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.
Instant titles cost $98, in addition to all other fees, and are issued over the counter from the following NCDMV offices.
Charlotte State Specialty Office
6016 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
Raleigh State License Plate Agency
1100 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27697
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: