RALEIGH — Motorists are encouraged to use the Division of Motor Vehicles’ website as its offices affected by Hurricane Matthew remain closed until further notice.
Driver license offices are closed in Lumberton, Edenton and Tarboro. License plate agencies are closed in Lumberton, Hookerton, Kinston, Whiteville and Tarboro.
Flooding and power outages forced many offices to close last week, the Department of Transportation said in a newsletter.
“DMV field office staff have assessed damage as relief efforts continue. Several offices that were closed earlier in the week have re-opened, but other field offices may remain closed into next week,” the newsletter said.
Additionally, about 50 license and theft agents are assisting local law enforcement in providing security to affected areas, including Robeson County.
The License and Theft Bureau is a member of the State Emergency Response Team, which assists the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Management Administration and state and local authorities. Bureau agents also assist local law enforcement with routine police duties and supplement local agency needs during a declared state of emergency.
For information about DMV offices, visit ncdot.gov/dmv/locations. Services including license renewals and registration renewly can be completed online.