North Carolina Registration Information

The Tar Heel State

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New residents of North Carolina must register your motor vehicle within 30 days or when gainful employment is accepted, whichever occurs first.

There are four steps in the North Carolina vehicle registration process:

  • Obtain a North Carolina driver's license
  • Gather correct documentation
  • Satisfy North Carolina fee requirements for registration
  • Provide proof of insurance coverage with satisfactory minimum limits of liability