19A NCAC 03C .0305      INSURANCE LAPSE HEARINGS

(a)  Any person who has received a notice of license plate revocation because of lack of continuous liability insurance coverage may request a hearing.  Requests for a hearing or appeal are also accepted prior to receipt of the revocation order.  For example, a hearing may be requested after receiving notice from the Division of Motor Vehicles that a termination notice has been received from an insurer.

(b)  If the hearings officer establishes that liability coverage has been continuous, or that any lapse in coverage is not reasonably attributable to fault or neglect on the part of the insured, he will rescind the Division's order of revocation.

(c)  A hearing request may be made by writing the Insurance Hearings Officer, Vehicle Services Registration Section, Division of Motor Vehicles, Raleigh, North Carolina  27697.

(d)  No hearing will be granted unless the owner, at the time of request, has financial responsibility for the vehicle as required by statute.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑39; 20-270.2; 20-316; 20‑792.2;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1993; February 1, 1982.