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
Carrboro License Plate Agency at Carrboro Plaza
104 N.C. Highway 54, Suite D
Carrboro, NC 27510
- Charlotte State Specialty Office
6016 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
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
- 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: