How to Get Car Titles in North Carolina


Gather the documents needed to title and register each of your vehicles. In North Carolina, you need to have the current title for each vehicle assigned to you, a North Carolina driver's license or documentation that shows you're living in North Carolina and an odometer statement for vehicles less than 10 years old.


Fill out a title application, also known as an MVR-1. You can obtain this application from the NC Division of Motor Vehicles.


Visit an NC Division of Motor Vehicles, or DMV, near you and bring all the necessary paperwork and documentation with you. You may be asked to fill out additional forms at the DMV.


Submit your paperwork, and pay the fee for a certificate of title. In North Carolina, this fee is $40. You'll need to fill out separate applications and pay a separate fee for each vehicle you're receiving a new title for.

Moving to a new state can be difficult if you don't plan ahead and if you don't know exactly what you need to do before moving day. One aspect of moving to a new state that people sometimes forget about is making sure you're able to drive. Most states allow 30 to 90 days to receive your new state driver's license and register your vehicles. North Carolina is one of the states that only allow 30 days. In addition to receiving your North Carolina state driver's license, you need to make sure you title and register all your vehicles in the state of North Carolina.