So you need to title and register your vehicle in North Carolina?


What You’ll Need

  • Completed Title Application (Form MVR-1)
  • Completed Damage Disclosure Statement (Form MVR-181)
  • Completed Odometer Disclosure Statement (Form MVR-180) (required for vehicles less than 10 years old)
  • Valid North Carolina driver’s license OR out-of-state license and North Carolina Temporary Driving Certificate
  • Proof of vehicle ownership
    • Notarized vehicle title OR
    • Current registration & odometer reading (if title held by lienholder)
  • Proof of vehicle insurance
  • Bill of sale (if applicable)
  • Payment for applicable fees
    • $52 for Certificate of Title ($98 for expedited title)
    • $36 for license plate fee OR $20 for license plate transfer
    • 3% Highway Use Tax (assessed based on value of vehicle)
    • Regional transporation taxes (vary by county)


What You’ll Do

  • Step 1: Visit your nearest DMV office (optional: make an appointment!)
    • Submit the required documents & ID
    • Submit payment
    • Receive a temporary vehicle title and registration and North Carolina license plates
  • Step 2: Receive your North Carolina vehicle title and registration via U.S. mail