Nevada Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to take a motorcycle training course?
No, you are not required to take motorcycle drivers education course. However, drivers who do not complete a motorcycle drivers ed course will have to take the knowledge and skills tests at the DMV office for a fee of $25.

Drivers who complete a motorcycle education course will receive a Certificate of Completion. Bring the certificate to a DMV office along with the fee, application and existing/expiring Nevada driver s license to be issued a NV motorcycle Class M license.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Nevada

Am I required to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle?
Residents of Nevada with motorcycle licenses who own motorcycles or mopeds are required to wear proper Department of Transportation (DOT) standard helmets at all times while operating the vehicles. Exceptions are made for mopeds that operate at 50cc or under, have less than two horsepower and have a top speed of 30 mph or less.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Nevada

Are there times I won’t be allowed to renew registration?
Residents of Nevada should be able to renew car registrations on their vehicles without trouble, except in the event that there are extra requirements for the vehicle. Some vehicles require emissions inspections prior to car registration renewal. In this situation, the vehicle must be checked and the proper paperwork provided before a car registration renewal can be processed.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Nevada

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?
Nevada residents who have recently had an official address change must submit an address change request with the Nevada DMV within 30 days of moving. Drivers in Nevada may list separate mailing and residence addresses with the DMV. When submitting an address change request in person at a local Nevada DMV office, drivers can update drivers licenses, ID cards, voter registration cards and car registrations.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Nevada

Can I keep the car insurance I have from my previous state of residence?
Drivers in Nevada who have recently become Nevada residents must obtain a car insurance policy in Nevada. Nevada insurance policies are required to register vehicles in the state, get license plates and operate the vehicle on public roads. Out-of-state policies are not accepted. Nevada has a wide range of car insurance companies with policies that meet the minimum liability requirements.

For more information: Nevada Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

Can I renew my commercial drivers license online?
Residents of Nevada with CDL licenses that are about to expire must visit a local Nevada DMV office to renew their license in-person. When visiting the DMV office, drivers should make sure to bring the following documents for CDL license renewal:

  • Current CDL license
  • Proof of residency
  • Proof of identity
  • CDL license renewal notice
  • Completed medical exam report (if applicable)
  • CDL license renewal fee (fees vary based on length of license validation and the amount of tests the driver has to take)

CDL licenses can be renewed for four or eight years depending on the driver s birth date.

For more information: Nevada Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

Can I request a certified driver’s record online?
Residents of Nevada who would like to check driving records can do so in-person at a local Nevada DMV office, as well as by mail or online. In-person driving record checks are conducted at self-service kiosks within the DMV office, while online driving record requests can be made through the Online Driver History page on the Nevada DMV website.

However, certified driving records can only be obtained by mail. To obtain a certified driving record, mail an Application for Individual Record Information along with the $11 certified driving record fee to the following address (fees may vary):

DMV Records Section

555 Wright Way

Carson City, NV 89711-0250

For more information: Your Nevada Driving Record

Can I take the DMV written test online?
Learners permits cannot be obtained online, as drivers must present a number of documents such as a completed Application for Driving Privileges, proof of residency, proof of identity and a completed Certification of Attendance confirming the minor is attending school regularly. Drivers must also pass a vision test. Fees for learners permits are $22.25 (fees may vary).

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Nevada

Can I use my state CDL anywhere in the United States?
At the time of writing a CDL application, drivers must self-certify the type of driving they will be doing. Self-certification comes in four different categories,:

  • Interstate non-excepted
  • Interstate excepted
  • Intrastate non-excepted
  • Intrastate excepted

Interstate drivers are allowed to conduct commerce anywhere in the United States, while intrastate drivers can only drive commercially in Nevada.

Non-excepted drivers must take a medical examination, while excepted drivers do not need a medical examination as long as they are performing one of the acceptable “excepted” jobs approved by the Nevada DMV.

For more information: Nevada Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

Can somebody else renew my registration for me?
Residents in Nevada with approaching car registration renewal dates can have another person renew their registration if they are renewing online. Other options require residents to provide both insurance cards and identification, which require the car owner to be present. Additionally, if the vehicle being renewed requires emissions inspections, the owner will have to be present for that as well.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Nevada

Do boats need to be registered?
Nevada residents who own boats must register the boats with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). Boat owners should provide NDOW with proof of ownership in the form of a bill of sale, as well as the original Manufacturer s Statement of Origin (MSO). If no MSO or the HIN number on the MSO is hand-written, the boat must be hauled to an NDOW office for inspection.

Additionally, residents will need to provide the NDOW with the previous boat registration, their Social Security Number, and the boat registration fee. Fees are based on the size of the boat, as follows:

  • Less than 13 feet: $20
  • 13 feet to less than 18 feet: $25
  • 18 feet to less than 22 feet: $40
  • 22 feet to less than 26 feet: $55
  • 26 feet to less than 31 feet: $75
  • 31 feet or more: $100

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Nevada

Do I need a motorcycle license to ride a scooter or moped?
In Nevada, a moped is considered any motor-driven scooter, cycle or similar vehicle with no more than two gross brake horsepower, a displacement of no more than 50 cc s and a top speed no higher than 30 mph. Mopeds that fit into these parameters do not need insurance or registration in Nevada, and require a Class C license. Higher-powered mopeds are considered motorcycles and require both insurance and registration, as well as a Class M Motorcycle license to operate.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Nevada

Do I need to attend traffic school if I get a speeding ticket?
Residents of Nevada who have recently received traffic ticket fines can pay them through their county clerk or a local Nevada DMV office. Residents who would like to reduce the number of points that will be added to their driving record due to the traffic fines can elect to attend traffic school for a point reduction. Drivers with anywhere between three and 11 points on their record who have completed a traffic course will have three points removed from their record. Drivers are only allowed to attend traffic school for point reduction once every 12 months. Traffic school can also be ordered as a requirement in a plea bargain agreement with a Nevada court.

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Nevada

Do I need to cancel my insurance if I am moving to another state?
Nevada drivers moving to another state must register their vehicle in the state they will be residing in. In doing so, proof of car insurance which complies with the new residential state must be provided. Any vehicle registered and being driven in the state of Nevada must be covered by a Nevada car insurance policy. Once the Nevada policy has been canceled, drivers must surrender both their car registration and license plates.

For more information: Nevada Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

Do I need to file a police report if my license was lost or stolen?
Residents of Nevada dealing with lost or stolen drivers licenses must apply for duplicate drivers licenses. Residents are not required to report lost or stolen drivers licenses to the police. However, the Nevada DMV recommends that residents file a police report and bring it to the DMV office to have it on file. Residents must still pay the duplicate drivers license fee of $17.25 (fees may vary).

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Nevada Driver’s License or ID Card

Do I need to file a police report if my registration was lost or stolen?
Residents of Nevada dealing with lost or stolen car registrations are not required to file a police report prior to purchasing a duplicate car registration. However, the Nevada DMV advises filing a police report anyway for identity theft purposes. Once a police report is filed, bring a copy of the report to the DMV office.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Nevada

Do I need to return my license plate if I move out of the state?
If moving to another state, you can keep the license plates. Situations where Nevada residents are required to surrender license plates include:

  • Driver has dropped his or her car insurance (license plate must be surrendered before dropping insurance)
  • Vehicle sold or disposed of and the plates will not be used on another vehicle within the next 30 days
  • Vehicles stored long-term and resident doesn t want to pay the insurance or registration anymore

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Nevada

Do I need to take a drivers ed course?
Most drivers in Nevada younger than 18 are required to take a driver s education course prior to receiving a drivers license. Drivers in Nevada can choose between three schooling options:

  • Classroom course with 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience
  • Online course with 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience
  • Complete 100 hours of behind-the-wheel experience (only if no classroom course within 30 mile radius of residence and the driver does not want to take the online course)

Courses must be DMV-approved and consist of 30 hours of classroom instruction. Once the course is completed, the driver will be issued a Certificate of Completion which they must bring to a local Nevada DMV office when applying for a full license. Driver s education courses do not have to be completed to receive a learners permit.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Nevada

Do I need to turn in my damaged car title?
Residents of Nevada with damaged car titles can apply for a duplicate car title through the mail or in person by submitting an Application for Duplicate Nevada Certificate of Title. The application should be accompanied by the duplicate car title fee along with the Credit Card Authorization form (if the resident is submitting through the mail and paying by credit card). Once the application is processed, residents will receive their duplicate car title within six weeks. Once the duplicate car title is received, the resident must surrender all previously issued copies of the car title to the Nevada DMV.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Nevada

Do I need to turn in my damaged registration?
Residents of Nevada dealing with damaged, stolen or lost car registrations must purchase a duplicate car registration from the Nevada DMV. Residents can apply for a duplicate car registration online, by mail, by fax or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Residents with damaged car registrations must surrender the damaged copy to the DMV office when applying for a duplicate car registration. Once a duplicate car registration has been received, all previous copies are rendered invalid.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Nevada

Does a motorized scooter need to be registered?
Mopeds or motorized scooters are vehicles with no more than two gross brake horsepower and a displacement of less than 50cc s not capable of traveling faster than 30 mph. Mopeds require Nevada residents to carry at least a Class C drivers license (if not a higher class). Mopeds do not require insurance or registration.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Nevada

Does my vehicle qualify for a smog inspection?
Residents of Nevada who are looking to register cars in the state have a few requirements to meet. For certain residents in particular areas with applicable vehicles, emissions inspections are one of the requirements. Vehicles that are required to have an emissions inspection include:

  • Any vehicles based in Clark or Washoe County
  • Gas-powered vehicles
  • Diesel-powered vehicles weighing 14,000 pounds or less
  • Vehicles with a 1968 or newer model year
  • New vehicles on third registration

Residents must have valid emissions inspection documentation prior to registering cars. Emissions test documents are good for 90 days after testing.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Nevada

How can I avoid a license suspension if I choose not to insure my vehicle?
Nevada vehicle owners must have car insurance to legally operate the vehicles on public roads. Once a resident does not have insurance on the vehicle, he or she must surrender both car registration and license plates. Drivers who fail to surrender registration and license plates in the event of a car insurance lapse will have their registration canceled by the DMV. Notification of cancellation is then sent through the mail. Drivers who operate motor vehicles in Nevada without proper registration are subject to fines and license suspension.

