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Got Vehicle Registration Questions? We've Got Answers.

The COVID-19 global pandemic has caused questions about when car registrations are due, if the period has been extended, how to pay, and more. Please see the below resources to find answers to those questions.

I heard North Carolina is giving an extension for vehicle registrations, is that true?

Yes. Any vehicle expiring March 1-Aug. 1, 2020, has a five-month extension from expiration dates in the aforementioned range. Learn more about new extension deadlines and other information from NCDOT here.

Have you sold your car and turned your tag in to NCDMV?

If so, you may be entitled to a partial refund of the property taxes paid. Please contact (828) 250-4910 or email at

Where can I find more information about registered motor vehicle property taxes on the Buncombe County website?

You can search appraised tax values, explore tax data, and more here.

I have questions about the appraised value of a registered vehicle and about unlicensed/untagged vehicles, where can I get more information?

Click here for additional information. If you have additional questions, contact the Personal Property Division of Buncombe County Tax Assessment at (828) 250-4920 or

Where can I find the closest DMV location to license renewal, plate and vehicle registration, and other issues?

You can find a searchable data base of NC DMV locations, services offered at those locations, and more here.

If you have additional questions about vehicle property taxes, please visit our website or call (828) 250-4910.