FRANKLIN – The Franklin License Plate Agency (LPA) will temporarily close on March 30 after the current contractor announced her retirement.
The agency at 353 Westgate Plaza in the Westgate Plaza Shopping Center will reopen under new ownership on April 5.
The current contractor of the LPA, Frieda Teem, has operated the agency since 1987.
In North Carolina, NCDMV oversees LPAs, but the agencies are managed by private businesses or local governments.
Three nearby license plate agencies offer service Monday through Friday:
• Sylva, 454 E. Main St., from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 828-586-3886
• Murphy, 1176 Andrews Rd., from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 828-837-9922
• Brevard, 20 E. Morgan St., from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 828-883-3251
After reopening, the agency will continue to operate from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, except on state holidays, and will be contracted to Kyle and Phoebe Donohue, who also operate the LPA in Murphy.
LPAs offer vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license plate renewals, replacement tags, handicap placards and duplicate registrations. There are currently 131 license plate agencies operating across North Carolina.
Services such as property tax payments and registration renewals can also be completed online at www.MyNCDMV.gov