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DMV waives late penalties, enacts five-month extension for most renewals [Free read]

Vehicle registration deadlines have been extended until August for credentials that expired on or after March 1. (Port City Daily/File photo)

SOUTHEASTERN, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles has extended the deadline to renew more than two dozen credentials with the passing of Senate Bill 704 Monday.

Drivers with credentials that expire on or after March 1 will not be required to renew or pay fees until August 1.

The five-month extension was passed to prevent crowding in DMV offices across the state as concerns surrounding the contagious Covid-19 continue.

Customers who paid a $15 late fee in March or April will be reimbursed. Taxes tied to vehicle registration will also be delayed until August.

The extension applies to the following credentials:

  • Driver license.
  • Learner’s permit.
  • Limited learner’s permit.
  • Limited provisional license.
  • Full provisional license.
  • Commercial driver license.
  • Commercial learner’s permit.
  • Temporary driving certificate.
  • Special identification card.
  • Handicapped placard.
  • Vehicle registration.
  • Temporary vehicle registration.
  • Dealer license plate.
  • Transporter plate.
  • Loaner/Dealer “LD” plate.
  • Vehicle inspection authorization.
  • Inspection station license.
  • Inspection mechanic license.
  • Transportation network company permit.
  • Motor vehicle dealer license.
  • Sales representative license.
  • Manufacturer license.
  • Distributor license.
  • Wholesaler license.
  • Driver training school license.
  • Driver training school instructor license.
  • Professional house-moving license.

The DMV Medical Review Unit will review requests to extend Intrastate Medical Waivers on a case-by-case basis. For more information, visit the DMV’s website.


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