Local News

Driver's license offices closed Saturday while getting State-to-State technology

Posted February 22, 2019 12:10 p.m. EST

— State driver’s license offices will be closed Saturday as the Division of Motor Vehicles adopts technology to check for duplicate licenses and IDs across states.

Additionally, online driver services will be unavailable from 7 a.m. Saturday to 3 p.m. Sunday.

North Carolina is joining 21 other states in a program to ensure people have a driver’s license in only one state at a time.

The DMV will use the State-to-State Verification Service to confirm individuals’ identities and driver histories from other states.

Once people who apply for a license or ID card receive one, any out-of-state issuances they have will be canceled.

DMV officials will check all existing North Carolina driver’s licenses and ID cards for duplicate IDs in the 21 other participating states.

State officials will work with other states to determine which issuance of an ID will be canceled.

Officials estimate that more than 210,000 North Carolina customers have a duplicate issuance in another state.