Motor vehicles must be registered and licensed within 30 days of purchase or of moving to North Carolina. Application for license plate requires certificate of title (from seller or from state of previous residence) and the company name and policy number of automobile liability insurance (company must be recognized in N.C.). Within 10 days after registration the vehicle must be inspected at an authorized service station.
Registered motor vehicles located in Chapel Hill are assessed an annual fee of $20.
Registration and Driver’s Licenses
N.C. Driver License Agency
NC 54 West (west side of Carrboro)
N.C. License Plate Agency
1704-B E. Franklin St.
(open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekdays except holidays. This office also provides North Carolina car titles and sells license plates.)