NCDMV License and Registration Expiration Dates Extended 5 Months

​RALEIGH – To assist N.C. Division of Motor Vehicle customers and partners in dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a provision included in the COVID-19 bill signed into law today by Governor Cooper grants a five-month extension of the expiration date on more than two dozen DMV credentials.

The bill also allows the DMV to waive any penalties for a late registration renewal during the extension period. Customers who already paid a fee for a late renewal in March or April will be reimbursed.

The five-month extension applies to any credential that expires on or after March 1, and before August 1. The list includes:

• Driver license.
• Learner’s permit.
• Limited learner’s permit.
• Limited provisional license.
• Full provisional license.
• Commercial driver license.
• Commercial learner’s permit.
• Temporary driving certificate.
• Special identification card.
• Handicapped placard.
• Vehicle registration.
• Temporary vehicle registration.
• Dealer license plate.
• Transporter plate.
• Loaner/Dealer “LD” plate.
• Vehicle inspection authorization.
• Inspection station license.
• Inspection mechanic license.
• Transportation network company permit.
• Motor vehicle dealer license.
• Sales representative license.
• Manufacturer license.
• Distributor license.
• Wholesaler license.
• Driver training school license.
• Driver training school instructor license.
• Professional house-moving license.

The bill also extends the due dates for motor vehicle taxes that are tied to vehicle registration to correspond with the extended expiration dates. In addition, there is also an extension of the expiration of an Intrastate Medical Waiver for up to five months, if the DMV Medical Review Unit determines the extension is appropriate. And it confirms the validity of a driving eligibility certificate dated on or after Feb. 9, and before March 10, to meet the requirements for a license or permit until 30 days after the date the Governor rescinds the State of Emergency Executive Order or the date the DMV reopens all driver license offices, whichever is earlier.

Kat Messenger
Carolina Dealer Training

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* * North Carolina Notaries * *

The General Assembly approved the COVID-19 response bill over the weekend and Governor Cooper signed it today. The bill temporarily allows for emergency video notarizations, effective immediately.

Please view Secretary Marshall’s press release here: bit.ly/2zQj7Im.

We know you will have a lot of questions, so we have provided the requirements on a new emergency video notarization section on our website:
https://www.sosnc.gov/divisions/notary/Emergency_Video_Notarization.

On this page you’ll find the requirements, a sample journal template for you to use and a link to the actual legislation.

A journal will now be required for emergency video notarizations, so we have created a template for you with the required pieces of information. We have also created new emergency video notarial certificates with the statutory language that has to be included. We hope to have other resources for you soon.

Also signed into law was a provision giving notaries commissioned or recommissioned after March 9, 2020 and before August 1, 2020, a total of 90 days instead of 45 days to appear before a Register of Deeds to take the oath of office.

We appreciate everyone’s patience on making this important endeavor happen and as always you can email us your questions at notarynews.

Thank you for your continuing efforts to provide the best possible service to our citizens during this difficult time, and stay safe.

As always, if you are unsure of anything as we try and navigate through this together, please reach out to the Department at notary. We are always happy to help.

Kat Messenger
Carolina Dealer Training

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NC DMV is OPEN!

Good news, I got this e-mail today:

Today, April 27th, the DEALER UNIT located at DMV Headquarters, Raleigh, NC is OPEN and operating under normal business hours. Our top priorities for this week are those dealers who have licenses (Dealer / Salesman), temp. tags, etc with an expiration date of April 30, 2020.

Kat Messenger
Carolina Dealer Training

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NC DMV

I received the following information from NC DMV:
Today, April 23rd, the DEALER UNIT located at DMV Headquarters, Raleigh, NC continues to be closed until further notice. For those dealers who we miss with this notification and arrive expecting to process applications, renewals, etc, we will accept their paperwork and process once the unit returns to normal operating hours.

I believe the Inspectors are still working in the field, so contact your local Inspector if you have questions.+

Kat Messenger
Carolina Dealer Training

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5 April, 2020 12:35

This “Plan of Action” is directed towards Mecklenburg Co. dealers, but I think it is a good list of recommendations for any dealerships who choose to remain open.

Amendments to Stay at Home Order Regarding Car Sales

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4/2/2020

The following are amendments to the proposed Detailed Plan of Action, originally included in the March 31, 2020, correspondence from the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association and the Greater Charlotte Auto Dealers Association.

Detailed Plan of Action
1) Adherence to the following requirements specified in Executive Order 121 for those businesses classified and Essential Businesses and Operations:

  • Requires COVID-19 Essential Businesses and Operations, to the maximum extent possible, to direct employees to work from home or telework.
  • Requires COVID-19 Essential Businesses and Operations, to the extent practicable, to maintain the following Social Distancing Requirements:

    a. Maintaining at least six (6) feet distancing from other individuals;
    b. Washing hands using soap and water for at least twenty (20) seconds as frequently as possible and numerous times throughout the day or the use of hand sanitizer;
    c. Regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces; [Dealership will assign at least one employee whose responsibility is solely to regularly clean high-touch services throughout the dealership.]
    d. Facilitating online or remote access by customers if possible. [Completion of as much of the selling process online and through the mail as legally permissible.]

In addition to the Governor’s Executive Order 121, the following other practices will be implemented:

2) Motor vehicle sales conducted by appointment.
3) Posting online whether a facility is open and how best to reach the facility and continue services by phone or remotely.
4) Designate six-foot distances with signage, tape, or by other means, six-foot spacing for employees and customers to maintain appropriate distance and maintaining at least six-foot social distancing from other individuals.
5) No more than 10 people, including customers and employees, in the showroom at any one time.
6) All customer lounges closed.
7) Tables available outside the showroom for customers who wish to conduct transaction outside of showroom.
8) Hand sanitizer and sanitizing products readily available for employees and customers.
9) No test drives permitted unless expressly requested by the purchaser and only conducted in adherence to the following requirements:

10) To the extent legally possible, conduct off-site / home delivery of vehicles.
11) Adhere to CDC recommendations for maintaining a safe workplace, including the measures referenced above as well as:

  1. Identify customers and employees who have viral symptoms and prohibit them from entering the dealership.
  2. Require what the CDC calls “respiratory etiquette,” including covering coughs and sneezes
  3. Provide customers and employees with tissues and trash receptacles.
  4. Prohibit employees from using other employees’ phones, desks, offices, work tools and equipment.
  5. Prohibit hand shaking and other physical contact between individuals.
  6. Post handwashing signs around the dealership.

Kat Messenger
Carolina Dealer Training

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