For more information: Nevada Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

How can I get a veteran designation on my ID card?
Former members of the military may receive a NV ID card with a veteran designation by applying at a local Nevada DMV office. Veterans should bring their DD-214 discharge form proving their honorable discharge to the DMV office on the next ID card renewal period. Veterans who need a copy of their DD-214 form must fill out the Online Military Service Record Request with the National Archives.

For more information: How to Apply for a Nevada Identification Card

How can I obtain a copy of the driver manual?
Visit the Nevada DMV website to review the official Driver s Manual. The Nevada DMV provides residents with a Driver s Handbook filled with important driving educational information like:

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Nevada

How can I pay for my traffic or parking ticket?
Residents wondering how to pay traffic tickets in Nevada can choose to pay traffic tickets online, by mail, by phone, by MoneyGram or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Traffic fines are assessed based on the offense, with the specific traffic ticket price displayed on the paperwork handed to drivers by law enforcement officials at the time of the offense. Drivers who pay traffic tickets are also assessing a plea of guilty for the offense and are then subject to any demerit points the offense might result in. Payment options vary by county, so contact the local DMV office to find out the county s specific requirements to pay traffic fines.

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Nevada

How can I renew my drivers license?
Residents of Nevada with expired drivers licenses can apply for a drivers license renewal with the Nevada DMV online, by mail, at a self-service kiosk or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. A few weeks before your expiration date, you should receive a renewal notice from the DMV.

To apply for a drivers license renewal online or at a self-service kiosk, residents will need their drivers license renewal notices with the access code provided on the document. To apply for a drivers license renewal by mail, follow the mailing instructions on the drivers license renewal notice.

If the drivers license renewal notice says that the resident must apply in person, or the resident hasn t received a drivers license renewal notice, they must apply in person at a DMV office. Residents should bring proof of identity with them (expired license is sufficient), as well as the drivers license renewal fee ($41.25 for eight-year licenses, $22.25 for four-year licenses and $17.25 for drivers over 65; fees may vary).

Drivers license renewal applications processed in person require residents to retake the knowledge test if they have more than two moving violations, a license suspension, revocation, cancellation or denial on their record within the last four years. Residents may also have to retake the driving skills test.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Nevada

How can I renew my vehicle registration?
Residents of Nevada looking to renew car registrations can do so using a number of options including:

Mailed applications should include the car registration renewal postcard mailed out to all Nevada residents prior to their car registration expiration date. Mail the entire package to:

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles

Registration Renewal by Mail

P.O Box 6900

Carson City, NV 89702-6900

Kiosks carry an additional $3 fee on top of the car registration renewal fee (fees vary).

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Nevada

How can I transfer my registration to another state?
Registration for U.S. citizens within each state is taken care of on a state-by-state basis, with each state having their own rules and regulations regarding registering cars. Nevada residents leaving the state permanently are encouraged to contact the DMV office of the area they are moving to and ask how to register cars in the state. Residents of Nevada who are leaving the state temporarily for six months or less can keep Nevada registration.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Nevada

How do I apply for a commercial drivers license?
Residents of Nevada looking to obtain a commercial drivers license (CDL license) must fill out a CDL application at a local Nevada DMV office. At the DMV office, drivers will have to complete vision tests, as well as any skills tests associated with their CDL license. Drivers must also list the states where they have held CDL licenses for 10 years prior to living in Nevada (if applicable).

Residents applying for CDL licenses must also provide proof of Nevada residency documentation, as well as proof of identity documentation. Finally, CDL license applicants must self-certify themselves for the type of driving they will be doing with a CDL license. If a physical exam is required after self-certification, drivers must have one conducted by a DMV-approved physician.

CDL license fees are $141.25 for taking knowledge and skills tests, and $111.25 if just the knowledge tests are required (fees may vary).

For more information: Nevada Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

How do I apply for a disabled person parking placard or plates?
Nevada residents can receive handicapped license plates for their car or motorcycle, handicapped placards or motorcycle stickers by applying with the Nevada DMV. Only residents with a permanent disability may receive handicapped plates, while residents with temporary disabilities may receive placards and stickers.

Residents who would like to apply for disabled license plates, placards or stickers must fill out an Application for Disabled Person License Plates/Placards. Organizations who transport disabled individuals can apply for plates with the Organization Application for Disabled Persons License Plates.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Nevada

How do I apply for a drivers license?
To get a drivers license, first apply for a Nevada learners permit. To do so, visit a local Nevada DMV office in person (no online or mail applications) with the following documents:

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of residency
  • Any existing U.S. drivers licenses, learners permits or ID cards
  • Completed Application for Driving Privileges
  • Test fee
  • License fee

Drivers will also have to pass a vision exam and the written knowledge test before getting a drivers license.

Full license fees are $41.25 (fees may vary). New licenses are valid for either eight or four years depending on the year the driver was born.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Nevada

How do I apply for a learner’s permit?
Drivers in Nevada who are at least age 15 years and six months are eligible to apply for a learners permit. Learners permit applications are submitted in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Minors should bring a completed Application for Driving Privileges with them to the DMV office, along with proof of residency, proof of identity and a completed Certification of Attendance confirming the minor is attending school regularly.

Additionally, drivers must pass the vision and writing tests, along with having their parent or guardian sign off on the learners permit on the application form. Fees are $25 for the tests and $22.25 for the learners permit (fees may vary). Learners permits will arrive in the mail within 10 business days.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Nevada

How do I apply for a motorcycle license?
Residents of Nevada who would like to obtain a Class M motorcycle license must apply at a local Nevada DMV office. To apply, submit an Application for Driving Privileges to the DMV office along with the $8.25 Motorcycle Class licensing fee (fees may vary).

Learning motorcycle drivers must choose between a motorcycle learner s permit, or taking the motorcycle driving and written skills tests at the DMV office. The written and driving motorcycle tests are waived if a Certificate of Completion can be showed to a DMV representative.

Drivers who opt out of the class must take the skills test and knowledge test at a full DMV office. A $25 testing fee applies (fees may vary).

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Nevada

How do I change my address on my car insurance?
Nevada residents operating motor vehicles in the state must have continual insurance for the vehicle in order to operate it on public streets. Residents who have had an official address change in state, or new residents from another part of the country with out-of-state car insurance must update their address with their insurance company and have their policy written for Nevada. If the insurance company does not have coverage in Nevada, the driver must get a new policy. The Nevada DMV does not accept out-of-state insurance. To submit an address change request to insurance companies, call the customer service number on the policy documentation.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Nevada

How do I change my address on my car registration?
Residents of Nevada who would like to submit an address change request for their car registration can do so by mail or in-person at a local Nevada DMV office. For car registration address change requests, drivers need to print and complete both the Change of Address Notification by Mail form as well as an Application for Duplicate Certificate of Registration and/or Substitute Decal. Take the two forms to any Nevada DMV office or mail it in to the following address:

DMV Central Services

555 Wright Way

Carson City, NV 89711-0700

Duplicate car registration fees are $5 (fees may vary).

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Nevada

How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?
All commercial drivers license transactions are carried out in person at a CDL license office. This includes completing an application for a cdl address change. Visit your local CDL license office with your current CDL license to complete the process, and be prepared to pay the $4.25 change of address fee. Fees are subject to change.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Nevada

How do I change my address on my drivers license?
Residents of Nevada who have recently moved to a new address must notify the Nevada DMV of the address changing within 30 days. Address change requests can be made online, by mail or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Residents who would like a standard duplicate license reflecting the address changing can apply for a change of address by mail by printing and filling out a Change of Address Notification by Mail form. The fee for an updated driver s license is $3.25 (fees may vary). Online address change requests can be made by visiting the Nevada DMV website s address change page.

Drivers who would like a federal REAL driver s license must apply in person at a DMV office. To do so, print and fill out an Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card, check the box for “Duplicate” and bring it to the DMV office. Federal REAL IDs also require drivers to present proof of identity and proof of address.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Nevada

How do I change my address on my ID card?
Nevada residents who have moved to a new address and would like to reflect the address changing on their ID cards should notify the Nevada DMV within 30 days of moving. ID card address change requests can be conducted online, by mail or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. To make an address change request online, visit the Nevada DMV website s online address change page. To make an address change request by mail, print and complete the Change of Address Notification by Mail form.

To make an address change request in person and receive a Federal REAL-compliant ID card, visit a DMV office with a completed Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card, as well as proof of identity and proof of address. Duplicate ID card fees are $3.25 (fees may vary).

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Nevada

How do I change my name on my car insurance?
Residents of Nevada are required to have continual car insurance for all vehicles they plan to operate on state roads. Residents who have had an official name change must update their car insurance records and receive a new insurance card before they can submit a name change request for their car registration. To submit a name change request with insurance companies, call the customer service number on the policy documentation and inform the representative of the official name change. The company should then send out an updated insurance card.
How do I change my name on my car registration?
Residents of Nevada who have had an official name change and would like to submit a name change request for their car registration must do so in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Residents must bring the legal court document proving the name change (i.e. marriage certificate, divorce documents, certificate of naturalization or court-order for name change). Additionally, residents should bring documentation for a drivers license name change as well, as the DMV office will match the registration to the driver s license name.

Residents then must notify their car insurance companies to receive a new insurance card, as they will need to present the updated insurance card to the DMV. Duplicate car registration fees are $5 (fees may vary).

How do I change my name on my driver’s license?
Residents of Nevada who have recently had an official name change must first request a name change with the Social Security Administration (SSA). The Nevada DMV verifies names, birth dates and Social Security Numbers electronically through the SSA database. To submit a name change request with the SSA, print and complete an Application for a Social Security Card and attach it to one of the following documents:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce documentation
  • Certificate of Naturalization with new name
  • Court ordered name change documentation

From there, bring the documents to a local SSA office.

Once a you have processed a new name change request with the SSA, wait a three business days for the system to update, then visit a local Nevada DMV office. Bring the same name change documentation that was used to update the SSA, along with a completed Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card. Duplicate license fees are $3.25 (fees may vary). Duplicate licenses will be mailed to the driver s address of record.

