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Contract Applications Sought to Operate Wilmington License Plate Agency as Office Closes on Friday


ROCKY MOUNT –The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is seeking applicants for a commissioned contractor to operate a license plate agency (LPA) in Wilmington.  

In North Carolina, NCDMV oversees LPAs, but the agencies are managed by private businesses or local governments. The current agency, at 13 S. Kerr Ave., at the Market Plaza Shopping Center in Wilmington, will permanently close at 5 p.m. on Sept. 22 after the current operator’s contract ends. The agency has been operated by Charles Garrett since 2003.

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 Oct. 20. 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. 

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.

Two nearby license plate agencies offer service Monday through Friday:

Wilmington, 2390 Carolina Beach Rd., Suite 108., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 910-763-6752
Bolivia, 30 Government Dr. N.E., from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 910-253-2712

People are reminded that many vehicle services can be completed online, including property tax payments and registration renewals. To get started, please visit​.


9/25/2023 7:45 AM