News Releases

5/17/2017: Rocky Mount License Plate Agency Shifting to New Location

Rocky Mount License Plate Agency Shifting to New Location

Posted 5/17/2017 8:59:59 AM

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. – The Rocky Mount License Plate Agency office located in the Cross Roads Plaza Shopping Center, will be closed on May 19 while it moves to a new location.  The office will re-open on Monday, May 22 at 1850 Stone Rose Drive, a few doors away from the old location in the same shopping center.The Rocky Mount office hours will continue to be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Customers may call the office at (252) 443-7900 to confirm appointments and operating hours. DMV now offers license plate registration renewals and many other services online. Customers are encouraged to check the official DMV website at www.ncdot.gov/dmv and click “Online Services” to see if their registration needs can be met online.   ***NCDOT***  
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5/12/2017: Thirteen New Driver License Examiners Added to DMV Offices Statewide

Thirteen New Driver License Examiners Added to DMV Offices Statewide

Posted 5/12/2017 3:43:02 PM

RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will add thirteen new driver license examiner graduates to eleven driver license offices next week. Following graduation from DMV’s Basic Examiner Training School on Friday, May 12, the examiners will begin work at area offices on Monday, May 15. The examiners graduated following four weeks of intensive classroom study at the N.C. Justice Academy in Salemburg.  They will take applications for learner permits, driver licenses, REAL ID and basic identification cards using modernized systems that create counterfeit-proof documents that protect against identity theft.  They will also conduct road tests for new drivers. “These graduates are the latest to join a team of nearly 500 examiners dedicated to providing a vital service to citizens across the state,” said N.C. Department of Transportation Chief Deputy Secretary David Howard.  “They are now charged with making decisions to preserve highway safety and personal security.” The new examiners and their duty stations are: William Argenbright, South Wilmington; Brittnay Coleman, Anthony Millard, Garner; Jacquilyn Dorsey, Statesville; Adrian Gray, Greenville; Sandra Hooker, DMV Headquarters; Kathryn Jordan, Cary; Winnetra McNeill, West Raleigh; Damita Rhodie, East Charlotte; Mary Russell, William Watkins, Huntersville; Taryn Seaburn, Jacksonville; and Jonathan Whaley, New Bern.   ***NCDOT***  
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5/3/2017: Fiber Outage Shuts Down DMV Offices Across Central N.C.

Fiber Outage Shuts Down DMV Offices Across Central N.C.

Posted 5/3/2017 2:25:26 PM

RALEIGH – An internet network outage throughout western and central North Carolina has forced 19 driver license and license plate agency offices from the Charlotte metro area to the Triad to suspend services until repairs are completed.  DMV officials were advised by Time Warner Business Services that crews from Windstream Communications are working to repair a cut to a major fiber optic cable that occurred on Tuesday. Windstream estimates it could be early afternoon before service to the affected DMV offices is re-established.  The outage has also impacted several N.C. Department of Transportation local offices in the Division of Highways.  Many DMV services, such as license renewal, registration renewal and address changes, can be accessed online through the official DMV website at www.ncdot.gov/dmv. Click “Online Services” for more information. UPDATE (5/3/17; 1:50 p.m.): All DMV offices affected by the network outage are fully operational. ***NCDOT***
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4/21/2017: New License and Theft Inspectors Ready to Serve

New License and Theft Inspectors Ready to Serve

Posted 4/21/2017 2:35:13 PM

   RALEIGH – The NCDMV License and Theft Bureau held graduation ceremonies on Friday, April 21, for its 22nd Basic Inspector Class at the N.C. Justice Academy in Salemburg.  Eleven new inspectors will be assigned to various regions of the state and will join 195 other inspectors who primarily investigate vehicle theft, title fraud, driver license ID card fraud, and vehicle odometer fraud. “Governor Cooper and I want to express our pride in the dedication and responsibility demonstrated by each of these graduates today,” said DMV Acting Commissioner Eric Boyette.  “They are a great example of what law enforcement represents, and they are ready to serve the citizens of North Carolina.” The new inspectors are: Jon Alcala, Marcus Chapman, Christopher Crawford, Nicholas Harrison, Robert Miller, Nathan Shoaf, Michael Vick, Neal Ward, Jessica Wesson, Mathew Wingo and Aaron Zaval. The inspectors enforce the rules and regulations governing vehicle dealers, vehicle safety and emissions inspection stations, vehicle towing and storage facilities, and vehicle repair businesses.  The License and Theft Bureau was created in 1921 by the N.C. General Assembly.  It is the oldest state law enforcement agency in North Carolina.    ***NCDOT***
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4/7/2017: Morehead City Driver License Office Delays Re-Opening to April 10

Morehead City Driver License Office Delays Re-Opening to April 10

Posted 4/7/2017 3:47:14 PM

RALEIGH – Renovations to the Morehead City Driver License Office are nearing completion, and the office will debut its new design following a decision to delay its re-opening to Monday, April 10, at 8 a.m.  Since the work began in the fall of 2016, customers have been serviced by a DMV mobile unit outside the facility.  The office will be closed on Friday, April 7.  Improvements to the Morehead City office, located at 5347 U.S. Hwy. 70 W., include the installation of refurbished cubicles, carpeting, and a new seating area to increase customer comfort. The office also features new informational posters and an additional driver license tester.  DMV is upgrading offices statewide. So far, 50 of the 113 driver license offices have been renovated.  DMV now offers driver license renewals and many other services online. Customers are encouraged to check the official DMV website at www.ncdot.gov/dmv and click “Online Services” to see if their driver license needs can be met online.   ***NCDOT***
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