Vehicle must be registered within 30 days of arrival. Required documentation includes: Valid ID Card Proof of Insurance which meets or exceeds the North Carolina Standards (Policy required when out of state) Proof of updated registration If under age of 26, must have attended a defensive driver's course (a one-day safe-driving course) Valid Drivers License
North Carolina LICENSE: New residents have 30 days after establishing residence to obtain a North Carolina license. If listed in the non-resident category (i.e., members of the armed forces) the service member can elect to use the registration of their home of record. If service member's home of record is one state but they are using the tag from another state, the service member must elect to either obtain license tags from their home of record or from North Carolina when their tags expire.
To obtain North Carolina license tags: If making payments on car and no title is available, must take in registration card, all persons listed on registration must be present or possess their power of attorney and show liability insurance North Carolina recognizes, have odometer reading and lien holder's name and address.
The cost of registering a vehicle in NC is a maximum of $212 and a minimum of $102, depending on year and make of vehicle. If the vehicle is registered in the spouse's name only, then they are considered a new resident and must register the vehicle in North Carolina within the 30 days.
To register a vehicle in North Carolina, the cost is 3% of the bill of sale less trade in plus $25 for the license plates plus $35 for the title.
:: Visit NC DMV Online For State Information ::
NC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) (252) 715-7000
NC Highway Patrol, Hwy 70E, Morehead City, NC 28557 (252) 726-5766
NC Highway Patrol, 2106 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC 28560 (252) 514-4714
NC 24 Hour Emergency 1-800-441-6127
NC Vehicle License Plate Agencies:
Havelock: 319 West Main St (252) 447-3097
New Bern: 2503 Neuse Blvd (252) 637-4524/3013
Morehead City: Bridges Street (252) 726-7695
NC Drivers License Requirements:
Havelock: 820 Hwy 101 Parks and Recreation Building - (252) 444-6425
New Bern: NC Drivers License Office, 2106 Neuse Blvd. (252) 514-4734
Morehead City: Highway Patrol Station, Hwy 70 - (252) 726-5586