How do I register my car in North Carolina?

I'm moving to North Carolina at the end of September, and I want to bring my old truck from college along. However, I’ve never had to register a car in a new state, and I’m not really sure where to start. How do I go about registering my vehicle in North Carolina?

Answer
Congrats on the move! If you are moving to North Carolina permanently, you will need to get a North Carolina driver’s license and a North Carolina title on your car in order to register the vehicle with the state.
Once you establish permanent residence, you have a 60-day window to get your license and title. After establishing residence and acquired a state ID, you must bring the following information to register your vehicle at the DMV:
After they take down your information, you will need to pay a license plate fee plus any additional taxes. After that, you should be set!
Remember that if you’re moving to a new state, you will likely need to review and update your insurance policy. If you want to do this easily, check out the Jerry app—we’ll get you customized quotes from top insurers in seconds, so all you need to do is pick the plan that works best for you. And once you pick one, we’ll even help you switch!
Congrats again on the move, and enjoy your new place!
Carlos Kirby
Answered on Nov 12, 2021
Carlos has a BA in Media Production and Marketing from Loyola University of Chicago, as well as almost 5 years of content editing and writing experience. He has operated his own freelance creative studio over the past 5 years and aspires to be a Creative Director for an Creative Agency. He is currently located in Chicago, IL and enjoys creating digital art and taking bike rides along the lakefront during his free time!
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