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DMV, DOT Offering Services at State Fair for Driver License, Identification, Roadside Environmental Education

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RALEIGH – In addition to taking in the many sights and sounds of the 2018 North Carolina State Fair,attendees will be able to receive driver license services from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles.  

The DMV booth and Mobile RV will be located between the J.S. Dorton Arena and the Jim Graham Building.

NCDMV mobile office to provide services for State Fair attendees.

From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, the DMV RV will offer driver license services for fairgoers to renew their licenses or ID cards, order duplicates, update addresses or obtain their N.C. REAL ID. REAL ID is a new, single form of identification that can be used to board commercial flights and enter military bases, federal facilities and nuclear power plants. Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, anyone traveling without a REAL ID or passport must provide additional identification.

To obtain a REAL ID license or ID card, residents must bring the following verification documents for their visit:

Driver licenses and ID cards are issued every eight years through age 65 and are priced at $5 per year. People over 65 are issued licenses and IDs for five years. REAL ID cards for children can also be ordered for $13. Many DMV services can be done online.

DMV staff will be available every day of the fair to answer questions about career opportunities, driver licenses, REAL ID, vehicle registrations and titles, vehicle theft and identity fraud, as well as services that can be handled online without visiting an NCDMV office.

Fairgoers will also be able to pick up handbooks for motorcycle and commercial truck driving, and state maps. 

For more information on the NCDMV, including the schedule of the DMV’s seven mobile offices, visit


Roadside Environmental Unit Booth Offers Education and Fun at the Fair
Educational stickers, bookmarks and wildflower packets available

RALEIGH – There’s more than just deep fried food available at the North Carolina State Fair this year. The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Roadside Environmental Unit booth offers unique educational information and fun giveaways.

Fairgoers can pick up informative bookmarks about wildflowers, scenic byways and pollinators along with state maps, litter prevention magnets and stickers. While supplies last, guidebooks about the NCDOT Wildflower and Scenic Byways program, plus wildflower seed packs, will also be available.

Additionally, teachers can sign up to receive information and activities about litter prevention and storm water for their students.

The booth is located on the other side of the demonstration stage in the Flower and Garden show and is open every day of the fair from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting on Oct. 12. The fair runs from Thursday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 21.


Editor's note:  It is the policy of the Richmond Observer to print news release material in its original format, as it was received, with minimal, if any, editorial adjustments. 

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