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As of July 1, 2016, North Carolina law requires that all registered mopeds have liability insurance coverage with limits no less than $30,000/$60,000/$25,000. Failure to maintain liability insurance coverage constitutes a lapse and may result in the revocation of your valid North Carolina license plate.

Here are some other answers to common questions about registering a moped.

Am I required to register my moped? 
Yes. The new law requires registration for all mopeds operated on a state-maintained road.

When do I have to register my moped? 
As of July 1, 2015, North Carolina law requires all mopeds that are operated on a state maintained road to be registered. If operated on or after that date without proper registration, you could be cited by law enforcement.

What do I need to register my moped? 
  • The moped’s Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO), along with a Certification of Plate and/or Address form (MVR-1A) OR an Affidavit of Facts for the Registration of a Moped form (MVR-58)
  • A valid North Carolina driver license or identification card

  • Will I get a title for my moped? 
    No. This is a registration-only process, so no title will be issued.

    How much does registration cost? 
    The moped registration fee is $24, which includes the plate. The following counties charge an additional transit fee:

    Durham $15
    Orange $15
    Randolph $1
    Wake $5

    Does my moped need an annual inspection? 
    No. Mopeds do not require an annual inspection.

    How old do I have to be to legally operate a moped?  
    The minimum age to legally operate a moped in North Carolina is 16 (G.S. 20-10.1).

    Do I have to wear a helmet while driving or riding on a moped? 
    Yes. Operators and passengers of mopeds are required to wear a helmet (G.S. 20-140.4).

    Do I have to pay vehicle property tax? 
    No. Property tax is not collected on mopeds at this time.

    Do I need to renew my moped’s registration each year? 
    Yes. You can renew your moped’s registration in one of three ways:

  • Use the online renewal application

  • Visit any North Carolina license plate agency

  • Mail your renewal to:
    N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles
    P.O. Box 29620
    Raleigh, NC 27626-0620

    Will I be penalized if I don’t renew by the expiration date? 
    You will not be charged a late fee if you don’t renew the registration on your moped by the expiration date.

    Can I transfer a plate from one moped to another? 
    Yes, as long as both mopeds are registered in your name.

    Does an ignition interlock device have to be installed if I am required to have one? 
    No. Ignition interlock devices are not required on mopeds.

    Can I get a personalized plate for my moped? 
    Yes. Personalized plates are available for mopeds.

    Can I get a specialty plate for my moped? 
    No. Specialty plates are not available for mopeds.

    Can I get a handicapped plate for my moped? 
    Yes. Handicapped plates are available for mopeds.

    My moped does not have a vehicle identification number. How do I obtain one? 
  • Contact a License & Theft office to apply for a new vehicle identification number for your moped.

    For more information about North Carolina moped insurance, give ACF Insurance Services Inc a call at (919) 661-1100 today!

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