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All About: Your Drivers License and ID

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The “All About” section by DMV.com is here to provide you with a comprehensive look at a specific topic – In this case, Your Drivers License and ID. The following is an extensive list of articles covering all the different aspects of your driver licensing.

List of Driving Schools in North Carolina

This page provides a list of on-site driving schools available in North Carolina as well as information about available online driving school alternatives.

North Carolina DMV Practice Permit Tests

DMV.com offers North Carolina specific DMV practice permit tests that help you prepare for your permit exam. We provide questions just like the nc DMV and a number of practice test options.

How to Renew a Driver's License in North Carolina

A North Carolina Driver’s License can be renewed in person at a [[/nc/north-carolina/dmv-location-hours|Driver’s License office]] located near you.
==WHEN TO RENEW YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE==
# Your license will expire on your birthday depending upon your age at time of
issuance as shown below:
> Age at Time of Issuance Duration
* 18–65 - 8 years
* 66 and older - 5 years
* In no event shall a license expire later than the authorization for the applicant’s legal presence in the United States.
# The NC Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will send you a renewal notice 60 days prior to the expir

Suspended License Information for North Carolina

While some motorists regard driving as a basic right, the fact is that operating a motor vehicle is a privilege that must be earned and maintained by demonstrating safe and lawful driving. Under certain circumstances, an individual’s North Carolina driver’s license may be suspended or revoked for a specific length of time, depending on the person’s [[/nc/north-carolina/driving-record|driving record]] or history, and the particular violation(s).

==REASONS FOR DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSIONS==

There are a variety of reasons why your North Carolina driver’s license might be suspended.

Senior Drivers in North Carolina

Information for Senior Drivers in North Carolina

In addition to being a convenience and an enjoyable activity for many people, driving is also a symbol of one’s independence. As we age, there are a numerous factors that can affect our driving skills, and hinder our ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

How to Renew a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) in North Carolina

Renewing a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) in North Carolina is a relatively simple process compared to [[/nc/north-carolina/cdl-commercial-drivers-license-application|applying for a new CDL.]]

==PROCEDURES FOR RENEWING YOUR COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE==

# A renewal notice will be sent to you indicating when your current CDL will expire.

How to Handle a Change of Address in North Carolina

If you are a North Carolina resident and have changed addresses or plan to do so in the near future, you must have the address information updated on your license, vehicle registration and title certificate. You are also required to notify your insurance provider of your new address.

==REPORTING A CHANGE OF ADDRESS TO THE DRIVER LICENSE DIVISION==

You must notify the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles of a change in address within 60 days of moving to a new residence, and to obtain a replacement driver license.

Beginner Drivers in North Carolina

A resource for new drivers looking to obtain their NC drivers license and begin driving. DMV test information, licensing levels and more

Information for Disabled Drivers in North Carolina

Information for Handicapped Drivers in North Carolina

In North Carolina, drivers certified by licensed health personnel to have impaired mobility or a condition which substantially interferes with mobility may qualify for “Handicapped” status.

You are also considered a handicapped driver if you have
* Cannot walk 200 feet without stopping or if you need the support of a brace, cane, crutch, wheelchair or another person.
* Restricted walking due to arthritis, neurological or orthopedic conditions.
* Suffer from lung disease or use portable oxygen.
* A cardiac condition classified by t

Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated North Carolina Driver's License or ID Card

If your North Carolina driver’s license or identification card has been lost, stolen, or mutilated, you can apply for a replacement or duplicate license at your local NCDOT Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Office.

===Instructions for replacing a lost, stolen or mutilated North Carolina driver's license or identification card:===

If your last photo or your valid social security number, individual taxpayer identification number or a US Government document indicating legal presence are on file with the DMV, you can apply for a duplicate [http://www.dmv.com/redirect?url=https://edmv.ncdot.go