The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has started issuing single license plate stickers for vehicles getting their registration renewed. The change went into effect on May 26th. Changing from the current dual sticker setup to a single sticker will result in significant cost savings for the state.
The single registration renewal sticker is grey. The expiring month and year will be printed on the sticker, above the license plate number. The single sticker is required to be placed on the upper right-hand corner of the license plate.
The current setup has a red numbered month sticker on the upper left-hand corner of the plate, and a sticker with the year and plate number on the upper right-hand corner.
Once a vehicle owner gets the new sticker and places it on the vehicle, the red month sticker should be removed from the license plate.
There are no changes to the Limited Registration Plate (LRP) sticker design. However, the LRP expiration month and year will be printed under the plate number on those stickers.