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Mitchell County License Plate Agency to Close Next Wednesday

​ROCKY MOUNT –The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles’ license plate agency (LPA) in Mitchell County will close at 5 p.m. on Oct. 11 after the current operator’s contract ends.

The current agency, at 11889 N.C. Hwy. 226 S., in Spruce Pine, has been operated by Sabra Sullins since 1995.

NCDMV announced in June an application period for a new contractor in Mitchell County​, and plans to open a new location there under a new contractor as soon as possible.

In the meantime, three nearby license plate agencies offer service Monday through Friday:

Burnsville, 14 Town Square, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 828-682-2312
Newland, 301 Cranberry St., from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 828-733-6803
Marion, 60 E. Court St., from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 828-652-0179

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.

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


10/5/2023 11:19 AM