NCDMV to begin issuing single license plate sticker registrations
Posted May 26, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — After 39 years, the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is changing its process for issuing license plate stickers for vehicles getting their registration renewed.
Beginning Tuesday, drivers will receive a single gray registration renewal sticker that should be placed on the upper right-hand corner of license plates. The expiring month and year will be printed on the sticker above the license plate number.
North Carolina Department of Transportation officials said the change should result in significant cost savings for the state.
Currently, drivers receive a red numbered sticker to place in the upper left-hand corner of the plate and a sticker with the year and plate number for the upper right-hand corner. The dual-sticker method has been in use since 1976.
When drivers receive their new gray sticker, they should remove the red month sticker from their license plate.
There are no changes to the Limited Registration Plate (LRP) sticker design, however, the LRP expiration month and year will be printed under the plate number on those stickers.