As a new resident of North Carolina, you will not be able to register your vehicle until you apply for and receive a North Carolina drivers license or North Carolina ID card. Click here for information about how to apply for a North Carolina driver's license.
You must present a valid NC Driver License or a North Carolina Identification Card to register a vehicle in North Carolina. If there are multiple owners to be recorded on a title and only one driver is delivering the paperwork, please bring the alternate owner's valid ID/Drivers License or a copy thereof.
To register a vehicle previously titled in another state in the same owners name:
To register a vehicle with an out-of-state title held by a recorded lienholder:
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