Jun 6, 2024 - News

N.C. DMV offices to open on Saturdays through the summer

A storefront for a NC Drivers License Office

Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

Starting June 8, 16 DMV offices throughout North Carolina will resume walk-in services on Saturdays.

Why it matters: North Carolinians now need a photo ID to vote, and a REAL ID to fly domestically by May 2025.

  • But residents have had to wait as many as eight weeks to receive their driver's licenses in recent months — much longer than the usual two weeks — as the DMV has faced a print production backlog of more than 350,000 licenses.

Between the lines: The backlog is expected to be resolved by the end of this month, NC DMV Commissioner Wayne Goodwin told lawmakers Thursday.

Zoom in: Two offices in Raleigh will be open throughout the summer from 8am to noon:

  • One in North Raleigh (2431 Spring Forest Road, Suite 101)
  • And another in West Raleigh (3231 Avent Ferry Road)
  • See the full list of DMV offices open from June 8 - August 24 here.

Go deeper: Everything you need to know about Real ID in North Carolina

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