First-time titling, registration and transfers Natasha B. March 21, 2022 19:11 Updated Registering or titling a vehicle for the first-time or transferring titles must be done in-person at a local NCDMV office. You can find more information on those what is needed for these transactions on this website. Note: If you only need to renew your registration, you can do so online through myNCDMV. For assistance with renewing your registration, see Renew vehicle registration & pay property taxes.