Registering in NC

nm123

New Member
This is great info. thank you so much everyone. I had no idea about the bond, adding that to my budget just incase. I am in Wake county, which is an emissions county. Do you need have an emissions inspection done when you title and reg, or just safety? Do you know if you need an emissions inspection when you renew?
 

baustin

Well-Known Member
This is great info. thank you so much everyone. I had no idea about the bond, adding that to my budget just incase. I am in Wake county, which is an emissions county. Do you need have an emissions inspection done when you title and reg, or just safety? Do you know if you need an emissions inspection when you renew?
I'm also in an emissions county (Franklin county) and I haven't had any emissions test/sniff during registration or renewal. My donor was just over 75k miles and I didn't reset it back to 0 for the goblin, if I had then emissions wouldn't even be a question in the first 3 years after registration or after 75k miles. Even still, I don't think remember any emissions testing during my renewal last year, I only recall that safety was inspected. I didn't have any issues during renewal and my car didn't have to be turned on for the license and theft initial inspection (they care about source of parts not how well it runs).
 

nm123

New Member
Thanks for the response. This makes me feel better about doin it. I am planning my build to be an autocross car that is street able. SS SC to turbo and I was concerned that I would end up with emissions issues. Thanks again.
 

ncgoblin

Goblin Guru
Thanks for the response. This makes me feel better about doin it. I am planning my build to be an autocross car that is street able. SS SC to turbo and I was concerned that I would end up with emissions issues. Thanks again.
Emissions was not required during inspection but make sure to not install windshield until after initial inspection and make sure the handbrake is installed and functional.
 

escapepilot

Well-Known Member
How much information did you guys put in your MVR-55 Affidavit for Custom Built Vehicle? It asks for "Describe in detail the type of construction, assembly of the vehicle, and source of the parts used."
 

baustin

Well-Known Member
How much information did you guys put in your MVR-55 Affidavit for Custom Built Vehicle? It asks for "Describe in detail the type of construction, assembly of the vehicle, and source of the parts used."
I'll send you a PM with the pdf of what I submitted on the MVR-55 form.

I tried to make it very clear what was and wasn't kept from the Cobalt, as well as what was included in the kit. Price info for Cobalt and Goblin parts that matched the other paperwork I was submitted since the big thing the state wants is a tax value so I included some of those details. I did call out that I have no evap system as part of the build so if there was a later inspection issue I could point back to what the state already accepted. I don't recall DMV having any issues with what I put on this form.
 

Wes

Well-Known Member
How much information did you guys put in your MVR-55 Affidavit for Custom Built Vehicle? It asks for "Describe in detail the type of construction, assembly of the vehicle, and source of the parts used."
I basically quoted the DF description of what they provide and the donor stuff right off their website. Lots of words to fill the void on their paperwork; Smoke and mirrors baby! Not sure if it helped or not, I really should have changed my address from Wake county before the build. DMV people out western NC are like whatever just pay us, even had some come out to take a pic last time I renewed my plates! The guy at the inspection place didn't even go out to look at my car...
 

escapepilot

Well-Known Member
Went to the DMV today and got the title issued. Haven’t found insurance yet so title only (haven’t tried head for insurance yet).

Some tips:
Keep the donor title
Make it as easy as possible to read the chassis, engine, and transmission serial numbers. My inspector needed pics of those.
DMV asked for bill of sale for value in addition to MCO but I didn’t have that and it was ok.
Titled it as Roadster.
DMV looked it up and said there were 5 others registered in NC and she used those as a guide.
 
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