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Murphy License Plate Agency Closes

RALEIGH –The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles today closed the Murphy License Plate Agency in Cherokee ​County for contract violations and possible vi​olations of state law. 

The agency, located at 1176 Andrews Road, was closed following an investigation by the NCDMV’s License and Theft Bureau and the DMV Program Accountability unit.  Investigators determined the activity warranted closure of the office and cancellation of its contract.

The Division will work to re-open a license plate agency in Cherokee County as quickly as possible.  It had been in operation at the location in Murphy since 2000. 

NCDMV representatives will perform a final inventory audit of the agency, and remove equipment and supplies belonging to the state. Because the investigation is ongoing, and charges are pending, no additional details can be released at this time.

Services such as property tax payments and registration renewals can be completed online at​.

If a customer needs to visit an LPA during the temporary closure, the three closest offices offering service Monday through Friday are:

  • Hayesville, 1440 U.S. Hwy. 64 West, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 1:30-5:00 p.m., 828-389-8133
  • Robbinsville, 74 S. Main St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 2-5 p.m., 828-479-4896
  • Franklin, 353 Westgate Plaza, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 828-369-8165

LPAs offer vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license
plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations. Currently, 127 license
plate agencies operate across North Carolina.


5/14/2019 10:49 AM