North Carolina DMV mobile unit cannot make Jan. 25 stop in Ocracoke

Posted at 5:10 PM, Jan 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-22 17:11:29-05

Raleigh, N.C.- After trying every way possible to get its mobile unit to Ocracoke on Friday, Jan. 25, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has announced that it will be unable to make its January stop in Ocracoke. The mobile unit has a strict schedule of stops along the coast and will not be able to cross Hatteras Inlet due to winter weather and extreme shoaling that has caused the channel to shoal over, suspending operations there until further notice.

NCDMV routinely sends a mobile DMV unit via ferry to the Dare County Civic Center on Hwy. 12 quarterly; the next mobile unit visit to Ocracoke is scheduled for April. However, the mobile unit will be visiting Swan Quarter on February 14, March 14 and April 11. On these visits, it parks at the Hyde County government lot, 11 Main St., Swan Quarter, NC 27885.

The nearby Manteo Driver License Office is undergoing previously scheduled renovations and repairs between Jan. 23 and Jan. 28. It is scheduled to close at 2 p.m. pm Wednesday, Jan. 23 and reopen at 12 p.m. on Monday afternoon, Jan. 28.

Other offices that will be open during the closures are at the following locations:

Elizabeth City:
DMV Building, 1164 U.S. Highway 17 South
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(252) 331-4776

DMV Building, 1821 Carolina Ave.
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(252) 946-3995

Driver license offices administer sign tests, written tests and road tests used to qualify applicants for a North Carolina driver license.