ROCKY MOUNT –The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles’ license plate agency (LPA) in Robeson County will close on Dec. 13 after the current operator’s contract ends.
The current agency, at 3467 Lackey St., in Lumberton, has been operated by Aaron Thomas since 2012.
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.
Completed applications must be returned to NCDMV no later than Jan. 13. The applications (Form MVR-93 or Form MVR-93AA) can be found on the Connect NCDOT website
. Interested applicants may call 919-615-8105 with questions.
Once a new operator is selected, the new staff will need to be trained by NCDMV before the LPA can reopen.
LPAs offer vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations. Currently, 126 license plate agencies operate in North Carolina.
Three nearby license plate agencies offer service Monday through Friday:
• Laurinburg, 508 E. Church St., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 910-361-4177
• Elizabethtown, 307 E. Broad St., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 910-862-3527
• Hope Mills, 3333 N. Main St., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 910-491-1594
In addition, services such as property tax payments and registration renewals can be completed online at www.MyNCDMV.gov