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License plate agency on Kerr Avenue closes

The license plate agency on Kerr Avenue will close September 22 as NCDMV opens applications for operators to run the operation. (Courtesy Google Earth)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles License Plate Agency in Market Plaza Shopping Center will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22.

The agency — which issues title transactions, vehicle registrations and more — has been run by Charles Garrett since 2003 at 13 S. Kerr Ave. Garrett’s contract has ended; in the state, private businesses or governments can own the locations which NCDMV oversees.

The policy is to open applications for commissioned operators upon a contract ending or if a new agency is brought to a county. There are 128 license plate agencies in North Carolina.

NCDMV has an Oct. 20 deadline for applicants, which can be found here with questions forwarded to 910-763-6752.

Other license plate agencies in the area will continue to operate Monday through Friday:

  • Wilmington, 2390 Carolina Beach Rd., Suite 108., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 910-763-7076
  • Bolivia, 30 Government Dr. N.E., from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 910-253-2712

As well, services can be accessed online:

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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