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Coming soon! New North Carolina drivers license

2024 North Carolina drivers license update

Last updated on June 10th, 2024 at 12:40 pm

In May 2024, North Carolina DMV announced that they will be rolling out a new drivers license format, packed with security features. The DMV Commissioner is calling it their most secure design to-date, and is the first update to their drivers license template in nine years.

Front of the new North Carolina drivers license

2024 North Carolina drivers license update

The front of the new North Carolina drivers license will include a detailed, fine print behind the entire front of the ID featuring the state flower – the dogwood flower.

Additional security features include:

  • Windowpane photo (oval shaped)
  • Background removal on the ID photo
  • Multiple instances of microprint

Back of the new North Carolina drivers license

Back of the new 2024 North Carolina drivers license

Additional security features

In addition to the visual security features present on the new North Carolina drivers license, the cards also apparently have a thicker texture as they are made of 100% polycarbonate. The North Carolina DMV indicates that legitimate North Carolina IDs issued after June 2024 should product. metallic “tinking” sound when dropped, providing yet another way to tell these IDs apart from forgeries.

Production of the new licenses will begin as old equipment in DMV offices across the state is replaced through the end of June. The state is phasing out its former contract with the current license provider in part because of errors and delays in current production. The old format is expected to be fully retired by the end of June 2024. Additionally, the State ID has also received an upgrade with enhanced security features.