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N.C. courts launch public upload of proof of insurance online

North Carolina courts expanded online services to allow the public to upload proof of insurance from their computer or mobile device in order to request dismissal of a driving without insurance charge.

Eligible drivers may now upload an image of a DL-123 or FS-1 form from an insurance carrier showing active coverage as proof of compliance.

You may be eligible to use the new feature, provided you are in compliance with the NCDMV, if you have been cited for driving without insurance as a single offense, or the charge is paired on the citation with another offense related to driver’s license, registration, inspection, or, in some cases, speeding. The uploaded image is submitted along with the request for dismissal or reduction of speeding, and the user will be notified by email whether the district attorney’s office has approved the request.

“Online services are modernizing the way the public does business with our courts,” said Judge Marion Warren, director of the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts. “Uploading proof of compliance is more efficient and convenient for the public and the courts.”

The courts process more than 58,000 driving without insurance charges each year. A single citation lookup evaluates eligibility for all online services, based on the individual’s circumstances and history (interfacing with NCDMV and court system data) and informs the user which options, if any, are available including:

– Request a dismissal for a compliance-related offense (license, registration, inspection expiration, and insurance)

– Request a reduction for a speeding offense

– Pay a citation

As part of the Judicial Branch’s eCourts initiative, online services provide citizens 24/7 convenience to efficiently resolve court matters without going to the courthouse. For the courts, it improves efficiency and means less paperwork, less data entry and shorter lines in courthouses across the state. In addition to citations, online services also allow the public to:

– Look up a court date by name, case or citation number, county, attorney bar number, or officer number.

– Make payments on eligible criminal and infraction cases for court costs, fines, fees and probation.

– eFile with the appellate courts, business court and civil courts (where available).

View the fact sheet for more information and find these services available at onlineservices.NCcourts.org.