How do I change my name on my ID card?
Nevada residents who have recently had an official name change must first update the Social Security Administration (SSA) of their name change prior to submitting a name change request with the Nevada DMV. To update the SSA, print and complete an Application for a Social Security Card and attach it to one of the following documents:

  • Certificate of Naturalization with new name
  • Court ordered name change documentation
  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce documentation

Once the SSA is updated, visit a local Nevada DMV office with the same name change documentation that was used to update the SSA. The document should be accompanied by a completed Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card. Duplicate license fees are $3.25 (fees may vary). Duplicate licenses will be mailed to the driver s address of record.

How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?
Nevada residents looking to submit a name change request with the Social Security Administration (SSA) must do so either in person or by mail. To make an official name change, residents should print and complete an Application for a Social Security Card and attach it to one of the following documents:

  • Certificate of Naturalization with new name
  • Court ordered name change documentation
  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce documentation

The Nevada DMV uses the SSA database to verify name, date of birth and Social Security Number of all residents applying for licenses, ID cards, car registrations, car titles and voter registration cards.

How do I file a complaint when I believe someone has illegally accessed my DMV record?
Residents of Nevada who believe their DMV driving record was illegally accessed can file a civil complaint with the local court system in their county. Drivers who have had their driving records illegally accessed can seek civil penalties against the individual or organization that accessed their records in the amount of no less than $2,500, including punitive damages and attorney fees. Additionally, the Nevada DMV can be fined up to $5,000 for each instance of noncompliance with privacy laws.

For more information: Your Nevada Driving Record

How do I file a police report if my car registration was stolen?
Residents of Nevada dealing with lost or stolen car registrations must apply for a duplicate car registration through the Nevada DMV. However, prior to purchasing a duplicate car registration, residents must first report their lost or stolen car registration. To do so, visit a local law enforcement office and ask to file a police report. From there, take a copy of the police report to the DMV when applying for a duplicate car registration so the Nevada DMV can have the loss/theft on record.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Nevada

How do I file a police report if my car title was stolen?
Residents of Nevada dealing with stolen car titles should report the crime to local law enforcement as soon as possible. To do so, contact the local police department and ask for their address or email address. Residents can also visit the police department to file the police report in person. Once the report has been filed, bring a copy to the DMV when applying for a duplicate car title so the DMV can have the theft on file.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Nevada

How do I get a copy of my driving record?
Nevada drivers can get a driving record by mail, online or in person at a self-service kiosk. To obtain driving records by mail, print and complete an Application for Individual Record Information and mail it to the following address:

DMV Records Section

555 Wright Way

Carson City, NV 89711-0250

The fee for drivers records is $7, with an additional $4 for certified driving history records (fees may vary).

To check driving records online, visit the Nevada DMV s Online Driver History page. Drivers can request and print a three-year or 10-year driving history from this page. To check driving records in person, visit a local DMV office and follow the instructions at the self-service kiosks. There will be an additional $1 fee for using the kiosks to check driving records.

For more information: Your Nevada Driving Record

How do I get a duplicate ID card?
Residents of Nevada who have lost, misplaced or stolen ID cards can apply for a duplicate ID card online, at a DMV self-service kiosk or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. To order a duplicate ID card online, visit the Online Duplicate ID Card section of the Nevada DMV website. To order a duplicate ID card at a self-service kiosk, visit one of the large DMV offices in Nevada.

Ordering a duplicate ID card in-person is required if the ID card is expiring in the next 60 days.

For more information: How to Apply for a Nevada Identification Card

How do I get a hardship license?
Residents of Nevada with drivers license suspensions may be eligible for a hardship license after serving at least half of their suspension period. Hardship licenses may be used to drive to and from work, school, grocery stores, medical appointments and court-ordered child visitations. To apply for a hardship license, print and complete a Restricted License Application. Additionally, gather the required documents as follows:

  • Driving to and from work: Drivers should have employers fill out the employment section of the Restricted License Application
  • Driving for medical purposes: provide required physician s statement
  • Driving to and from grocery stores or medical appointments: Verification of Need affidavit completed by unbiased individual and signed in front of a DMV official

Additionally, residents may be required to submit to driving tests, as well as provide proof of insurance. Drivers required to install ignition interlock devices must provide proof of the installation. Certain suspensions require drivers to also attend a traffic safety course.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Nevada

How do I get a replacement license if I am in the military and stationed elsewhere?
Drivers who are active-duty military can apply for a duplicate drivers license through the postal mail by printing and completing an Application for Nevada Driver s License by Mail. Mail the application along with the required documents and the $17.25 duplicate drivers license fee (fees may vary) to the following address:

Alternate Services

555 Wright Way

Carson City, NV 89711

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Nevada Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I get a traffic ticket dismissed?
Residents of Nevada who have received traffic fines can elect to either pay the ticket or dispute the traffic ticket fines in court. Drivers who pay traffic tickets will be assessed the resulting number of points that corresponds with their offense. Drivers who would like to dispute will have to appear in court on the date written on their traffic ticket to plead their case. There, the judge will make a decision based on the evidence which could result in the traffic ticket being dismissed.

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Nevada

How do I obtain a copy of someone else’s driving record?
Nevada privacy laws are strict and outline exact circumstances when a person can access another person s driving records. In general, third parties cannot receive any information on a particular driver s license or registration without said person filling out a Letter of Authorization to Release Information and providing a notarized copy to the third party.

However, there are exceptions to this law. For example, law enforcement agencies can access a Nevada driver s DMV driving record without the person s authorization. In addition, insurance companies can fill out an Application for Records Account to receive a driving record for one of their own policy-holders.

For more information: Your Nevada Driving Record

How do I obtain a duplicate car registration?
Residents can apply for a duplicate drivers license online, by mail, fax or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. To order a duplicate car registration online, visit the Nevada DMV s online duplicate car registration page.

To order a duplicate car registration by mail, fax or in person, print and complete an Application for Duplicate Certificate of Registration. Mailed applications should be sent with a copy of the driver s proof of insurance to the following address:

DMV Central Services

555 Wright Way

Carson City, NV 89711-0700

Faxed applications should be sent to (775) 684-4797.

Residents paying the $5 duplicate car registration fee by credit card through mail or fax should also send a completed Credit Card Authorization form (fees may vary). Residents paying in person should bring the application, proof of insurance and fee to a local DMV office.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Nevada

How do I obtain a duplicate car title?
Residents of Nevada with lost, damaged or stolen car titles can apply for a duplicate car title either by mail or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. To do so, the legal owner must fill out an Application for Duplicate Nevada Certificate of Title and submit it to the DMV. The application must be notarized if the resident is mailing it in. Duplicate car title fees are $20 if the vehicle is staying in Nevada and $35 if it is not located in the state. You will also need to submit a Credit Card Authorization form if you are paying by credit card and mailing the application in.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Nevada

How do I obtain a duplicate license?
You can order a duplicate drivers license online, at a self-service DMV kiosk or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. To order online, visit the Nevada DMV website s Online Request for a Duplicate Drivers License page. Full name, date of birth and Social Security Number details will be requested to complete the online request.

To order a duplicate drivers license at a self-service kiosk, visit any DMV office where a self-service kiosk is present. Duplicate drivers licenses applied for at kiosks cannot be suspended or revoked, and cannot be expiring within the next 60 days. Commercial drivers license holders cannot order duplicate drivers licenses at kiosks. There is an additional $1 service fee for using kiosks .

To order a duplicate drivers license in person, visit any local DMV office with proper photo identification. The fee for duplicate drivers licenses is $17.25 (fees may vary).

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Nevada Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I obtain a salvaged car title?
Residents of Nevada who have obtained a salvage vehicle must apply for a salvaged car title at a local Nevada DMV office. To obtain a salvaged car title, residents must be the registered owner of the vehicle. Provide the DMV office with an Application for Salvage Title and the vehicle s current title within 30 days of obtaining the vehicle. A salvaged car title will be issued to the car s owner within two business days. For insurance companies that have obtained a salvaged vehicle, an Insurance Company Affidavit without Endorsed Title form must be submitted. The fee for a salvage car title is $10 (fees may vary).

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Nevada

How do I obtain car registration?
If the vehicle was purchased new, the dealer will file the auto registration papers on their behalf. From there, residents can register the vehicle online through the Nevada DMV website using their insurance card, electronic dealer sales report (EDRS), emission report (if applicable; must be issued by dealer), and the Application for Vehicle Registration (if submitting in-person at a local Nevada DMV office).

New residents to Nevada along with residents purchasing vehicles from an out-of-state dealer or a private party must register their vehicles in person at a DMV office. To register at a DMV office, bring the following required documents:

  • Insurance card
  • Car title or security agreement (if purchased in-state)
  • Invoice or bill of sale (if purchased out-of-state) must be accompanied by one of the following:
    • Title
    • Certificate of origin
    • Security agreement
    • Lease Agreement
  • Emission Vehicle Inspection Report (if applicable)
  • VIN inspection (if vehicle never registered in Nevada)
  • Odometer reading (if vehicle is less than 10 years old)
  • Application for Vehicle Registration

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Nevada

How do I reinstate after a revocation as a Habitual Traffic Offender?
Residents of Nevada who have accrued 12 or more points on their driving record in the space of one year due to various traffic offenses will receive a six-month drivers license suspension. Drivers facing a points drivers license suspension will receive a certified letter in the mail from the Nevada DMV notifying them of the pending suspension. Prior to the suspension, drivers will have a chance to defend their case in a court hearing conducted by the Office of Administrative Hearings.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Nevada

How do I reinstate my license if I refused to submit a breath/urine/blood test?
If stopped for possible DUI or DWI citations, all drivers are obligated to submit to a breath, urine or blood chemical test. Nevada is an implied consent state, and drivers must consent when asked to test for blood alcohol content. Law enforcement officials are permitted to immediately arrest drivers who resist taking a chemical test. Refusing to take a chemical test under implied consent laws will result in an automatic license suspension.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Nevada

How do I reinstate my suspended license?
For drivers with drivers license suspensions, the requirements for reinstating suspended drivers licenses varies depending on the offense that led to the drivers license suspension. All reinstatement requirements are outlined in the notice sent out to residents at the time of the suspension sentencing. Requirements include waiting for the suspension period to end as well as paying the suspended drivers license fees. Once all requirements have been met, contact a local Nevada DMV office to apply for suspended drivers license reinstatement.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Nevada

How do I remove points from my driver’s license?
Residents of Nevada who have received traffic ticket fines must either pay the ticket or dispute the traffic fines in court. Paying a traffic ticket is considered a guilty plea and is subject to demerit points based on the offense. Residents who would like to reduce the amount of points on their driving record can elect to take traffic school. Traffic school participants with anywhere between three and 11 points can remove three points from their driving history record. Traffic school for points reduction can only be used once every 12 months.

