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Old 08-24-2008, 09:53 AM
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We just bought a second home in N.C. for vacations and summers.Can I get a N.C. drivers license but still keep my Connecticut one? I have relatives that live part time in FL and they have both a Fl license and CT.Just wondering...
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:09 AM
 
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No, they require you to surrender the old state's license when you get an NC one.

Why would you want two?
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:15 AM
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No, they require you to surrender the old state's license when you get an NC one.

Why would you want two?

I was thinking that we could register one of our cars in N.C if we had a license there.For example, the house is a fixer upper and our new neighbor told us we could use the local dump for free if we had a pass(that comes with registration)Just perks like that....
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:17 AM
 
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Ultra is right. I am just curious, tho. While i was in Kansas, I had a second home in NC, and stayed in NC for summers, holidays, etc. and never had a problem presenting a KS license. Just curious why you would think you needed 2 licenses. I am very surprised to hear about Florida allowing someone to keep their CT license, as well. When I moved to KS, I had to surrender my NC license, and vice versa.

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Old 08-24-2008, 10:18 AM
 
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You can register one of your cars in NC regardless of living out of state. I had a car I left at our second home in NC the whole time I lived in KS - cheaper than renting a car when we flew back in. So no prob doing that. As for landfill, all we had to do was show an electric bill in our names for our home/address here in NC - and they were fine w/ letting us use the landfill.

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Old 08-24-2008, 10:21 AM
 
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If NC is your primary place of living you are required to get a NC drivers license at which time to surrender your other states license, as another poster said. As far as the dump fees here--they are very inexpensive to begin with. We dump a pickup truck full and it cost us around $10.00.
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:27 AM
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No, they require you to surrender the old state's license when you get an NC one.

Why would you want two?
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You can register one of your cars in NC regardless of living out of state. I had a car I left at our second home in NC the whole time I lived in KS - cheaper than renting a car when we flew back in. So no prob doing that. As for landfill, all we had to do was show an electric bill in our names for our home/address here in NC - and they were fine w/ letting us use the landfill.

Really-I thought I read you had to have N.C. license to register a car there.Thanks for the info-good news
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:36 AM
 
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Really-I thought I read you had to have N.C. license to register a car there.Thanks for the info-good news
As long as you own a home, and are paying taxes on the car and have it registered in the county where your home is, no prob. At least, it was not as late as 2002. We moved back here in late 2002 so it was a moot point after that, LOL!!!

The county where you own property will be very happy to assess taxes on the car and accept the monies, wh/ is why they will let you register your car there!!!
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Old 08-24-2008, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Really-I thought I read you had to have N.C. license to register a car there.
Beginning September 15, 2007, you must present a valid North Carolina Driver's License or a North Carolina Identification Card to register a vehicle in North Carolina -N.C. General Statute 20-52 (a).

Valid driver's licenses from other states may be accepted for vehicle registrations with documentation of the following:

-Military active duty stationed in N.C.;
-College enrollment in an N.C. school;
-Vehicle garaged in N.C. for a minimum of 6 months;
-Court-ordered sale of a vehicle;
-Vehicle is co-owned;
-Registration for a motor home; or
-Documented medical condition
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:50 PM
 
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The only way that I know of to get a Fl driver's license without surrendering the old one is to tell them that you don't have one.
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