
    2390 Carolina Beach Road
    Suite​ 108
    Wilmington, NC 28401 
    (910) 763-6752​
  • Wilmington License Plate Agency
    13 S. Kerr Ave.
    Wilmington, NC 28403 ​​
    (910) 397-0277​
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​



6/2/2021 1:55 PM

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