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Q: What is the $128 reinstatement fee for the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles? What is it for? --T.W.

A: According to the state division website, a $130 DWI reinstatement fee is required when a DWI suspension term is completed.

 

This would apply to a driver who has satisfied the requirements of a suspension or revocation. As part of the process, they must reapply for their license and pay the associated fees, required by law.

 

The associated fees include a restoration fee of $65 and a service fee of $50, the division states on the website.

 

The restoration fee is not required, the division said, if the license was taken for medical or health reasons following a medical examination.

 

The restoration and service fees are separate from the cost of obtaining a new, renewal or duplicate driver license.

 

-- Michael Futch

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