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Nevada

How do I renew my driving permit?
Nevada learners permits are valid for one year. Expired learners permits must be renewed in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Minors must visit with a parent or guardian so they can sign a new Financial Responsibility Statement. Minors must also submit a new Certification of Attendance form.

Residents with learners permits that expired over 30 days ago must take the written knowledge test again. Residents with learners permits that expired over a year ago must provide proof of identity again.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Nevada

How do I renew my ID card?
The Nevada DMV is in the process of transitioning to ID cards that are valid for eight years. Under this transition, residents can renew their licenses for eight years if they were born on an even-numbered year, or four years if born on an odd-numbered year. All ID cards issued after 2018 will be valid for eight years. Eight-year ID card renewals must be done in person at a local Nevada DMV office, while four-year ID card renewals can be done online, by mail, at a self-service kiosk at the DMV office or through a DMV official at the office.

To renew ID cards online, residents must have the renewal notice mailed out from the DMV prior to the ID card expiration date. To renew ID cards by mail, send the renewal notice and ID card renewal fee to the address on the notice itself. To renew ID cards in person, visit a local DMV office and speak to an official. To renew ID cards through the self-service kiosks, residents must also have their renewal notice present. ID card renewals will be mailed to the resident s address within 10 days.

For more information: How to Apply for a Nevada Identification Card

How do I renew my license if I am in the military and stationed elsewhere?
Residents of Nevada who are active-duty members of the military may renew drivers licenses by mail or the Internet using their drivers license renewal notices. Residents who have not received a drivers license renewal notice or received one without an Internet access code can still apply by mail if they meet the following requirements:

  • Active-duty military member
  • Current Nevada resident
  • Out-of-state mailing address
  • No current suspensions, revocations, cancellations or denials on record
  • Not in possession of a commercial drivers license
  • License is either current or has been expired for less than two years

Residents who meet all the above requirements can apply for a drivers license renewal by printing and completing an Application for Nevada Driver s License by Mail and mailing it along with a Leave and Earnings Statement and the drivers license renewal fee. Fees can be paid by check, money order or filling out a Credit Card Authorization form.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Nevada

How do I renew my medical report for a commercial license?
Nevada CDL license holders must self-certify the type of commerce they will be transporting when renewing the CDL application. Most CDL license holders have to undergo a physical examination to make sure they are medically eligible to operate a commercial vehicle. When a CDL license expires, part of the renewal process is to obtain a new physical and medical card. To do so, residents should refer to one of the Nevada DMV-approved physicians listed on the Nevada DMV website.

For more information: Nevada Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

How do I renew my motorcycle license?
Residents of Nevada with motorcycle licenses can renew them the same time they renew their driver s licenses, as the motorcycle license is not separate. To renew, follow the instructions on the license renewal form mailed out to each house a few weeks before the expiration date. Drivers have the option of renewing online, by mail, at a DMV kiosk or in person at a local Nevada DMV office.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Nevada

How do I replace my license if I am a non-U.S. citizen?
Residents of Nevada who are dealing with a lost or stolen drivers license should apply for a duplicate drivers license through the Nevada DMV. Residents who are not U.S. citizens should visit a local Nevada DMV office and follow the same procedures as citizens for purchasing a duplicate drivers license. Residents will need to provide proof of identity documents based on their U.S. residency status. Any of the following forms are acceptable:

  • Permanent Residents:
    • Certificate of Naturalization
    • Certificate of Citizenship
    • Permanent Resident Card (I-551)
    • Valid foreign passport
    • Permit to Reenter the U.S. (must be accompanied by acceptable immigration document)
    • Refugee Travel Documents (must be accompanied by acceptable immigration document)
  • Limited-Term Residents:
    • Employment Authorization Card
    • Valid foreign passport (with U.S. Visa and I-94 form)
    • I-94 (with either Visa or Passport)
    • Unexpired Temporary Resident Card (accompanied by another limited-term document)

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Nevada Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I replace my license if I lost it out of state?
Residents who are out of state and have lost drivers licenses can apply for a duplicate drivers license through the mail. To do so, print and complete an Application for Nevada Driver s License by Mail. Residents must have a vision specialist fill out the section marked “Certificate of Vision Examination.” Send the application with the duplicate drivers license fee to the following address:

Alternate Services

555 Wright Way

Carson City, NV 89711

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Nevada Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I transfer my car title between states?
New residents of Nevada transferring vehicles from their previous states should visit a local Nevada DMV office to obtain a car title transfer. Residents will need to present their current vehicle title, proof of insurance and emissions inspection certificate (if required). Residents of Nevada who are leaving the state for another state should check with the destination state s local DMV office to find out the requirements for transferring car titles in that specific state.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Nevada

How do I transfer my car title if I lost the original?
Residents of Nevada who would like to obtain a car title transfer can do so by visiting a local Nevada DMV office with their current car title, bill of sale and emissions inspection certificate (if applicable). Residents who have lost their original title must first apply for a duplicate car title by submitting an Application for Duplicate Title to DMV officials. Once the duplicate title application is received along with the other required documents, residents will be able to process their car title transfer.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Nevada

How do I transfer my car title?
Whether buying a new car, selling a new car, transferring it to a family member or donating it, transferring car titles in Nevada requires residents to visit a local Nevada DMV office. To initiate the car title transfer process, find the car title then sign and date it in the appropriate section on the back. Have the new vehicle owner sign and date the back as well. Complete and sign a bill of sale and give the new vehicle owner a copy, then remove the license plates from the vehicle. From there, the new owner must bring the signed title to a DMV office to complete the title transfer. Residents without a title can substitute an Application for Duplicate Title as long as they accompany it with a bill of sale.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Nevada

How do I transfer the title of my RV?
Residents of Nevada who have purchased an RV must follow the same procedures for obtaining a car title transfer as any other vehicle. To initiate a car title transfer, visit a local Nevada DMV office with the current title and bill of sale. If no title is available, print and complete an Application for Duplicate Title. The difference in titling RVs versus titling other passenger vehicles is in registration fees, which are based on the weight and size of the vehicle.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Nevada

How does a military member obtain a motorcycle license?
There is no difference to the standard method of application. To apply for a Class M motorcycle license, former military members must complete an Application for Driving Privileges and submit it to a local Nevada DMV office along with the application fee and a Certificate of Completion from a motorcycle driver education course. Residents who opt out of taking the course must take the written knowledge test and road skills test at the DMV office before they can receive their license.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Nevada

How does the DMV check my vision?
Residents of Nevada who would like to apply for drivers licenses must do so in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Drivers must meet a set of requirements to receive a drivers license, including passing a written knowledge test, road skills test and submitting to a vision exam. The vision exam tests the driver s ability to see at the minimum acceptable level of 20/40. Drivers with results below this level will have a Restriction B put on their driving license and must wear contact lens or glasses to drive.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Nevada

How long do I need my learners permit before I can get my drivers license?
To get an Unrestricted Drivers License, beginning drivers must be at least 16 years old to apply for a full license. Other requirements include:

  • Holding a learners permit for six months prior to applying for a full license.
  • Not being at-fault for any accidents involved in six months prior to applying for a full license
  • Have not received any moving violation convictions for the six months prior to applying for a full license
  • Have not received any alcohol or drug-related convictions for the six months prior to applying for a full license

Once a driver has met all requirements, they can visit a local Nevada DMV office to apply for a full license.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Nevada

How long does it take to receive my replacement car title after ordering online?
Nevada residents who have recently lost, damaged or stolen car titles must apply for a duplicate car title by mail or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Online duplicate car title applications are not available at this time. Once the duplicate car title application has been processed, residents should expect to receive their duplicate car title within six weeks.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Nevada

How long will I have a suspended license for not taking a chemical test?
Residents of Nevada with drivers licenses are subject to implied consent laws when it comes to DUI and DWI stops. Law enforcement officials in Nevada are allowed to use reasonable force with regards to getting driver to submit to a chemical test, including the use of constraints. Drivers who resist and continue to refuse a blood, breath or urine test are subject to a year-long drivers license suspension.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Nevada

How long will it take to get my new ID card?
Residents of Nevada ordering ID cards or ID card replacements through a local Nevada DMV office, online or through a self-service kiosk will receive new ID cards within 10 business days. ID cards in Nevada are sent from a central issuance center to prevent fraud. Therefore, residents should make sure the Nevada DMV has the correct mailing address on file. Residents who have not received their ID card within 10 business days should contact the Nevada DMV.

For more information: How to Apply for a Nevada Identification Card

How many points can I get on my driving record before my driver’s license is suspended?
Nevada drivers looking to obtain their driving records can do so either online, by mail or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Drivers should check their driving records for any inaccuracies and report them directly to the Nevada DMV. Nevada driving laws prohibit excessive traffic and moving violations by utilizing a demerit point system that assesses points to a driving record based on the severity of the offenses. Drivers who receive more than 12 points in a 12-month period will drivers license suspension for six months.

For more information: Your Nevada Driving Record

How many times can I attend a traffic school course to remove points from my driving record?
Drivers in Nevada who have received traffic violations resulting in potential demerit point on their driving record have a chance to remove some of those points by attending traffic school. Drivers who have accumulated between three and 11 points on their record can have three points removed by attending a Nevada DMV-approved traffic school course. Drivers can only attend traffic school to remove points from their driving record once each 12-month period. Drivers who have had points removed due to traffic school will still have the conviction on their driving record.

For more information: Your Nevada Driving Record

How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?
Residents of Nevada who have had an official name change must submit a name change request to the Nevada DMV within 30 days to update their car registration. To submit a car registration name change request, residents must first update the Social Security Administration (SSA). Once the SSA is updated, residents must visit a local Nevada DMV office and submit a name change request for their driver s license. The Nevada DMV updates car registrations with whatever name is on the resident s driver s license.

