Is there a late fee or penalty for expired vehicle registration in North Carolina? North Carolina

NC Registration Renewal Late Fees

No; fortunately, the DMV will not charge a late fee or impose other kinds of penalties for having a late car registration in North Carolina.

Other Late Registration Renewal Penalties

Of course, that doesn't mean you're completely in the clear. If a law enforcement officer pulls you over for any reason and finds that you have an expired registration, you will get a traffic ticket and you will most likely have to pay penalties to the state or county.

It's always best to renew your vehicle registration on time to avoid these kinds of penalties, and for your convenience the DMV provides you with three ways to complete your registration renewal: in person, online, and by mail.

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