Deaf or Hard of Hearing License Designation

hearing loss symbol

A driver who is deaf or hard of hearing may voluntarily apply to have the International Symbol of Access for Hearing Loss added to their driver license.

The symbol helps ensure mutually safe interactions during traffic stops and other situations between drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing and law enforcement officers.

To apply, a driver must have a DMV Hearing Loss Determination Form completed by a designated resource agency (listed on the form), then sign and return it to a driver license office and pay the fee associated with getting a new or duplicate license.

A driver can request at any time for the symbol to be removed when ordering a duplicate license online or at any driver license office.

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Organ Donation

If you wish to be an organ donor, you may indicate your decision on the front of your driver license. It is highly recommended that you discuss your wishes with your family and make sure that they are aware of your decision.

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Voter Registration

You may register to vote or make changes to your current voter registration while applying for a North Carolina driver license or special identification card.

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Selective Service Registration

Almost all male U.S. citizens, and male aliens living in the U.S., who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service.

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