RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles said today that all DMV offices are
operational and have not been affected by the federal government shutdown.
However, DMV may not be able to issue driver licenses and ID cards in cases
where there has been a name change that requires a license applicant to obtain
a new Social Security Administration card.
“We are seeing
some customers who cannot get their licenses because they must make name
changes at the SSA before they change them with us,” said DMV Commissioner
Kelly Thomas. “We are sorry that the shutdown impacts our customers’ ability to
do business with us, but we want to let affected customers know about this
problem before they make the trip to a DMV office,” he said.
Because of the
federal government shutdown, the Social Security Administration is not issuing new or
replacement Social Security cards. NCDMV requires customers who are making name
changes on their licenses or ID cards to first change their names with the
Social Security Administration.