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North Carolina

    The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles oversees the distribution and issuance of personalized and customized vanity license plates. North Carolina allows you to determine if your specific lettering on the license plate is available online. Personalized license plates in North Carolina can be ordered online and take up to 4 to 8 weeks for processing and delivery. License plates can only be ordered by a registered owner and the plate you order must be registered to an North Carolina vehicle at the time of issuance.
  • Fee: The fee for a personalized license plate in North Carolina is $30 in addition to the regular renewal fee.
  • Number of Characters: In North Carolina, they allow a maximum of 8 characters on your Personalized Plate (7 for motorcycles). You can use any combination of Letters A to Z, Spaces, Numbers 0 to 9 and Special Characters.
  • Limitations: Personalized vanity license plates in North Carolina are subject to approval by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles. The website also states that the following are not allowed:
    • Deemed offensive to good taste and decency.
    • Over the space limit allowed for each plate style.
    • Duplicates of another plate issued to a registered North Carolina vehicle.
NC Division of Motor Vehicles
3155 Mail Service Center
Raleigh North Carolina 27699

    This Site is not owned or operated by, nor affiliated with any governmental organization. This Site contains general information with respect to personalized license plates at the department of motor vehicles in various states. It is for informational and educational purposes only. You should check with the specific state that your motor vehicle is registered in before ordering