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Applications due by Oct. 20

(Editor’s Note: The previous version of this news release contained an incorrect contact phone number for the listed nearby agency in Wilmington. The correct number is 910-763-6752.)

RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is seeking applicants for a commissioned contractor to operate a license plate agency (LPA) in Wilmington.

In North Carolina, NCDMV oversees LPAs, but the agencies are managed by private businesses or local governments. The previous agency, at 13 S. Kerr Ave., at the Market Plaza Shopping Center in Wilmington, permanently closed on Sept. 22 after the current operator’s contract ended. The agency had been operated by Charles Garrett since 2003.

The division’s policy is to open applications to operate a license plate agency after the expiration or end of a contract, or when the need arises for a new or additional agency in a certain county.

Completed applications must be returned to NCDMV no later than Oct. 20. The applications (Form MVR-93I, Form MVR-93B, or Form MVR-93AA) can be found on the Connect NCDOT website. Interested applicants may call 919-615-8521 with questions.

LPAs offer vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations. Currently, 127 license plate agencies operate in North Carolina.

Two nearby license plate agencies offer service Monday through Friday:

  • Wilmington, 2390 Carolina Beach Rd., Suite 108., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 910-763-6752
  • Bolivia, 30 Government Dr. N.E., from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 910-253-2712

People are reminded that many vehicle services can be completed online, including property tax payments and registration renewals. To get started, please visit www.MyNCDMV.gov.

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