Thinking of buying a truck that's currently registered in VA. Does anyone have experience on what hoops I need to jump through in NC to get it titled and a plate? The inspection requirement has me confused. How do I drive it home for inspection before I can get a plate without a plate??? Seems like a catch-22 to me. I saw an FAQ from the DMV that says the following but this would suggest I am the actual owner from out of state which I am of course not. 17. I’m moving to North Carolina from another state. Will my vehicle need to be inspected before I obtain my North Carolina license plate? You will be allowed to register the vehicle without an inspection. When your next annual registration renewal is due, you must have the vehicle inspected to renew your registration. There was also an FAQ about getting a 10 day permit to drive it home, but I asked about this a few years ago and the state people had no clue WTF I was talking about. I am a bit worried that hasn't improved. Does anyone have actual first hand experience doing this?