Free driver's license restoration for eligible New Hanover County residents

Smiling woman sitting in car holding her driver's license out of the window.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY—New Hanover County residents with a suspended or revoked driver's license have until July 2 to register for a free license-restoration event.

To register:

  • Call Legal Aid of North Carolina's toll-free helpline at 1-866-219-5262
  • As soon as you hear the automated greeting, dial 2659
  • The helpline is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • July 2 is the last day to register. Space is limited, so act fast!

Legal Aid staff will screen callers to ensure they are eligible for a license restoration. The first 200 eligible callers will be asked to attend an event on Friday, August 20, in New Hanover County, where they will complete the restoration process.

This event is sponsored by LINC, the NC Second Chance AllianceNew Hanover and Pender County District Attorney's Office, the New Hanover County Bar Association, the New Hanover County Public Defender's Office and Legal Aid of North Carolina.

This effort is part of our Drive Forward NC program, which provides free license-restoration services to low-income people so they can secure and maintain employment, and otherwise engage fully and independently in their professional, family and social lives.