ROCKY MOUNT –The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles’ license plate agency (LPA) in Lexington will close at 5 p.m. on Sept. 29 after the current operator’s contract ends. The current agency, at 27 Plaza Parkway at the Parkway Plaza Shopping Center, in Lexington, has been operated by Becky Klass since 2010.
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.
The application period for selecting a new commissioned contractor in Lexington is continuing through Oct. 18. The applications (Form MVR-93I, Form MVR-93B, or Form MVR-93AA) can be found on the Connect NCDOT website
. Interested applicants may call 919-615-8521 with questions.
Once a new contractor has been selected, training will begin for management and staff before the new agency opens.
LPAs offer vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations. Currently, 128 license plate agencies operate in North Carolina.
Three nearby license plate agencies offer service Monday through Friday:
• Thomasville, 1033 Randolph St., Suite 13, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 336-474-6755
• Mocksville, 1047 Yadkinville Rd., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 336-753-6677
• Salisbury, 130 E. Kerr St., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 704-633-5312
In addition, services such as property tax payments and registration renewals can be completed online at www.MyNCDMV.gov