Fees for duplicate driver s licenses are $3.25. Fees for duplicate car registrations are $5.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?
Nevada residents who have had an official name change are only obligated to change the name on a vehicle s title if they are adding or dropping names from the title in the process. However, the Nevada DMV recommends that drivers submit a title name change request even if the owner(s) of the vehicle is remaining the same. To change the name on a car title, bring the title to a local Nevada DMV office. If the car is being financed and has a lien holder, the lien holder must approve the change.
How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?
Depending on how many state documents need to feature the official name change, the cost of name change fees vary. To receive a duplicate driver s license with an official name change, fees are $3.25. Fees for a duplicate ID card with the updated official name change are also $3.25. Residents who would like to update car registrations with official name changes will have to pay a duplicate car registration fee of $5. Fees may vary.
How often do I need to renew my CDL license?
Commercial drivers are required to renew CDLs every four years or eight years depending on their birth date and the date which the CDL license was issued. To renew CDL licenses in Nevada, drivers must visit a local Nevada DMV office with the following:

  • Current CDL license
  • Proof of residency
  • Proof of identity
  • CDL license renewal notice
  • Completed medical exam report (if applicable)
  • CDL license renewal fee (fees vary based on length of license validation and the amount of tests the driver has to take)

The Nevada DMV sends out renewal notices prior to CDL license expiration dates with further instructions on how to renew CDL licenses.

For more information: Nevada Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

How soon can I renew my driver’s license?
Residents of Nevada with approaching expiration dates for their drivers licenses are urged to renew drivers licenses early. Residents are able to apply for a drivers license replacement at any time in person at a Nevada DMV office, regardless of the driver s city or county of residence. Residents applying less than six months prior to their expiration date will have the expiration date extended either four or eight years ahead. Residents applying for drivers license renewals six months to a year prior to their expiration date will have their expiration date extended either three or seven years ahead.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Nevada

If a family member dies and leaves his or her car to me, how do I switch over the title?
Residents of Nevada who have had a family member die and leave them a vehicle must obtain a car title transfer at a local Nevada DMV office. To do so, provide the DMV office with a certified copy of the vehicle owner s Death Certificate. Beneficiaries must also surrender the vehicle s current license plate and their family member s driver s license. Submit the items along with the vehicle s title and a $20 title fee (fees may vary). If the title is unavailable, submit a Transfer on Death Beneficiary s Affidavit for Title form.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Nevada

If I do not renew on time, will there be an additional fee?
Residents of Nevada are urged to renew car registrations on or by the expiration date listed on their current car registration. The Nevada DMV issues late fees for vehicles in the form of $6 per month over the expiration date. In addition, there is a $6 Governmental Services Tax penalty (or 10 percent of the registration fee, whichever is higher, including taxes). Nevada does not have a grace period for late car registration renewals.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Nevada

If I file a police report, will my replacement fee be waived?
Residents of Nevada who are dealing with recently lost or stolen drivers licenses should apply for a duplicate drivers license through the Nevada DMV. Residents should also file a police report for the loss/theft and bring the report to the DMV office to put it on their file. Residents are still required to pay the $17.25 fee for a duplicate drivers license. Duplicate drivers license fees are required for all residents, with the exception of homeless individuals who are given a one-time fee waiver. To receive the fee waiver, individuals should fill out the Declaration of Homeless Status form.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Nevada Driver’s License or ID Card

If I have been in an accident, what property damage do I have to report?
Residents of Nevada involved in a car accident that resulted in a police investigation do not need to report anything. The officer in question will file their report of the investigation, which will serve as the report for insurance companies. If a police report was not filed, drivers must report the accident if there were injuries or a death, or if there was property damage in excess of $750.

For more information: Nevada Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

If I live outside of the state for half the year, am I still required to have car insurance?
Residents of Nevada who have cars registered in the state must have car insurance at all times while operating the vehicle. Residents who let their car insurance lapse will have the vehicle s registration canceled, regardless of whether they are in the state or not. Operating a vehicle in Nevada without valid registration can result in fines and license suspension.

For more information: Nevada Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

If I lost my traffic or parking ticket, how can I find the information again?
Residents of Nevada who have received traffic ticket fines can pay them through their county clerk either online, by mail, phone, MoneyGram or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Residents who have lost their traffic ticket fine information should contact their county clerk to get a duplicate. Certain counties also have online databases where residents can enter their driver s license or car registration details and receive the information on their computer. Contact the local county clerk for more information on options.

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Nevada

If I’m out of state and lost my ID, how can I get a new one?
Residents of Nevada who have lost, stolen or misplaced Nevada ID cards while out of state cannot apply for ID cards by mail. To contact the Nevada DMV for possible alternative options for receiving a duplicate ID card, residents must call one of the following numbers corresponding to their home area in Nevada:

  • Las Vegas Area: 702-486-4368
  • Reno/Sparks/Carson City: 775-684-4368
  • Rural Nevada: 877-368-7828

For more information: How to Apply for a Nevada Identification Card

If my driver’s license was confiscated at the time of my DUI/DWI arrest, how do I get it back?
Residents of Nevada who have had their license suspended due to driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction cannot get their license back until having satisfied suspension requirements. DWI and DUI citations typically require a number of actions before full license privileges are restored. Requirements vary by county. Drivers are given the requirements at the time of their conviction. Requirements can include anywhere from 90 days to three years of license suspension, two days to six years of jail time, up to $5,000 in fees and a required interlock ignition device (IID) installation.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Nevada

Is there a different process I must follow if I lost personalized plates?
Residents of Nevada who have lost car registrations and license plates can either apply for a substitute license plate or a duplicate license plate. Substitute license plates are issued with a new number, while duplicate license plates are issued with the same number and style. To order a duplicate personalized plate, visit a local Nevada DMV office with a completed Application for Duplicate Certificate of Registration. Duplicate personalized plates are subject to a duplicate fee based on the plate style.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Nevada

Is there a minimum age I have to be to get a commercial drivers license?
Depending on the purposes a driver hopes to use a CDL license for, the age restrictions vary. The minimum age to have an interstate CDL license and be allowed to transport hazardous materials is 21 years old.

Drivers must be 25 or older to drive combination vehicles over 70 feet long.

Drivers between 18 and 20 have intrastate CDL licenses which prohibit drivers from carrying passengers and hazardous material transport, as well as interstate commerce.

To apply for a CDL license, visit a local Nevada DMV office.

For more information: Nevada Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

Is there an age limit to renew your license?
Residents of Nevada with expired drivers licenses can apply for drivers license renewals online, by mail, at a self-service kiosk or in person at a local Nevada DMV office depending on their eligibility. There is no age limit for renewing drivers licenses. However, drivers over 70 may be required to renew drivers licenses in person so they can take a vision test and/or physical exam.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Nevada

Should I carry the registration on me or in the car?
Nevada residents who have recently registered cars in the state will want to keep their registration in the vehicle. In the event that a resident is stopped by law enforcement, they must provide proof of insurance as well as their car registration. Keeping the car registration in the car lowers the risk of a resident losing it.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Nevada

What address will my replacement license be mailed to?
To order a drivers license replacement by mail is an option only for out-of-state residents. Print and complete the file then mail it to provide on the Application for Nevada Driver s License by Mail, and mail it with a check to:

Alternate Services

555 Wright Way

Carson City, NV 89711

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Nevada Driver’s License or ID Card

What are requirements for seniors to renew a driving license?
Senior drivers in Nevada who would like to renew expired drivers licenses can do so either online, by mail, at a DMV self-service kiosk or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Drivers in Nevada aged 65 or older can obtain a renewed drivers license valid for four years for a fee of $17.25. Senior drivers who have been driving with an instruction permit and have completed the requirements to obtain a full license will pay a $3.25 fee to transition (fees may vary).

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Nevada

What are some reasons that may require me to transfer my car title?
Residents of Nevada who are looking to initiate a car title transfer will have to do so by visiting a local Nevada DMV office with the vehicle s current title and other required documents. There are a variety of reasons residents may want to transfer car titles, including:

  • Purchasing a used vehicle
  • Selling a used vehicle
  • Transferring a vehicle to a family member
  • Donating or gifting a vehicle
  • Inheriting a vehicle
  • Vehicle owner changed name

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Nevada

What are some violations that may constitute in a suspended license?
Residents of Nevada can be dealt a drivers license suspension for certain violations. Offenses that result in a suspended drivers license include:

  • Point suspension Any driver who accrues 12 or more points on their driving record within a year period
  • DUI Any driver found through breath, blood or urine test to have a blood alcohol content above the legal limit while operating a motor vehicle
  • Accidents with bicyclist/pedestrian Any drivers who cause an accident with a bicyclist or pedestrian
  • Failure to appear Drivers who fail to appear for a court date due to a traffic ticket
  • Security deposit Any drivers involved in accidents with over $750 worth of damage who are found to not have liability insurance
  • Failure to maintain auto insurance
  • Child support Drivers who have not paid court-ordered child support payments
  • Graffiti Drivers found guilty of graffiti violations
  • Firearms Any juvenile drivers found guilty of firearm offenses
  • Street racing Drivers found guilty of organizing and/or participating in illegal street racing events on Nevada public highways
  • Alcohol and drugs Any juvenile drivers found guilty of purchasing or drinking/using alcohol beverages or controlled substances

For more information: Suspended License Information for Nevada

What are the age restrictions to ride a motorcycle?
Motorbike drivers younger than 18 must possess a learner s permit for at least six months prior to applying for a driver s license. Minor drivers must also follow the restrictions placed on motorcycle learner s permits, as well as take a driver education course that covers motorcycle driver education.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Nevada

What are the available commercial license endorsements?
Nevada drivers who are submitting CDL applications or are already CDL license holders can add certain endorsements to their CDL licenses based on the commercial vehicle they will be driving and the cargo or passengers they will be transporting. Each CDL license endorsement has an associated test that must be completed during the CDL application process at a local Nevada DMV office. The available tests/endorsements are as follows:

  • Passenger Transport test: All bus driver applicants
  • Combination Vehicles test: All combination vehicle driver applicants
  • Hazardous Materials test: All hazardous materials applicants (must pass TSA background check as well)
  • Tank Vehicle test: All drivers hauling liquid or gaseous material in a tank or tanks with a single capacity of 119 gallons and a collective capacity of 1,000 gallons
  • Doubles/Triples test: All double or triple trailer driver applicants
  • School Bus test: Taken in addition to Passenger Transport test

For more information: Nevada Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What are the consequences of driving with a suspended license?
Residents of Nevada with suspended drivers licenses are required to satisfy all suspension requirements and apply for a suspended drivers license reinstatement before operating motor vehicles in the state. Penalties for driving with a suspended drivers license include anywhere from $500 to $1,000 in fines and 30 days to six months in jail. Additionally, the resident s drivers license suspension may be extended.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Nevada

What are the different types of driving records?
Residents of Nevada who would like to check driving records have a few options for doing so: online through the Online Driver History section of the Nevada DMV website, by mail or in person through a self-service kiosk at a local Nevada DMV office. To check driving records, residents have the option of receiving a three-year history, a 10-year history or a school bus history. Drivers may also request a certified driving record for an additional $4 fee by mail.

