After being closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles in Nags Head will reopen for customers with appointments only.
The state said last month it was anticipated the office at 2808 South Croatan Highway would remain closed until Gov. Roy Cooper eased restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus, and likely not until Phase 3 was initiated.
“Customers can schedule an appointment by visiting skiptheline.ncdot.gov. Customers visiting the office are also required to wear a mask or other face covering,” said John Brockwell, NCDMV communications officer.
The current Safer-At-Home, Phase II order is set to expire on Friday, but has already been extended twice by Cooper. He is scheduled to provide an update at 4 p.m. today.
The Nags Head office was one of 60 license offices across North Carolina after Cooper issued the original stay-at-home order.
They were closed because they either had the fewest examiner stations or office setups that make it difficult to provide customers with space recommended by the CDC.
The Dare County Board of Commissioners on July 22 sent letters to state Rep. Bobby Hanig, Sen. Bob Steinburg, and N.C. Board of Transportation Division One representative Allen Moran, asking for their assistance in getting the office reopened.
The closest drivers license offices to Dare County that have remained open during the pandemic have been in Elizabeth City, Washington and Ahoskie.
License plate agencies have remained open, including at Island Pharmacy in Manteo and Sur-Pak in Moyock, which operate as independent contractors to the state.
Renewal dates for most plates have been extended and late fees waved since April.
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