In order to transfer a North Carolina Title from the owner (the person whose name is on the front of the title) to another individual, the owner must sign and print their name on the back of the title where it says "seller's signature/hand printed name", in front of a notary. The title must be assigned to the purchaser BEFORE coming into the License Plate Agency. The purchaser will then pay $56 to transfer the title, and plate fee which starts at $38.75. Property tax, and 3% of the vehicles computer generated value in Highway Use Tax (some exceptions may apply) is also due at this time. The purchaser has 28 days from the time notarized to transfer the title or pay an additional $20 late fee. A $5 cash notary fee may be applied if notary services are required.