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11/8/2017: NCDMV License & Theft Inspector Receives Governor’s Award

NCDMV License & Theft Inspector Receives Governor’s Award

Posted 11/8/2017 2:23:18 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. – Inspector Dean Roscoe of the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles’ License and Theft Bureau was one of 20 recipients of the Governor’s Award for Excellence during ceremonies held at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh on Tuesday, Nov. 7.  The award is the highest commendation a state employee can receive. Inspector Roscoe was chosen to receive the award after saving the life of a child at the Goldsboro Driver License Office on Sept. 14, 2016.  Roscoe administered the Heimlich maneuver on the young child after a piece of candy became lodged in the child’s throat. “I join Governor Cooper in congratulating Inspector Roscoe on this well-deserved award,” said DMV Commissioner Torre J. Jessup.  “Because of Inspector Roscoe’s years of experience and training, his actions prevented a child from sustaining permanent injury or death.” Inspector Roscoe has been with the License and Theft Bureau since 2006 and is stationed at the Wayne Co. DMV office in Goldsboro.  Roscoe is also one the Bureau’s firearms instructors and field training officers.   ***NCDOT***  
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10/19/2017: NCDMV to Accept American Express Credit Cards Beginning Oct. 23

NCDMV to Accept American Express Credit Cards Beginning Oct. 23

Posted 10/19/2017 12:13:58 PM

 Offices now accept four credit cards RALEIGH – As part of the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles’ continuing efforts to assist its customers, DMV driver license offices and license plate agencies will begin accepting American Express credit cards on Monday, Oct. 23. NCDMV’s acceptance of credit cards has allowed customers to make payments and conduct online transactions. With the addition of American Express, DMV offices around the state will accept four credit cards. MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit cards have been accepted at license plate agencies since late 2013. NCDMV’s driver license offices began accepting credit cards in 2015. ***NCDOT***
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10/19/2017: Boone License Plate Agency Shifting to Different Location

Boone License Plate Agency Shifting to Different Location

Posted 10/19/2017 11:55:02 AM

 New office to open October 24 BOONE, N.C. – The Boone License Plate Agency office, located at 331 Queen St. behind the Watauga County Administration Building, will be closed Monday, Oct. 23, while it moves to a new location.  The office will re-open on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 274 Winklers Creek Road. The Boone office hours will continue to be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Customers may call the office at (828) 268-2315 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 and click “Online Services” to see if their registration needs can be met online. ***NCDOT***
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10/11/2017: South Winston-Salem Driver License Office Opens to Customers on Saturday Mornings

South Winston-Salem Driver License Office Opens to Customers on Saturday Mornings

Posted 10/11/2017 12:51:21 PM

  Silas Creek Parkway Office Opens Saturdays Beginning Oct. 14   WINSTON-SALEM – To offer improved customer service and extended hours, the South Winston-Salem Driver License Office located at 2001 Silas Creek Parkway will begin Saturday morning service on Oct. 14. Open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. each Saturday, the office will offer driver license and ID card original, renewal and duplicate services. The South Winston-Salem office is joining 13 other driver license offices across the state that have added Saturday hours since March 2013. The office will offer regular road tests on Saturdays, with the exception of motorcycle and CDL skills testing.    Driver license renewals and duplicates are also available online at    ***NCDOT***
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10/10/2017: Driver License and ID Services Available at 2017 N.C. State Fair

Driver License and ID Services Available at 2017 N.C. State Fair

Posted 10/10/2017 3:01:41 PM

RALEIGH – In addition to taking in the many sights and sounds of the 150th North Carolina State Fair, attendees will be able to receive driver license services from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles. The DMV booth and Mobile RV will be located between the Dorton Arena and Jim Graham Building. From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, the DMV RV will offer license and identification card renewal services for fairgoers to obtain their N.C. REAL ID. It is a new, single form of identification that can be used to board commercial flights and enter military bases, federal facilities and nuclear power plants. The list of documentation requirements for REAL ID will be available at the N.C. State Fair and on the DMV website. Driver licenses and ID cards are issued every eight years through age 65 and are priced at $5 per year. Citizens over 65 are issued licenses and IDs for five years. REAL ID cards for children can also be ordered for $13. DMV staff will be available every day of the fair to answer questions about driver licenses, ID cards, vehicle registrations and titles, vehicle theft and identity fraud, as well as services that can be handled online without visiting a driver license office or license plate agency. In addition, duplicate driver licenses to replace lost or damaged credentials may be ordered at the fair for $13. Fairgoers will also be able to pick up handbooks for motorcycle and commercial truck driving, and state maps. For more information on REAL ID and the schedule of the DMV’s seven Mobile Offices, visit   ***NCDOT***  
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