If waiting in slow lines at the DMV is not your favorite way to spend your day then it is time to take a look at the North Carolina DMV website. The NC DMV recently added an option to their website that allows residents to renew their license online every other time it expires. When this helpful option was added last week, no one was really notified. License renewals last for eight years for drivers 18 to 65 so this addition means that most drivers will now only have to visit the DMV once every 16 years. Not only is this easier for renewing licenses but people visiting the DMV for other reasons will have shorter wait times.
However, new drivers, commercial licenses, and those with driving restrictions or suspended licenses still must make the trip in person to the DMV. The DMV offices recognize that they are historically not a favorite place to spend time and want this new service to improve customer service by making it faster and more convenient for people to complete their business. In addition to this change, the DMV is also revamping the actual driver’s license card. It will be more durable, feature three versions of the driver’s photos, more laser etching, and special designations for donors, military personnel, veterans, and those under 21. Look for this new card to be widely distributed by the end of this year. So when your next renewal is due, skip the stress-inducing DMV lines and instead renew your license with a few clicks of the computer!