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12/29/2017: Fees for DMV Hearings Begin; State-Mandated Charges Now Required

Fees for DMV Hearings Begin; State-Mandated Charges Now Required

Posted 12/29/2017 2:58:45 PM

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has started collecting the state-mandated fees for administrative hearings as of Jan. 1. This legislation affects 19 administrative hearing types that review the revocation or suspension of vehicle license plates and licenses for drivers, inspection stations, automotive dealers and mechanics. There are no fees for medical hearings. NCDMV will notify eligible customers by mail on how to request a hearing, applicable fees and deadlines for submitting a request. Most hearings will be scheduled when the request is submitted in writing and the fees are paid in full. A waiver of fees is available for applicants who meet certain household income criteria. For more information on the administrative hearings process and a list of fees, visit the DMV website at
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12/22/2017: Eighteen New Driver License Examiners Added to DMV Offices Statewide

Eighteen New Driver License Examiners Added to DMV Offices Statewide

Posted 12/22/2017 3:04:25 PM

RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will add 18 new driver license examiner graduates to 12 driver license offices next week. Following graduation from DMV’s Basic Examiner Training School on Friday, Dec. 22, the examiners will begin work at area offices on Thursday, Dec. 28. The examiners graduated following four weeks of intensive classroom study at the N.C. Justice Academy in Salemburg.  They will take applications for learner permits, driver licenses, REAL ID and basic identification cards using modernized systems that create counterfeit-proof documents that protect against identity theft.  They will also conduct road tests for new drivers. “These new examiners are embarking today on a role that comes with great responsibility and public trust,” said DMV Commissioner Torre J. Jessup.  “They are joining a team dedicated to providing a vital service to the citizens of our great state.” The new examiners and their duty stations are: Crystal Almaraz, Clyde; Rosalyn Aycock, Cynthia Falls, West Raleigh; Kennita Barnes, Syvilla Wrenn, North Raleigh; Crystal BelleAmie, Maria Morgan, Graham; Tara Brown, South Wilmington; Stephen Gibb, Goldsboro; Alan Greer, Tarboro; Debra Menius, Dina Sawyer, Matthew Simmons, Huntersville; Brenda Miles, Ramesh Oli, South Durham; Derrick Murray, Laurinburg; Phillip Smith, Ahoskie; Abraham Walker, Carrboro.  ***NCDOT***  
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11/8/2017: NCDMV License & Theft Inspector Receives Governor’s Award

NCDMV License & Theft Inspector Receives Governor’s Award

Posted 11/8/2017 2:23:18 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. – Inspector Dean Roscoe of the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles’ License and Theft Bureau was one of 20 recipients of the Governor’s Award for Excellence during ceremonies held at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh on Tuesday, Nov. 7.  The award is the highest commendation a state employee can receive. Inspector Roscoe was chosen to receive the award after saving the life of a child at the Goldsboro Driver License Office on Sept. 14, 2016.  Roscoe administered the Heimlich maneuver on the young child after a piece of candy became lodged in the child’s throat. “I join Governor Cooper in congratulating Inspector Roscoe on this well-deserved award,” said DMV Commissioner Torre J. Jessup.  “Because of Inspector Roscoe’s years of experience and training, his actions prevented a child from sustaining permanent injury or death.” Inspector Roscoe has been with the License and Theft Bureau since 2006 and is stationed at the Wayne Co. DMV office in Goldsboro.  Roscoe is also one the Bureau’s firearms instructors and field training officers.   ***NCDOT***  
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10/19/2017: NCDMV to Accept American Express Credit Cards Beginning Oct. 23

NCDMV to Accept American Express Credit Cards Beginning Oct. 23

Posted 10/19/2017 12:13:58 PM

 Offices now accept four credit cards RALEIGH – As part of the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles’ continuing efforts to assist its customers, DMV driver license offices and license plate agencies will begin accepting American Express credit cards on Monday, Oct. 23. NCDMV’s acceptance of credit cards has allowed customers to make payments and conduct online transactions. With the addition of American Express, DMV offices around the state will accept four credit cards. MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit cards have been accepted at license plate agencies since late 2013. NCDMV’s driver license offices began accepting credit cards in 2015. ***NCDOT***
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10/19/2017: Boone License Plate Agency Shifting to Different Location

Boone License Plate Agency Shifting to Different Location

Posted 10/19/2017 11:55:02 AM

 New office to open October 24 BOONE, N.C. – The Boone License Plate Agency office, located at 331 Queen St. behind the Watauga County Administration Building, will be closed Monday, Oct. 23, while it moves to a new location.  The office will re-open on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 274 Winklers Creek Road. The Boone office hours will continue to be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Customers may call the office at (828) 268-2315 to confirm appointments and operating hours. DMV now offers license plate registration renewals and many other services online. Customers are encouraged to check the official DMV website at and click “Online Services” to see if their registration needs can be met online. ***NCDOT***
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