NC Driver Licenses

Molly Redden filed this request with the Division of Motor Vehicles of North Carolina.
Tracking #

5096

Est. Completion None
Status
Partially Completed

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From: Molly Redden

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the North Carolina Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1) A list, preferably in a table, of driver license applications submitted in the state of North Carolina between Jan 1, 2014 to present by people born in Puerto Rico. This should include the date the application was submitted, the person's current residence, their birthplace (Puerto Rico) and if the application was approved, pending or denied and the reason why it is pending or denied.
2) A description of the process and/or policies used to verify the eligibility of people in Puerto Rico for a driver's license in North Carolina.
3) Copies of all materials and/or instructions used to verify the citizenship of people born in Puerto Rico.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. As I am a member of the media and this information will be used to inform the public, I request a fee waiver for this request. Also, as this is urgent public information, I request that it be expedited.

In the event that there are fees, I would be willing to pay up to $10 and I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Molly Redden

From: Division of Motor Vehicles

NCDOT Public Records Request Update
This email is to inform you that your Public Records Request 5096 has been assigned to the proper custodian, who will gather the documents you requested. The details of your request are listed below.

Once all documents have been collected, they will then go through a legal review, in accordance with , to ensure any confidential or non-public information is not shared. N.C. General Statute 132 (https://www.ncdot.gov/news/public-records/Documents/nc-general-statute.aspx)

We will work to send the documents to you as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

NCDOT Public Records

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Request Number: 5096
First Name: Molly
Last Name: Redden
Organization: MuckRock News
Mailing Address:

​411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 02144-2516
City:
State:
ZIP:
Phone Number:
Email Address: requests@muckrock.com
Request Type: Media
How Do You Want to Receive the Requested Records/ Electronic by E-mail
What Is Your Public Records Request?

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About driver's license applications-- DMV
Date Requested: 7/16/2019

From: Division of Motor Vehicles

NCDOT Public Records Request Update
This email is to inform you that your Public Records Request 5096 has been assigned to the proper custodian, who will gather the documents you requested. The details of your request are listed below.

Once all documents have been collected, they will then go through a legal review, in accordance with , to ensure any confidential or non-public information is not shared. N.C. General Statute 132 (https://www.ncdot.gov/news/public-records/Documents/nc-general-statute.aspx)

We will work to send the documents to you as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

NCDOT Public Records

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Request Number: 5096
First Name: Molly
Last Name: Redden
Organization: MuckRock News
Mailing Address:

​411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 02144-2516
City:
State:
ZIP:
Phone Number:
Email Address: requests@muckrock.com
Request Type: Media
How Do You Want to Receive the Requested Records/ Electronic by E-mail
What Is Your Public Records Request?

​See Attachment



About driver's license applications-- DMV
Date Requested: 7/16/2019

From: Division of Motor Vehicles

NCDOT Public Records Request Received
Thank you for your public records request. Please save or print this email, as it contains important information, including the details of your request, which are listed below.

Your request has been logged as Number 5096.  Please refer to this number in any future correspondence with the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Once we have reviewed your request, it will be assigned to a custodian of records, who will work to fulfill it as soon as possible in accordance with N.C. General Statute 132 (https://www.ncdot.gov/news/public-records/Documents/nc-general-statute.aspx)

Sincerely,

NCDOT Public Records

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Request Number: 5096
First Name: Molly
Last Name: Redden
Organization: MuckRock News
Mailing Address:

​411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 02144-2516
City:
State:
ZIP:
Phone Number:
Email Address: requests@muckrock.com
Request Type: Media
How Do You Want to Receive the Requested Records? Electronic by E-mail
What Is Your Public Records Request?

​See Attachment



About driver's license applications-- DMV
Date Requested: 7/16/2019

From: Division of Motor Vehicles

NCDOT Public Records Request Update
This email is to inform you that your Public Records Request 5096 has been assigned to the proper custodian, who will gather the documents you requested. The details of your request are listed below.

Once all documents have been collected, they will then go through a legal review, in accordance with , to ensure any confidential or non-public information is not shared. N.C. General Statute 132 (https://www.ncdot.gov/news/public-records/Documents/nc-general-statute.aspx)

We will work to send the documents to you as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

NCDOT Public Records

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Request Number: 5096
First Name: Molly
Last Name: Redden
Organization: MuckRock News
Mailing Address:

​411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 02144-2516
City:
State:
ZIP:
Phone Number:
Email Address: requests@muckrock.com
Request Type: Media
How Do You Want to Receive the Requested Records/
What Is Your Public Records Request?

