What is required to register a vehicle in North Carolina?

Requirements for Registration – New Residents
  1. Your North Carolina drivers license.
  2. Proof of car insurance.
  3. A notarized vehicle title.
  4. A Title Application form, completed by all owners of the vehicle.
  5. A Declaration of Eligible Risk, also completed by all owners of the vehicle.
  6. A license plate fee, plus any extra taxes.

Can you register a car online in NC?

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles uses an online service, called PayIt, for vehicle registration transactions, such as renewals, property tax payments on limited registration plates, duplicate registration card requests and personalized and specialty license plate orders.

How do I get license plates and registration in NC?

To get a new North Carolina license plate, a vehicle must be titled and registered with the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles and also pass a safety inspection, and if necessary, an emissions inspection. An individual must visit an NCDMV license plate agency when getting a license plate for the first time.

Do I need to get my car inspected before I get it registered in NC?

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A motor vehicle registered in North Carolina must pass an annual safety inspection before its registered owner can renew its vehicle registration. They can be conducted no more than 90 days before the license plate and registration expires.