North Carolina DMV Sells Out Of Confederate License Plates; South Carolina Will Not Sell Out

Photo of a North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans specialty license plate.
Photo of a North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans specialty license plate.

Raleigh, NC – The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) says it has sold out of its Confederate flag license plates.

Mike Charbonneau, with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, said the agency ran out of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) license plates following a high volume of requests between June 23rd and June 29th. On June 24th, 34 plates were ordered, followed by 47 on June 25th and 41 on June 26th.

The high demand for the plates came days after Governor Pat McCrory said North Carolina should stop issuing the tags. Charbonneau said more plates will be available in about 30 days.

According to South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles spokesperson Beth Parks, South Carolina works differently than North Carolina, in regards to specialty license plates. Parks says that South Carolina’s specialty plates are produced “on demand”, meaning that drivers can order the specialty place from their local DMV office, and the plate is produced by the state’s fulfillment center and mailed out to the resident, so there is no stock of certain license plates on hand.

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