Sunday, February 20, 2011

DMV offices will be closed Monday

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles reminds drivers that all driver license offices will be closed on President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 21, for an update of the National Driver Registry. The system update will affect driver licensing transactions around the country throughout the President’s Day weekend, but is expected to curtail business in North Carolina for just one day.

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 Feb. 21; 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. on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Questions about DMV services may be directed to (919) 715-7000.

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