ROCKY MOUNT –The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles’ license plate agency (LPA) in Granville County will close on Nov. 17 after the current operator’s contract ends.
The current agency, at 120 Roxboro Rd., in Oxford, has been operated by Penny Ellington since 2009.
In North Carolina, NCDMV oversees LPAs, but the agencies are managed by private businesses or local governments.
The division’s policy is to open applications to operate a license plate agency after the expiration or end of a contract, or when the need arises for a new or additional agency in a certain county. An open application period was held from Aug. 26 to Sept. 27.
An operator candidate for the Oxford LPA is still in the pre-qualification stage.
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 in North Carolina.
Three nearby license plate agencies offer service Monday through Friday:
• Henderson, 946-D W. Andrews Ave., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 252-438-3528
• Roxboro, 811 N. Madison Blvd., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 336-597-4809
• Louisburg, 808 S. Bickett Blvd., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 919-496-4655
In addition, services such as property tax payments and registration renewals can be completed online at www.MyNCDMV.gov