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Old 03-20-2007, 09:40 PM
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I've heard that when becoming a resident of NC they do not honor out of state licenses when it comes to qualifying for the states property tax, for instance. Is a new driver's test necessary???
Can someone help me out here???

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Old 03-21-2007, 05:23 AM
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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The North Carolina DMV publishes a Newcomer's Guide that you can read online or download.


As far a license testing, you'll be required to take the vision, sign recognition and written test. At the discretion of the DMV Examiner, you may also be required to take a road test.

Once you register a motor vehicle in NC, the state DMV will notify your local property tax office who in turn will contact you for tax payment.
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:19 AM
Location: North Carolina
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I've never had to take the driver's test in this state, even when transplanted and getting a new license. You'd be smart to get a DMV manual and study the road signs. They are part of the vision test and it's funny how you "know" what the signs are for, you just can't name them

It would also be wise to take along two forms of identification that show your full name (middle name, not just initial). You don't want to have to go through the h*ll I experienced because only my middle initial was registered in the DMV's system (they weren't so picky about that two decades ago), my Social Security card only listed my middle initial, and I didn't have a notarized birth certificate stating my full name *sigh*
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:23 AM
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My husband was required to take the NC drivers test (along with the vision test etc) when we moved to NC last August. He almost flunked as many of the questions were STATE specific (how many points is xyz infraction on a NC license, and such).
You need to study!
So, I haven't gotten around to taking mine yet, as I haven't studied. Once we started thinking of relocating again I stopped thinking about it. Now we're moving to Charlotte and I guess I ought to get my NC license soon!
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Old 03-21-2007, 12:44 PM
Location: The 12th State
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At any dmv office you are better to go as soon as they open for less of a crowd and DMV people are tired out and cranky. The Charlotte area DMV is always crowded LOL so plan on being there for awhile. Being it a state DMV you dont have to get it in the county you reside in for instance for quicker service for charlotte area you may consider Cabarrus county office in Concord. However car registration, tags etc need to be in county you live in For more info go to http://www.ncdot.org/dmv/
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:55 PM
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Thanks for all the information.

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Old 03-21-2007, 03:52 PM
Location: Charlotte, NC
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When I went I made an appointment, walked straight up at my appointment time.
22 minutes later I had my NC license, I flunked two questions, if I had bothered to read the book I would have know the answers.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:56 PM
Location: Beautiful TN!
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The driving test is just common sense, I googled and came up with a study guide, not only the state one but one with specific questions pertaining to the test. Vision was the sign test, and as above poster stated you know the signs but do you really? I studied for a couple of nights and then passed with 100%.
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:08 PM
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Thank you.
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