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Where to go after DMV closes license plate agency in Huntersville

Sept. 12. By Dave Vieser. The DMV License Plate Agency in Huntersville was suddenly closed Friday afternoon by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles and may not reopen until November. The agency handled vehicle registration services and title transactions, as well as vehicle license plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations.

What Happened?

The closure followed the discovery of several contract violations. In North Carolina, NCDMV oversees License Plate Agencies (LPA) but they are managed by private businesses or local governments. The Huntersville agency on Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, had been operated by Robert Grier since 2015.

The violations cited by the DMV include:

  1.  Gross and/or repeated incompetence in the performance of the contract.

2. Mismanagement of DMV equipment or other property.

3. Incorrect performance of vehicle transactions that result in an adverse impact on DMV’s processes and require effort on DMV’s part to correct.

4. Incorrect performance of vehicle transactions that result in an adverse impact on the general public.

What remains open?

The NCDMV Driver License office and the License and Theft Bureau District office in Huntersville are not affected by this closure and remain open.

Where can motorists go for assistance?

With the closing of the Huntersville office, the three agencies closest to Cornelius are:

—Mooresville, 125-3 N. Main St., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 704-663-5472

—Charlotte, 3250-G Wilkinson Blvd., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 980-237-9598

—Concord, 929-D Concord Parkway S. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 704-723-4991

In addition, services such as property tax payments and registration renewals can be completed online at www.MyNCDMV.gov