New law brings new plates by December 31
The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has introduced new permanent plates and a new process for their issuance. A new law passed by the General Assembly requires all currentlyissued permanent plates to be cancelled and re-issued under new eligibility rules by Dec. 31, 2012.
Vehicle owners, depending on their eligibility for permanent plates, must purchase either replacement permanent plates or standard “First in Flight” plates by the December deadline. New orange and black plates will replace the current silver and black permanent plates. Beginning Oct. 15, DMV will no longer issue silver and black plates. A one-time $6 fee is required for permanent plates; standard registration plates cost $28-$33.