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News New registration renewal form provides more detail

Form will add vehicle property tax information in 2013

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is now mailing a larger, more detailed vehicle registration renewal form designed for easier reading and offering additional information about payment, inspections and plate recalls. The new form has also been designed so that vehicle property tax information can be added in compliance with a law scheduled to take effect in 2013.

The renewal notices provide information about passing vehicle inspections no more than 90 days before the license plate expires. They also notify vehicle owners when their license plate is slated for replacement because of age or wear. Exchanging old plates ensures proper visibility and is required by law.

The form will continue to arrive in its signature red, white and blue envelope that can be recycled for return to DMV. Paper costs for enlarging the size of the form, which has not changed for more than 20 years, will increase about $30,000 annually.

The new renewal forms will likely start arriving in the first vehicle owners’ mailboxes within the next month. All owners will eventually receive the new form when their annual vehicle registration renewal is due. Renewals are usually mailed about 60 days in advance.

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