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Operator Sought For Area License Plate Agency

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is seeking applicants to operate a license plate agency (LPA) in Lincolnton. According to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) In North Carolina, NCDMV oversees LPAs, but the agencies are managed by private businesses or local governments. The current agency, at 2683 East Main Street, will close on September 19, 2024, when the current contractor retires. Matthew Craig has operated this office since December 2020.

The division’s policy is to open applications to operate a license plate agency after the expiration or end of a contract, or when the need arises for a new or additional agency in a certain county. Completed applications must be returned to NCDMV no later than June 23. The applications (Form MVR-93I, Form MVR-93B, or Form MVR-93M) can be found on the Connect NCDOT website. Interested applicants may call 919-615-8521 with questions.

LPAs offer vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations. Currently, 124 license plate agencies operate in North Carolina.

NCDOT reminds the public that many vehicle services can be completed online, including property tax payments and registration renewals. To get started, visit