For more information: Your Nevada Driving Record

What are the fees associated with an ID card?
The fees for an Nevada ID card are:

  • Residents aged 10 to 17
    • Original or eight-year renewal/duplicate: $9.25
    • Four-year renewal/duplicate: $6.25
  • Residents aged 18 to 64
    • Original or eight-year renewal/duplicate: $21.25
    • Four-year renewal/duplicate: $12.25
  • Residents 65 or older
    • Original or duplicate: $7.25
    • Renewal: $3.25
  • Corrected ID card
    • Change of address: $3.25
    • Change of information other than address: $7.25

For more information: How to Apply for a Nevada Identification Card

What are the fees for a duplicate drivers license?
Residents of Nevada who have lost, damaged or stolen drivers licenses should purchase a duplicate drivers license. Residents can fill out a duplicate drivers license application either online, at a self-service kiosk, in person at a local Nevada DMV office or by mail (out of state only). The fee for a duplicate drivers license is $17.25. Residents purchasing a duplicate drivers license at a self-service kiosk must also pay a $1 service fee.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Nevada Driver’s License or ID Card

What are the learners permit restrictions during my first year?
Learners permit holders have a number of driving restrictions:

  • No passengers in vehicles less than 18 other than immediate family members (for minor drivers)
  • No driving between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless traveling to/from scheduled event (i.e. work or school-related)
  • Blood Alcohol Concentration limit of 0.02 percent for drivers under 21
  • No detectable amount of controlled substance in system

Minors can also have their learners permits suspended for certain non-driving offenses (such as drug, alcohol or firearm violations).

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Nevada

What are the medical certifications required to obtain a CDL?
CDL license holders in Nevada are required to self-certify the type of driving they will be doing at the time of their CDL application. There are four types of certifications a driver can have: interstate non-excepted, interstate excepted, intrastate non-excepted or intrastate excepted. Non-excepted drivers must take a medical examination, while excepted drivers do not need a medical examination and are restricted to the following jobs:

  • Transporting school children/staff between home and school (does not include extracurricular activities)
  • Federal, state or local employees
  • Rescue vehicle drivers during emergencies
  • Transporting propane winter heating fuel during emergency situations
  • Pipeline emergencies
  • Custom harvesting machinery on a farm
  • Beekeepers during seasonal transportation
  • Non-combination vehicles operated by farmers for transporting agriculture
  • Private passenger vehicles for non-business purposes
  • Transporting migrant workers
  • Transporting sick or injured persons, or human corpses

All changes to self-certification must be made in-person at a local Nevada DMV office.

For more information: Nevada Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What are the most common reasons why I would need to replace my registration?
Residents of Nevada can purchase a duplicate car registration through the Nevada DMV by filling out an Application for Duplicate Certificate of Registration online, by mail, fax or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. The most common reasons residents need to purchase duplicate car registrations or license plates is if either of those items were stolen, lost or damaged. Damaged copies of registration and license plates must be surrendered at the time of purchasing duplicate car registrations.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Nevada

What are the penalties for getting a traffic ticket with a driver’s permit?
Drivers in Nevada who are in possession of a learner s permit and receive traffic ticket fines are subject to the same penalties as fully-licensed drivers. Additionally, minors with learner s permits who have received traffic fines may find themselves penalized by not being able to get a full license for a longer period of time. Learner s permit drivers who are minors must have no at-fault accidents or moving violation convictions for the six months prior to applying for a full license.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Nevada

What are the penalties of being convicted of driving under the influence?
Nevada drivers convicted for driving under the influence are subject to a number of penalties depending on how many times they have been convicted before of a DUI.

First offenses You are fined $400 and $1,000, and receive a 90-day license suspension and possible ignition interlock device (IID) requirement.

Second offense Drivers are fined between $750 and $1,000, are jailed for as little as 10 days to six months, get a year-long license suspension and possible IID requirement.

Third or subsequent offenses Drivres are fined $2,000 to $5,000. Additionally, drivers can face anywhere from two days to six years in jail, and 90- day or three-year of license suspensions.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Nevada

What are the reinstatement fees I will have to pay for a suspended license?
Residents of Nevada with suspended drivers licenses must meet certain requirements before they can reinstate suspended drivers licenses. In addition to waiting the required amount of time for the suspension period to end, drivers must also meet various other obligations outlined in the notice sent out by the Nevada DMV at the time of the drivers license suspension. Part of these requirements will be to pay a fee, which varies depending on the offense that led to the drivers license suspension.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Nevada

What are the required fees for my vehicle registration?
The total amount of fees associated with getting car registrations in Nevada depend on the type of car and the county the resident is registering cars in. The Nevada DMV charges registration fees, along with a governmental services tax and (in some counties) a supplemental governmental services tax. Fees are as follows:

  • Passenger cars (regardless of weight): $33.
  • Motorcycle (except trimobiles): $39
  • Trimobiles: $33
  • Travel trailer: $27.
  • Trailer or semi-trailer weighing under 1,000 pounds: $12
  • Trailer or semi-trailer weighing over 1,000 pounds: $24
  • Permits for golf carts: $10.
  • Low-speed vehicles: $33.
  • Motor truck, truck-tractor or bus with weight of:
    • Less than 6,000 pounds: $33.
    • Over 6,000 pounds and less than 8,499 pound: $38.
    • Over 8,500 pounds and less than 10,000 pounds: $48.
    • Over 10,001 pounds and less than 26,000 pounds: $12 for each 1,000 pounds or fraction thereof.
    • Over 26,001 pounds and less than 80,000 pounds: $17 for each 1,000 pounds or fraction thereof (maximum fee: $1,360)

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Nevada

What are the required fees to get a replacement car title?
After submitting the Application for Duplicate Nevada Certificate of Title, you will need to pay the duplicate car title fee either in person, by check, money order or credit card. Credit card payments can be made through the mail by filling out a Credit Card Authorization form. Fees for duplicate car titles are $20 if the vehicle is remaining in Nevada and $35 if the vehicle is no longer in Nevada. There is also a title processing fee of $8.25 for all title transactions where car ownership is being changed completely.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Nevada

What are the required fees to get replacement registration?
Residents of Nevada can apply for duplicate car registration by mail, fax, online or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. In addition to supplying the DMV office with an Application for Duplicate Certificate of Registration and proof of insurance, residents must also pay a $5 duplicate car registration fee (fees may vary). Fees can be paid by cash, check, money order or credit card. For credit card payments through mail or fax, residents must complete a Credit Card Authorization form.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Nevada

What are the required fees to renew my registration?
Residents of Nevada who are renewing car registrations in the state can do so in a number of ways. Once car registration renewal is complete, residents will have to pay a registration fee based on the type of vehicle they have and (in some cases) the weight. The fee schedule is as follows:

  • Passenger cars (regardless of weight): $33.
  • Motorcycle (except trimobiles): $39
  • Trimobiles: $33
  • Travel trailer: $27
  • Trailer or semi-trailer weighing under 1,000 pounds: $12
  • Trailer or semi-trailer weighing over 1,000 pounds: $24
  • Permits for golf carts: $10
  • Low-speed vehicles: $33
  • Motor truck, truck-tractor or bus with weight of:
    • Less than 6,000 pounds: $33
    • Over 6,000 pounds and less than 8,499 pound: $38
    • Over 8,500 pounds and less than 10,000 pounds: $48
    • Over 10,001 pounds and less than 26,000 pounds: $12 for each 1,000 pounds or fraction thereof
    • Over 26,001 pounds and less than 80,000 pounds: $17 for each 1,000 pounds or fraction thereof (maximum fee: $1,360)

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Nevada

What are the requirements to operate a three-wheel motorcycle?
Three-wheel motorcycles in Nevada (also known as “trimobiles”) are considered any three-wheeled vehicle powered by one or two wheels. Drivers are required to have a Class C license to operate a trimobile, as opposed to a class M. Drivers of trimobiles are not required to wear helmets, though a face shield or goggles are required (unless the trimobile is already equipped with a face shield).

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Nevada

What are the suspensions eligible for a hardship license?
Residents of Nevada with suspended drivers licenses are eligible for a hardship license for all offenses aside from the following:

  • Drivers required to have Ignition Interlock Devices (IID) installed (specific requirements exist for IID drivers)
  • Drivers with child support suspensions
  • Select juvenile driver suspensions

Drivers must serve at least half of their drivers license suspension period prior to applying for a hardship license. Drivers with commercial drivers licenses may not apply for hardship licenses. Hardship licenses can be used to drive to and from work, school, grocery stores, medical appointments and court-ordered child visits.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Nevada

What do I need to do to get my driver’s license if I fail the driving test?
Residents of Nevada who would like to obtain drivers licenses in the state must apply in person at a local Nevada DMV office. As part of the licensing requirements, drivers must pass a vision exam, written knowledge test and road skills test. The written knowledge test consists of 50 questions and must be passed with a score of 80 percent or higher. The road skills test must be passed before a drivers license can be issued. Drivers who fail either the road skills test or knowledge test must take it again for a retesting fee of $10 (fees may vary).

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Nevada

What documents do I need to get a learner’s permit?
Residents of Nevada who are looking to obtain a learners permit have to visit a local Nevada DMV office. During the DMV visit, drivers must provide DMV officials with a number of documents and items, including:

  • Application for Driving Privileges
  • Proof of Residency
  • Proof of Identity
  • Completed Certification of Attendance form

Additionally, learners permit applicants will need to pay the $25 testing fee for the vision and written knowledge tests, as well as the $22.25 learners permit fee (fees may vary).

