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NCDMV Closes License Plate Agency in Jacksonville

ROCKY MOUNT – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles today closed the license plate agency, or LPA, in Jacksonville.

The current agency, at 201 Wilmington Hwy. (U.S. Hwy. 17), in Jacksonville, was closed following the discovery of several contract violations.  In North Carolina, NCDMV oversees LPAs, but the agencies are managed by private businesses or local governments.  The Jacksonville agency had been operated by Cecil Hargett, Jr. under the business name of Hartag, LLC, since 1993.

LPAs offer vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations. Currently, 123 license plate agencies operate in North Carolina.

Meanwhile, four nearby license plate agencies offer service Monday through Friday:

  • Wallace, 112 Medical Village Dr., Unit C, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Maysville, 404 Main St., from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Havelock, 319 W. Main St., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Morehead City, 3025-H Bridges St., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

In addition, services such as property tax payments and registration renewals can be completed online at


11/17/2023 12:01 PM