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 instant titles are issued over the counter from the following NCDMV offices.
Asheboro License Plate Agency
338 S. Fayetteville St.
Asheboro, NC 27203
- Asheville License Plate Agency at Hendersonville Road
780 Hendersonville Road, Suite 8
Asheville, NC 28803
- Asheville License Plate Agency at Ingles Plaza
153 Smokey Park Highway, Suite 160-A
Asheville, NC 28806
Carrboro License Plate Agency at Carrboro Plaza
104 N.C. Highway 54, Suite D
Carrboro, NC 27510
- Charlotte License Plate Agency at The Shops at Westerly Station
3250-G Wilkinson Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28208
- Charlotte License Plate Agency at The South Oak Shopping Center
809 E. Arrowood Road, Suite 800
Charlotte, NC 28217
Charlotte License Plate Agency at The Independence Shopping Center
5622 E. Independence Blvd., Suite 124
Charlotte, NC 28212
- Durham License Plate Agency
4215 University Drive, Suite 8,
Durham, NC 27707
Gastonia License Plate Agency at Eastridge Mall
246 N. New Hope Rd., Suite 239
Gastonia, NC 28054
Greensboro License Plate Agency at Guilford Shoppes Station
5533 W. Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27409
Greenville License Plate Agency
2462 Stantonsburg Rd.
Greenville, NC 27834
High Point License Plate Agency
1701 Westchester Drive, Suite 220
High Point, NC 27262
Huntersville License Plate Agency
12101 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
Indian Trail License Plate Agency at Indian Trail Village
14015-J E. Independence Blvd.
Indian Trail, NC 28079
- Raleigh State License Plate Agency
1100 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27697
Shelby License Plate Agency
118 N. Morgan St.
Shelby, NC 28150
Whiteville License Plate Agency
201 E. Main St.
Whiteville, NC 28472
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.
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