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.
- Types of Vehicles: The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles allows personalized license plates on Autos, Pickups, Vans, Trailers and Motorcycles.
- 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.
- Is My Plate Available?: Yes – you can look your preferred license plate up online! Visit the North Carolina Personalized Plate Website.
- How to Order: To order your personalized North Carolina personalized license plate, follow these steps:
- Visit the North Carolina Personalized Plate Website to see if your personalized message is available and then follow the instructions to order online OR
- Complete a Personalized North Carolina License Plate Application form. Submit your application and fees by mail to:
- Additional Information: For more information on obtaining a personalized vanity license plate in North Carolina, visit the North Carolina Personalized Plates website, go to any North Carolina DMV office or call (919) 715-7000.
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