​See Attachment



About driver's license applications-- DMV
Date Requested: 7/16/2019

From: Division of Motor Vehicles

NCDOT Public Records Request Update
This email is to inform you that your Public Records Request 5096 has been assigned to the proper custodian, who will gather the documents you requested. The details of your request are listed below.

Once all documents have been collected, they will then go through a legal review, in accordance with , to ensure any confidential or non-public information is not shared. N.C. General Statute 132 (https://www.ncdot.gov/news/public-records/Documents/nc-general-statute.aspx)

We will work to send the documents to you as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

NCDOT Public Records

==============================
Request Number: 5096
First Name: Molly
Last Name: Redden
Organization: MuckRock News
Mailing Address:

​411A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 02144-2516
City:
State:
ZIP:
Phone Number:
Email Address: requests@muckrock.com
Request Type: Media
How Do You Want to Receive the Requested Records/
What Is Your Public Records Request?

​See Attachment



About driver's license applications-- DMV
Date Requested: 7/16/2019

From: Division of Motor Vehicles

Good morning,

We have followed up with the custodian on this. We will let you know as soon as we hear.

From: Division of Motor Vehicles

Good afternoon,

I hope you've had a great week! The NCDOT's public records team has been working on your recent request 5086, and we've found that the information included below is pertinent to the second and third points of your inquiry. We're still actively working on the remainder of your request in order to fulfill the first point, and will be sure to send you whatever we find as soon as possible. Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything else for you!

Thank you very much,
Eleanor Nye

2.27 State GS §20-4.01(45)

A state, territory, or possession of the United States, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a province of Canada, or the Sovereign Nation of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians with tribal lands, as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 1151, located within the boundaries of the State of North Carolina. For provisions that apply to commercial driver's licenses, "state" means a state of the United States and the District of Columbia.

4.1 Identity Documents for First Time Customers
Customers who have not been established in the DMV database are considered 1st time customers.
Customers applying for a driver license, learner permit, or Special Identification Card for the first time in North Carolina, will need to provide two documents proving identity[1] from the below list:
One document must have their date of birth.
The name must be the same on both documents. One document will need to show the customer's full name. Notations will need to be made on the customer's record.

EXCEPTION: NAME CHANGE BY MARRIAGE OR DIVORCE WITH PROPER DOCUMENTATION.

NOTE: IF ONE DOCUMENT STATES JOHN J. SMITH AND ANOTHER DOCUMENT STATES JOHN JAMES SMITH THIS WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE.

The documents cannot come from the same category (e.g. two school documents).

A document may be held for a brief time in order to validate the document or verify its information. Altered documents are not acceptable. Examiners are not allowed to mark on the document or otherwise tamper with it.

1. Driver License, Learner's Permit, or Identification Card from another state, Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory or a Canadian province

* A valid, unexpired DL/ID/LP with a photo (Consult your Chain of Command for any documents without a photo, these will be approved on a case-by-case basis)
* A Classified Regular A or B DL/LP with a photo expired less than one year
* A Commercial A, B or C with a photo expired less than one year
* A Classified C DL/LP or its equivalent with a photo expired less than two years
* An ID with a photo expired less than two year
NOTE: SOME STATES CONSIDER A LICENSE HELD BY A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES TO BE VALID EVEN AFTER THE EXPIRATION DATE. IF THE CUSTOMER IS A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES AND COMES FROM A STATE THAT ALLOWS AN AUTOMATIC EXTENSION OF VALIDITY, THEN WE WILL NEED TO ACCEPT THAT LICENSE AS VALID. THESE MUST BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. USE THE ID CHECK GUIDE TO DETERMINE IF THE STATE IS ONE WHICH FOLLOWS THIS PROCEDURE.

1. Certified birth certificates issued by a government agency in the U.S., Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, Canada, or a Report of Consular Birth Abroad

* No photocopies allowed, unless certified by issuing agency
* Delayed Birth Certificates will be accepted as proof of identity for NCDMV purposes. Delayed Birth Certificates are indeed birth certificates; however, they were issued after the child was more than a year old when registering the birth with the government agency. [2]

1. Certified copy of marriage certificate from a Register of Deeds or appropriate government agency in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. territory, or Canada.

1. Court documents from U.S. jurisdiction, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, or Canada

NOTE: A CDL FROM PUERTO RICO IS NOT TRANSFERABLE TO NORTH CAROLINA. (they are not in CDLIS)

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[1] GS §20-7(b1)

[2] Broadcast Message, June 22, 2018, Regional Chief Newkirk via e-mail.

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