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N.C. DMV License and Theft Bureau Celebrates 100 Years

RALEIGH – Today, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles' License and Theft Bureau commemorated its 100 years of service to the citizens of North Carolina.

The celebration, held at the N.C. DMV Headquarters in Rocky Mount and livestreamed, invited current and former members along with family, friends and partners of the agency, to observe presentations recognizing the extensive history and accomplishments of the Bureau. Speakers honoring the agency members included Secretary of Transportation Eric Boyette, Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, Attorney General Josh Stein, State Bureau of Investigation Director Bob Schurmeier, Board of Transportation Chairman Mike Fox and more. Governor Roy Cooper also offered a surprise video acknowledgement to the Bureau.

During the event, a tribute was given honoring six members of the License and Theft Bureau who died in the line of duty. Memorabilia including an old uniform and a commemorative coin and badge were also on display.

Established on December 19, 1921, the License and Theft Bureau is dedicated to enforcing all state and federal laws which regulate motor vehicle operations, motor vehicle dealerships and safety and emission inspection stations. The Bureau also conducts criminal investigations involving auto theft, driver license and ID fraud, as well as other crimes related to the DMV.

Several other virtual presentations to showcase the history of the agency and celebrate its achievements over the last century were shared throughout the year. The 100th Anniversary webpage with visuals, letters of congratulations, a proclamation from the Governor and articles detailing the history of the agency can be found on


12/20/2021 12:32 PM