Is there a grace period for expired license plates or North Carolina vehicle registration? North Carolina

The good news is that North Carolina does not charge late fees for expired license plate or car registration. That bad news is that if a cop spots an expired sticker on your license plate, you can expect to get a ticket.

Avoid Late Vehicle Registration

You can complete your registration renewal well ahead of time to prevent the hassles that follow getting caught with an expired registration. DMV registration is a quick and painless process these days; for their convenience, drivers can renew their registration and license plates online at the NC DMV Web site, by mail, or in person at the nearest DMV office.

Once you pay all your fees, the DMV will give you new stickers and registration.

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