Town Holiday Jan. 20. Most municipal offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Chapel Hill Public Library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Chapel Hill Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule. Residential trash will not be collected (make-up day Wednesday, Jan. 22). Read More


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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

Carrboro Plaza
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.)

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