15A NCAC 10F .0105       NUMBERING PATTERN

(a)  General. The certificate of number assigned shall consist of the symbol "NC" identifying the state, followed by not more than four Arabic numerals and two capital letters, in sequence, separated by a hyphen or equivalent space, in accordance with the serials, numerically and alphabetically.  As examples:  NC‑1‑A or NC‑1234‑AA.

(b)  Individual.  Since the letters "I," "O," and "Q" may be mistaken for Arabic numerals, they shall not be used in the letter sequences.  Letters, or letters and numbers forming words or combinations shall not be used.

(c)  Government Agency.  The single letter "P" shall be reserved for use following the numerals of vessels numbered by governmental entities.

(d)  Dealer/Manufacturer.  The single letter "X" shall be reserved for use following the numerals of vessels numbered for demonstration purposes by dealers and manufacturers. 

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 75A‑3; 75A‑5; 75A‑7; 33 C.F.R. 174.23;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2007; July 1, 1998; April 1, 1997; September 1, 1996; August 31, 1980;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. December 6, 2016.