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Nevada

What documents do I need to get a motorcycle license?
Drivers who have completed a motorcycle training course must provide an Application for Driving Privileges, Certificate of Completion from the driving course and the current standard driver s license.

Drivers younger than 18 must also have a parent or guardian complete and submit a Financial Responsibility Statement.

Drivers who do not take a motorcycle education course will have to take the written and skills tests at the DMV office, along with submitting the $25 testing fee (fees may vary).

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Nevada

What documents do I need to get my drivers license?
To apply for drivers licenses in the state, present the following documents:

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of residency
  • Any existing U.S. drivers licenses, learners permits or ID cards
  • Completed Application for Driving Privileges
  • Test fee
  • License fee

Full drivers license fees are $41.25 (fees may vary). Drivers licenses are mailed out within 10 business days of application, drivers receive an interim document for $3.25 for the duration of the wait.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Nevada

What documents do I need to present for a replacement car title?
Applicants will need to submit a completed Application for Duplicate Nevada Certificate of Title along with a Credit Card Authorization form if paying by credit card and mailing the application. Additionally, drivers requesting the duplicate car title in another state must provide a written statement from their current state of residence s DMV authorizing the submission. Mailed duplicate car title applications must be notarized.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Nevada

What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?
Residents of Nevada who have recently had an official address change must notify the Nevada DMV within 30 days. Drivers who have a Federal REAL ID or would like to receive one must submit an address change request in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Necessary forms include the Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card, proof of identity documentation and proof of residency documentation.

Acceptable proof of residency includes:

  • Dated within past 60 days:
    • Rent/lease receipt
    • Copy of lease with applicant as lessee
    • Public utility record at applicant s address
    • Bank/credit card statement
    • Paycheck stub
    • State/Federal court document
    • Receipt/Bill requesting payment in state (excluding medical bills)
    • Nevada educational institution record
    • Nevada hotel/motel/RV park/campground record showing no less than 30 days consecutive residency
    • Voter registration card issued in Nevada
    • Receipt of benefits from Nevada public assistance program
    • Leave and Earnings Statement from military member deployed outside Nevada on active duty
    • Notarized statement from residence owners showing applicant physically lives at their residence
  • Additional acceptable documents:
    • Insurance agency document
    • Tax records (no property taxes)
    • Property tax record showing taxes paid
    • Mortgage deed
    • Confidential Address Program (CAP) documents

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Nevada

What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?
Residents of Nevada who have had an official address change and are not U.S. citizens must still submit an official address change request with the Nevada DMV. To do so and receive a Federal REAL drivers license or ID card, residents must visit a local Nevada DMV office with an Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card, proof of identity documentation and proof of residency documentation.

Acceptable proof of identity documentation for non-U.S. citizens includes:

  • Permanent Residents
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Citizenship Certificate
    • Permanent Resident Card
    • Valid, unexpired foreign passport
    • Permit to Reenter the U.S. (coupled with an acceptable immigration document, i.e. I-551, I-94, or I-766)
    • Refugee Travel Documents (coupled with an acceptable immigration document, i.e. I-551, I-94, or I-766)
  • Limited-Term Residents
    • Unexpired Employment Authorization Card
    • Valid, unexpired foreign passport (with unexpired U.S. Visa and I-94 form)
    • Arrival/Departure I-94 form (with Visa/Passport)
    • Unexpired Temporary Resident Card (with another limited-term resident document)

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Nevada

What documents do I need to present to get a replacement car registration?
To apply for duplicate auto registration, drivers will need to supply certain documents to DMV officials. Required documents include an Application for Duplicate Certificate of Registration and proof of insurance. Residents applying by mail or fax and paying the $5 duplicate registration fee with a credit card must also submit a Credit Card Authorization form. Fees may vary.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Nevada

What documents do I need to present to get new registration?
Residents of Nevada looking to get car registrations must do so either online (if buying a vehicle from a Nevada dealer) or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Residents getting car registrations must provide the following required documents at the DMV office:

  • Insurance card
  • Car title or security agreement (if purchased in state)
  • Invoice or bill of sale (if purchased out of state) must be accompanied by one of the following:
    • Title
    • Certificate of origin
    • Security agreement
    • Lease Agreement
  • Emission Vehicle Inspection Report (if applicable)
  • VIN inspection (if vehicle never registered in Nevada)
  • Odometer reading (if vehicle s less than 10 years old)
  • Application for Vehicle Registration

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Nevada

What documents do I need to present to renew my car registration?
Residents of Nevada with expiring car registrations must renew car registrations with the Nevada DMV. To do so, residents will need to provide certain required documents, including:

  • Insurance card
  • Car registration renewal notice
  • Emissions inspection certificate (if applicable)
  • Current valid Nevada driver s license

Additionally, residents mailing in their car registration renewal applications may have to provide one or more of the following documents:

  • Change of Address Notification
  • Emission Control Exemption Application
  • Payment Authorization
  • Affidavit of Non-Operation
  • Non-Resident, Active Duty Military Governmental Services Tax Exemption Affidavit
  • Non-Resident Military Spouse Governmental Services Tax Exemption Affidavit
  • Designation of Use for Veterans Exemption
  • Affidavit for Transfer of Exemption to Spouse
  • Active Duty Military Combat Affidavit
  • Trust Affidavit for Exemptions
  • Restored Vehicle Odometer Certification for Emission Exemption

To find out more about mail car registration renewals, call the Nevada DMV at:

  • Las Vegas: 702-486-4368
  • Reno/Sparks/Carson City: 775-684-4368
  • Rural Nevada: 877-368-7828

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Nevada

What documents do I need to present to renew my drivers license?
Residents of Nevada with expired drivers licenses must apply for drivers license renewals with the Nevada DMV. Required documents include:

  • Drivers license renewal notice (for online, mail and kiosk drivers license renewals)
  • Expired drivers license (if applying in-person)

In-person applicants with two moving violations, a suspension, revocation, cancellation or denial on their record will also have to retake the knowledge and drive skills tests.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Nevada

What documents do I need to transfer my car title?
Residents of Nevada looking to obtain a car title transfer can do so by visiting a local Nevada DMV office. When visiting the DMV office, there are a few documents residents must provide to the DMV officials, including:

  • Signed and dated vehicle title
  • Application for Duplicate Title (if vehicle title is missing)
  • Bill of sale
  • Emissions inspection certificate (if applicable)

Duplicate title fees are $20 if the vehicle is remaining in Nevada and $35 if the vehicle is not physically located in Nevada (fees may vary).

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Nevada

What documents will I need to present to replace my drivers license?
Residents of Nevada looking to obtain duplicate drivers licenses can request one online, at a self-service kiosk or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. If applying online or at a kiosk, residents must provide their name and Social Security Number. Residents who would like to obtain a Real ID compliant license must visit a DMV office in person with the required proof of identity, proof of address and Social Security documents. Acceptable documents include:

  • One proof of identity
    • Birth certificate (original or certified copy)
    • Valid U.S. Passport or Passport Card
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad
    • Out-of-state driver s license, permit or ID card with Real ID marking
    • Permanent Residents:
      • Certificate of Naturalization
      • Certificate of Citizenship
      • Permanent Resident Card (I-551)
      • Valid foreign passport
      • Permit to Reenter the U.S. (must be accompanied by acceptable immigration document)
      • Refugee Travel Documents (must be accompanied by acceptable immigration document)
    • Two proofs of address
      • Receipt for rent or lease
      • Lease agreement
      • Record from a public utility service
      • Bank/credit card statement
      • Paycheck stub
      • Federal or state court document
      • Record from Nevada educational institution
      • Record from Nevada hotel, motel, RV park or campground with 30 days consecutive residence
      • Nevada voter registration card
      • Receipt of benefits from Nevada public assistance program
      • Leave and Earnings Statement indicating Nevada residency for member of the military deployed outside Nevada
      • Notarized statement from residence owner indicating applicant physically resides at their residence
    • One proof of Social Security
      • Social Security Card
      • W-2
      • IRS Form 1099
      • IRS Form 1099A
      • Paycheck stub with complete Social Security number listed

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Nevada Driver’s License or ID Card

What exams do I need to pass to get a motorcycle license?
Motorcycle drivers have the choice of either completing a motorcycle driver education course or taking both the written knowledge and road skills tests. The written knowledge test must be passed before a driver can take the road skills test. Skills tests assess a driver s ability to control the motorcycle equipment, as well as check the vehicle for safety.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Nevada

What forms must I fill out for a duplicate car title?
Residents of Nevada who have lost, damaged or stolen car titles must apply for a duplicate title with the Nevada DMV. To do so, residents should print and complete an Application for Duplicate Nevada Certificate of Title and have it notarized (if mailing in the application). Additionally, residents paying for their duplicate car title fee by credit card through the mail must print and complete a Credit Card Authorization form and attach it to the duplicate car title application.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Nevada

What happens if I get traffic ticket fines and I have a CDL?
Nevada drivers in possession of a commercial driver s license (CDL) who have received traffic fines are subject to the same penalties as drivers with regular full licenses. Commercial drivers must report any traffic ticket fines to their employer within 30 days of receiving the ticket. Additionally, traffic ticket convictions for any of the following violations will result in CDL suspensions:

  • DUI/DWI
  • Refusing blood alcohol content test
  • Leaving scene of accident
  • Operating while license is suspended, cancelled or revoked
  • Negligent operation resulting in a death

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Nevada

What happens to my commercial driver license if I am convicted of a DUI?
Drivers in Nevada who hold a CDL license are subject to stricter alcohol requirements than drivers with non-commercial licenses. The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for CDL license holders is 0.04 percent. If caught driving while influenced for the first time, the CDL license will be suspended for one year for the following:

  • Testing above 0.04 percent BAC while operating a commercial vehicle
  • Refusing a BAC test
  • Operating a commercial vehicle under the influence of any controlled substance

Drivers convicted of a second offense will lose their CDL license for life. Drivers will also be put in jail for 24 hours if less than 0.04 percent BAC is detected.

