NC FEE INCREASE

NCDMV Fees Increase July 1, Per State Law

​RALEIGH – A number of N.C. Division of Motor Vehicle fees will increase, effective July 1.

As mandated by state law, the DMV is required to adjust fees and rates every four years, based on the percentage change in the annual Consumer Price Index during the past four years. The increase will be 7.86 percent for about 90 license and registration-related fees.

Examples of the changes includes a 50 cent per year increase for a regular driver license. Currently, the fee is $5 for each year of the license, which is issued for five or eight years. So a five-year license will go up $2.50 and an eight-year license by $4. The issuance of a learner’s permit and a provisional license will increase by $1.50 overall, with a duplicate license increasing by $1.

Fees are also going up slightly for commercial driver licenses, copies of driving records, and several other license related processes.
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For regular private passenger vehicle registrations, the annual fee will go from $36 to $38.75. Registrations for commercial vehicles, motorcycles, for hire vehicles, house trailers, low-speed vehicle and electric vehicle fees among others that will also increase.

The complete list of fee changes can be found here​.

Kat Messenger
Carolina Dealer Training

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NC DMV Dealer Unit

Starting Monday, June 1st, the office hours for the NC DMV Dealer Unit will be 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday – Friday, until Friday, June 26th. The unit will be unable to conduct any business outside of those hours.

Kat Messenger
Carolina Dealer Training

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NC DMV

The NC DMV office in Raleigh is closed, I will update you when I hear that it is re-opening.

Kat Messenger
Carolina Dealer Training

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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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