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NC driver license offices closed Monday

Posted February 21, 2011

— All North Carolina driver license offices will be closed Monday for an update of the National Driver Registry, according to the state Division of Motor Vehicles.

Drivers requiring a new or renewed driver license, learner permit, commercial driver license, or ID card should plan visits to the driver license office at other times. Driver licenses may be renewed up to six months prior to the birthday renewal date.

Appointments for driver improvement clinics will not be accepted on Monday; however, hearings already scheduled to take place at driver license offices will be held.

During the closure, the state’s driver license examiners and other employees will report to work to undergo additional training required by computer upgrades and changes to federal requirements.

The closure will not affect license plate agencies that register and title vehicles, including the DMV-run agencies in Raleigh and Charlotte. Applications for duplicate licenses and ID cards, usually available by applying online, may continue to be submitted through the DMV website.

All offices are expected to reopen for business at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Questions about DMV services may be directed to 919-715-7000.


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  • Stand-In-The-Door Feb 21, 2011

    Why even have a driver's license office? Everything can be done through the internet and by mail. The last time I had my OL renewed, the examiner did not even look up to see who was getting the OL. The only person who actually saw me was the person taking my photo.

  • bngexpress Feb 21, 2011

    one step closer to keeping the criminal immigrant population from possessing a n.c. drivers licence , the new system will verify whom you are before you receive your licence , for most of us this will be no problem , but for the criminals immigrants using false identification , sorry no licence for you , no licence no work, see ya.

  • wayneboyd Feb 21, 2011

    Thank goodness I thought they were taking off to go to Wisconsin and protest.

  • ranquick Feb 21, 2011

    It is a Federal Holiday, not State Holiday

  • crsnyder777 Feb 21, 2011

    It is President's day. banks and federal government offices are closed and the mail doesn't run either. So why wouldn't the DMV be closed for the holiday anyway

  • usmilewme2 Feb 21, 2011

    Question, one who would not know that dmv would not be open today, duh, second how darn secure is it to mail me my valid id in the mail...shot i can't even get my light bill on time.....lol.....and as for protecting my id from theft...address,lin.#, age, look, darn sould secure to me...lol

  • mrcrosbys Feb 21, 2011

    Gosh mrcrosbys, didn't you know that the new DMV requirements were set up to make certain that everyone had a valid ID, and legal status in the state? That's why you can't just go into the dmv and get a license anymore. They send them to you once they have verified your information. Seems like the right-wingers are never happy, even when the law is doing exactly what you asked it to do. I wish a few "law abiding citizens" would read every once in a while, instead of jumping to ignorant conclusions. I for one do not know of any job taken away from an able bodied US citizen by an illegal.
    Bon Viveur

    I agree, and wish you would read more. the reason they mail licenses now is that 3 of the machines used to make them were stolen from the state

  • havealife Feb 21, 2011

    Bon Viveur: I don't know where in the article it was written about jobs and illegals;however, I applied for a job and was turned down because I didn't speak spanish. Born a US citizen, I felt I had the qualifications, but not to get a job,you must learn another language. That is all good, but where does that leave me but in the false statistical data bank that I don't want to work. Hmm??? I want and am able, but the concensus us that I am lazy because I don't speak spanish.Legal or illegal, they get more privileges than I do. No harm, just noting facts.

  • WHEEL Feb 21, 2011

    How complicated can it be to take your picture and collect $25?

  • kmengineer08 Feb 21, 2011

    @bon viveur Are you kidding? Wow last time I checked this change to the DMV (to mailed licenses) happened under democrat control so your right wing comment is bogus. And come on, illegals take tons of jobs away from citizens. Maybe your the one that needs to read some and get educated.