Driver's Licenses

Transportation
3:07 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

DMV Eliminates Written Exam For Licensed Drivers

Governor Pat McCrory checks out a self-serve kiosk at a new DMV office in Huntersville. Starting May 1, the written exam is no longer required for licensed drivers.
Credit Courtesy of NCDOT

Governor Pat McCrory was in Huntersville on Thursday for the opening of a new DMV office. During his visit, he announced that the written test will no longer be required for out-of-state residents to get a North Carolina driver's license. Only first-time drivers and applicants with licenses that have been expired for more than two years will be required to take the written test.

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Taxes
4:21 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Vehicle Tax, Tag Fee Due At Same Time Beginning July 1

Starting July 1, driver's annual vehicle inspection, registration renewal and vehicle property tax will be due the same month each year.
Credit NCDOT

If you've been to any DMV office recently, you may have seen the “Tax and Tag Together” posters. Starting July 1, state residents will receive one bill for both their vehicle's property tax and tag fee.


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Local News
9:34 am
Mon April 1, 2013

McCrory Closes Latin Affairs Office

After more than a decade in operation, the state’s office for Latino Affairs has been closed by Governor Pat McCrory, upsetting advocates in the community.


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Politics
9:14 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Immigrants Line Up For DACA Licenses

Nineteen-year-old Pedro Caram, who has deferred status, crams for his driver's license test.

Monday was the first day immigrants who were granted deferred action status were eligible to receive their licenses in North Carolina. These are immigrants who were brought to the country as kids by their parents.

The design of the North Carolina driver licenses generated controversy last month when they were first unveiled because of the bold pink color that easily set them apart from other licenses. A new design was announced a few days ago.  

We spoke to a few immigrants standing in line today at the DMV office on North Tryon and Harris Boulevard to get their thoughts.


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