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NC driver license offices closed Monday

Posted February 21, 2011 5:52 a.m. EST

— 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.