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Other Vehicle Types to Title & Register

​​​​A variety of other motor vehicles must be titled and registered with the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles. Some types of vehicles have additional title and registration requirements, as noted in the following table.

​Vehicle Type​Notes​Title & Registration Requirements
​Antique vehicle

  • ​Manufactured at least 30 years ago
  • Antique plates should be used for vehicles primarily used for exhibitions, club activities, parades and other public interest events​

​Custom-built vehicle
  • ​Completely reconstructed or assembled from new or used parts
  • Will be branded as "reconstructed" with a notation of "specially constructed" on the front of the title
  • Year of vehicle will be year of assembly.
​Replica vehicle
  • A replica manufactured from a kit and sold unassembled
  • Titled as the make and year of model intended to be replicated
  • "Specially constructed" will be noted on the front of the title.
  • Motorcycles are not titled as replicas
​Low-speed vehicle
  • Operated only on streets and highways where the posted speed limit is 35 mph or less
  • May cross a road or street at an intersection with a posted speed higher than 35 mph.
  • Must be equipped with headlamps, stop lamps, turn signal lamps, tail lamps, reflex reflectors, parking brakes, rearview mirrors, windshields, windshield wipers, speedometer, seat belts and a vehicle identification number 
​Mobile home
  • Should be titled and registered in a similar manner as a car
  • Additional requirements apply if registering from a Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin or title
  • More details
Has two or three wheels with an engine capacity of 50 cubic centimeters or less, no external shifting device or the ability to exceed 30 mph on a level surface
  • Title is not required for registration
  • North Carolina identification card or driver license is required for registration but not for use
  • Additional requirements for registration
  • More details
​Trailer or semi-trailer
  • Should be titled and registered in a similar manner as a car
  • Individuals moving to North Carolina coming from a state that does not title and register trailers should contact NCDMV
​​Boats, jet skis, etc.

9/10/2020 2:33 PM

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