U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-24-2007, 03:49 PM
 
447 posts, read 1,234,386 times
Reputation: 177
Default Regarding my car....what first, registration? license?

So I just arrive in Charlotte and I have a car....what should be done first regarding my car....do I get a new driver's license, change the car's registraton or change my car insurance? Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-24-2007, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
5,658 posts, read 17,378,892 times
Reputation: 3489
You need to notify your auto insurance company of your change in residence. Hopefully, they won't have to cancel your policy because they don't insure in the state of NC.

Newcomers Guide to the NC DMV
http://www.ncdot.org/dmv/moving/newnc/newComersGuide/download/newcomers.pdf (broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2007, 04:49 PM
 
673 posts, read 1,743,500 times
Reputation: 303
1) Get new car insurance (NC policy)
2) Get new car tags/registration (bring proof of insurance & proof of residence - i.e. utility bill with your address on it)
3) Get an emissions/safety inspection within 10 days of obtaining car tags (bring registration)
4) Get NC driver's license (bring unlaminated SS card & current driver's license)

This is assuming you moved here from out of state.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2007, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
192 posts, read 305,856 times
Reputation: 131
The order in which I'd do things:

1) new insurance policy
2) new DL
3) new registration
4) emissions inspection.


Also, per the NCDOT Website, "To apply for your vehicle title and registration you will need to obtain your North Carolina Driver's License."
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2007, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
4,732 posts, read 12,914,229 times
Reputation: 944
Checkbook for taxes and fees.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2007, 03:12 PM
 
Location: NJ for now
1,225 posts, read 1,986,893 times
Reputation: 687
Quote:
Originally Posted by DBGNCSU05 View Post
The order in which I'd do things:

1) new insurance policy
2) new DL
3) new registration
4) emissions inspection.


Also, per the NCDOT Website, "To apply for your vehicle title and registration you will need to obtain your North Carolina Driver's License."

Now do out of stater's have to take the written again? That is unreal if so.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2007, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
4,732 posts, read 12,914,229 times
Reputation: 944
Yes, you do have to take the written when moving to NC.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2007, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
5,658 posts, read 17,378,892 times
Reputation: 3489
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeandFamily View Post
Now do out of stater's have to take the written again? That is unreal if so.
Each state writes their own motor vehicle laws, rules and regulations.

I've lived in 4 states and was required to pass a written test each time to indicate I was aware of the specific laws of that state. In addition, NC license holders, like many other states, are required to be periodically re-examined due to changes made in the state's motor vehicle laws.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2007, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
4,300 posts, read 9,796,736 times
Reputation: 749
Quote:
Originally Posted by FLtoNC View Post
1) Get new car insurance (NC policy)
2) Get new car tags/registration (bring proof of insurance & proof of residence - i.e. utility bill with your address on it)
3) Get an emissions/safety inspection within 10 days of obtaining car tags (bring registration)
4) Get NC driver's license (bring unlaminated SS card & current driver's license)

This is assuming you moved here from out of state.
Exactly what I did except I still don't have my NC license yet, which is good because I'll be getting my SC license instead.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2007, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
2,110 posts, read 4,439,245 times
Reputation: 1074
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeandFamily View Post
Now do out of stater's have to take the written again? That is unreal if so.
This is the first time in many years and many states that I had to take the written test again. I was surprised too! DH wasn't worried one bit but I was a nervous wreck thinking there was no way I would pass on the first try. To my surprise, the test was quite easy and it mostly boiled down to common sense. I am happily a legitimate NC lincensed driver now.

A quick review of the book wouldn't hurt but you'll likely have no problem!

Good luck!

Sara
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:




Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top