This page contains fee information related to the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles.

For a complete listing of fees & information about all acceptable forms of payment, please contact your local DMV office.

Title, Plate & Other Vehicle Fees

Vehicle Fees

Accepted payment for transactions at license plate agencies includes cash, money order, personal checks[?]
Some offices accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit and debit cards. Call ahead to confirm.

Title & Registration
Certificate of Title $52
Corrected or Substitute Certificate of Title $20
Duplicate Certificate of Title $20
Duplicate Certificate of Title & Removal of Lien(s) or Duplicate Certificate of Title with Correction $20
Duplicate or Additional Registration Card $20
Duplicate Title with Reassignment $72
Failure to Transfer Title Within 28 Days $20
Financial Responsibility Civil Penalty $50, $100, $150
Financial Responsibility Restoration Fee $50
Financial Responsibility Service Fee $50
Instant Title $98
Manufacturer or Dealer Certificate of Title $20
Recording of Supplemental Lien(s) or Recording Assignment of Lien & Application of Transfer of Lien $20
Removal of Lien(s) from Certificate of Title $20
Replace Registration Plate $20
Repossessor Certificate of Title $20
Salvage Title (Form MVR-40 - Raleigh Office Only) $20
Stock Car Replacement $25
Transfer of Registration $20
Safety & On-Board Diagnostic Inspections
On-Board Diagnostic Emissions Inspection [?] $30
Safety Inspection [?] $13.60
Notary Acknowledgements
One Signature (Contract Agent) $5
One Signature (DMV State Office) $2
Three or More Signatures (Contract Agent) $7
Three or More Signatures (DMV State Office) $4
Two Signatures (Contract Agent) $6
Two Signatures (DMV State Office) $3
License Plates
All Electric Vehicles are subject to a $130 fee in addition to their registration fees $130
Handicapped Placards $5 each
House Trailer and/or Camping Trailer $14
Moped registration fee (Additional fee for these counties: Durham $15, Orange $15, Randolph $1, Wake $5) $24
Motorcycle $24
Permanent & State Owned Plates $6
Personalized Plates $30
Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation Tax for Vehicles Registered in RANDOLPH County [?] $1
Plate Fee, Private Passenger Vehicles $36
Plate Fee, Private Truck Under 4,000 lbs $36
Plate Fee, Private Truck Under 5,000 lbs $56.50
Plate Fee, Private Truck Under 6,000 lbs $67
Plate Fee, Trailer or Semi-trailer $25
Private Bus (16 Passengers and More) $40
Regional Transportation Authority Registration Tax for Vehicles Registered in WAKE County [?] $5
Transfer of Plate $20
U-Drive-It Car $66
Vehicles Registered in DURHAM Regional Transit Authority Registration Tax $5 County Vehicle Registration Tax $10 [?] $15
Vehicles Registered in ORANGE Regional Transit Authority Registration Tax $5 County Vehicle Registration Tax $10 [?] $15
More Information
Commercial Plates [?] Call 919-715-7000
For Hire Plates [?] Call 919-861-3577
IRP Plates [?] Call 919-861-3720

Vehicle Fees, Contact & Delivery Information

Email Us:
Mail Us:
N. C. Division of Motor Vehicles
3148 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699

Safety & On-Board Diagnostic Inspections, Contact Information