With the pending retirement of Pat Proctor at the NC DMV license plate agency on Fourth Street in Smithfield, several applications have been received by the state to run the contract agency.
Among those is the Town of Selma. Selma Town Manager Jon Barlow confirmed they have met with the DMV to submit their proposal to relocate the license plate office from Smithfield to their former town hall building in Downtown Selma. Several other applicants are also seeking the contract to operate the facility. The DMV did not release the names of the applicants or how many had applied.
A spokesperson for the DMV said interviews with the applicants have been completed but no final decision has been made. The DMV is in the process of conducing background checks and additional research prior to making a decision on a new contractor. Vehicle registration staff are expected to make a decision within the next few weeks.
Proctor is continuing to operate the Smithfield location until a new contractor is named.