NCDMV oversees LPAs, but the agencies are managed by private businesses or local governments. The current agency, at 454 East. Main Street in Sylva, will close on Dec. 15, 2023. The agency has been operated by Barry and Debra Woods since 2021.
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 September 21st. The applications can be found on the DOT’s Website. Interested applicants may call 919-615-8521 with any questions.
License Plate Agencies 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.
People are reminded that many vehicle services can be completed online, including property tax payments and registration renewals.