For more information: Nevada Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What if the original is located after my car title replacement has been issued?
Nevada residents with lost car titles will have to apply for duplicate car titles by mail or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Once the duplicate car title has been processed, it becomes the valid car title for that vehicle. If the previously lost car title is located, it should be returned to the local DMV office to be surrendered and disposed of.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Nevada

What information does a driving record contain?
Drivers in Nevada looking to check driving records must do so either online, by mail or in-person at a local Nevada DMV office. Drivers requesting driving records can obtain either a three-year copy of their driving history, a 10-year copy of their driving history or their history as a school bus driver (if applicable).

Nevada driving records contain information on any traffic accidents or convictions a driver has been involved in during the time period the record covers. Accidents and traffic violations that occur in other states are also added to Nevada driving records if the result was a conviction. Most violations and accidents stay on driving records for a period of 10 years.

For more information: Your Nevada Driving Record

What is an ID card?
Nevada residents looking to apply for non-driver identification cards must do so in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Non-driver Nevada ID cards are issued to state residents who do not already possess a valid ID card, driver s license or instruction permit. Nevada ID cards can be used to prove the ID card holder s age, identity and residence when necessary. ID cards are valid for either four or eight years depending on the year the resident was born. All ID cards issued from 2018 on will be valid for eight years.

For more information: How to Apply for a Nevada Identification Card

What is considered the legal alcohol limit?
What is the cost of a DUI?
If assessed with a DUI ticket, you face a long list of penalties that include jail time, license suspensions, ignition interlock device requirements and fines:

First offenses You are fined $400 and $1,000.

Second offense Drivers are fined between $750 and $1,000.

Third or subsequent offenses Drivres are fined $2,000 to $5,000. Additionally, drivers can face anywhere from two days to six years in jail, and 90- day or three-year of license suspensions.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Nevada

What is the cost of a traffic ticket?
Nevada drivers who have received traffic ticket fines must elect to either pay the traffic ticket or dispute the ticket in court. Drivers who choose to pay traffic ticket fines can do so online, by mail, phone, MoneyGram or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. The cost of traffic tickets in Nevada depend on the offense that led to the ticket being assessed. Traffic ticket prices are listed on the ticket information handed to the driver at the time of the offense.

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Nevada

What is the cost to get a driver record?
Drivers in Nevada looking to order a copy of their driving records can go online, in person through one of the self-service kiosks at a local Nevada DMV office, or by mail. Depending on the method, driving record fees vary.

Driving record checks made online cost $7. Driving record requests made through a self-service kiosk are also $7, with an additional $1 kiosk fee added on. Driving record checks made by mail cost either $7 for a regular copy, or $11 for a certified copy. Fees may vary.

For more information: Your Nevada Driving Record

What is the DUI penalty for a CDL driver?
Drivers in Nevada holding a commercial driver s license (CDL) are subject to harsher DUI and DWI laws than drivers with regular licenses. The legal BAC limit for a CDL holder is 0.04 percent. Drivers found to be driving over the limit will be assessed a DUI and have their license suspended for one year for a first offense. If the driver was transporting hazardous materials, their license will be suspended for three years. A second conviction will result in a lifetime CDL suspension.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Nevada

What is the DUI penalty for a minor?
Minors are subject to harsher DUI penalties than regular driver s licenses. The legal BAC limit for drivers under 21 is 0.02 percent.

First offenses are followed by an evaluation to see if the minor has a substance abuse issue. Additionally, minors with a first DUI offense face two days to six months in jail, $400 to $1,000 in fines and a 90-day license suspension.

A second DUI ticket within seven years leads to 10 days to six months jail time, $750 to $1,000 fine and a year-long license suspension.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Nevada

What is the minimum liability insurance coverage?
Residents of Nevada with vehicles in the state registered under their name must have minimum liability car insurance in order to operate the vehicle on public roads. Minimum liability insurance requirements include:

  • $15,000 for bodily injury or death of one person due to an accident
  • $30,000 for bodily injury or death of two or more persons due to an accident
  • $10,000 for injury or destruction of property due to an accident

Minimum insurance for cars must be provided by a company authorized to do business in Nevada. To learn how to get car insurance in the state, research car insurance quotes at the various companies in the state.

For more information: Nevada Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

What is the passing score for a written test?
On the written knowledge test, drivers must get 80 percent or more of the 50 questions correct to pass.

For the vision test, drivers must display at least 20/40 vision or get contact lens/glasses that correct their vision to 20/40.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Nevada

What is the process to get a title for a scooter or motorcycle?
The process for obtaining a title for a motorcycle is the same as any other vehicle in Nevada. Bring the transferred car title signed by the seller along with a bill of sale. If no title is available, residents must print and complete an Application for Duplicate Title. Motorcycles and scooters are not subject to emissions inspection. If buying a new motorcycle, moped or scooter from a dealership, the dealer will provide a new pink slip.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Nevada

What languages is the written test available in?
Nevada residents who would like to apply for drivers licenses must do so in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Written knowledge tests consist of 50 multiple choice questions and must be passed with a score of 80 percent or higher. Knowledge tests are conducted on touch-screen computers in either English or Spanish, with audio-based options available as well.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Nevada

What must I do to reinstate my driver’s license as a result of a DUI/DWI?
Drivers convicted of a DUI or DWI are subject to a list of penalties depending on whether this is their first offense or they are a multiple offender. DUI/DWI penalties can include anywhere from two days to six years in jail, $400 to $5,000 in fines, 90 days to three-year license suspension and a possible ignition interlock device requirement. Drivers must satisfy all the requirements outlined in their DUI citation paperwork before reinstating full license privileges.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Nevada

What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?
Residents of Nevada who have had an official address change must notify the Nevada DMV within 30 days. Drivers who do not do so and are stopped by law enforcement officials are subject to a fine. Additionally, having a current address on file with the DMV is crucial for communication purposes. The Nevada DMV sends all correspondence to whatever address is on file for the resident, including renewal notices, license suspension notices, vehicle insurance validation issues and other issues that can affect a driver s record.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Nevada

What penalties will I face if I do not renew my expired drivers license?
If your license is expired within 30 days past the expiration date, you won t have to pay a late drivers license renewal fee. Drivers licenses that are expired for more than 30 days will be assessed a $10 late fee. Drivers licenses that have been expired for one year or more will require the residents in question to apply for a drivers license renewal in person where they must retake the written knowledge test. Applicants with licenses that have been expired for four or more years will be required to retake the driving skills test to receive their drivers license renewal.

It is against Nevada law to operate a motor vehicle without a valid and current drivers license.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Nevada

What proof of insurance can I provide when registering my car?
Residents of Nevada who own and operate vehicles on public roads are required to have a minimum liability car insurance. Proof of insurance is required for most transactions at the Nevada DMV, including first time registration, registration renewals, reinstatements and changes to license plates. An Evidence of Insurance card provided by the driver s insurance company is all that s needed to prove minimum insurance. From there, the DMV uses the Nevada LIVE system to validate the insurance through a secure Internet connection.

For more information: Nevada Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

What should I do if I have not received my registration tags or stickers?
Residents in Nevada who have not received car registration renewals that they ordered may have an incorrect address registered with the Nevada DMV. Residents can update their address on the Nevada DMV website, by mail or by fax. Residents will have to pay a small fee to get new documents with the address change.

For residents with correct addresses in the Nevada DMV system should wait 10 days for their car registration renewal to arrive. If it hasn t arrived in that time frame, email the Nevada DMV with the address, plate number and driver s license number of the driver. Residents may also call the corresponding number:

  • 486-4368 option 6 for Las Vegas
  • 684-4368 option 6 for Reno
  • 877-368-7828 option 6 for rural Nevada

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Nevada

What should I do if I have not received my renewed license?
The Nevada DMV has transitioned to a Central Issuance program in an effort to prevent identity theft. Mailed drivers license renewals should be received within 10 business days. Residents who have not received their drivers license renewals in that time period should contact a local Nevada DMV office.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Nevada

What test do I need to take for my learners permit?
Residents of Nevada who would like to obtain a learners permit must take a number of tests at a local Nevada DMV office prior to receiving their learners permit. For a testing fee of $25, drivers can take both the required written knowledge test and required driving skills test at the DMV office. Additionally, drivers must pass a vision test with a minimum vision ration of 20/40. Drivers who need glasses or contact lenses will have Restriction Code A placed on their learners permits. The written knowledge test must be completed with a passing score of 80 percent or higher.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Nevada

What tests do I have to take to obtain a CDL?
Residents of Nevada applying for a CDL license will have to take a number of tests depending on the class of CDL license they are applying for and whether or not they require any endorsements. Tests include the following:

  • Knowledge Tests
    • General Knowledge test: Taken by all CDL license applicants
    • Passenger Transport test: All bus driver applicants
    • Combination Vehicles test: All combination vehicle driver applicants
    • Hazardous Materials test: All hazardous materials applicants (must pass TSA background check as well)
    • Tank Vehicle test: All drivers hauling liquid or gaseous material in a tank or tanks with a single capacity of 119 gallons and a collective capacity of 1,000 gallons
    • Doubles/Triples test: All double or triple trailer driver applicants
    • School Bus test: Taken in addition to Passenger Transport test
  • Skills Tests
    • Vehicle Inspection: Test driver s knowledge on vehicle safety prior to driving
    • Basic Vehicle Control: Test driver s skill at controlling vehicle within an enclosed space
    • On-Road: Test driver s skill at controlling vehicle on the road, as well as driving it safely to and from a destination

All tests must be taken either at a local Nevada DMV office or through a Nevada DMV-approved third party.

For more information: Nevada Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What tests will I need to take for my drivers license?
During the drivers license application process, residents must take a number of tests, including a vision exam, written knowledge test and road skills tests. The vision exam and written knowledge test are taken when a driver is receiving their learners permit. Once the learners permit is received, a driver is eligible for the road skills test. Passing the road skills test will make drivers eligible for a full drivers license.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Nevada

What type of car insurance am I required to have?
Residents of Nevada who own and operate vehicles in the state are required to have a minimum amount of liability car insurance. Minimum requirements include coverage for:

  • Bodily injury or a single person s death in an accident.
  • Bodily injury or two or more persons deaths in an accident.
  • Injury or destruction of property in an accident.

Insurance policies must be registered in Nevada and verified by the insurance company. The DMV requires residents to provide proof of insurance when applying for car registrations, registration renewals, license reinstatements and license plate changes. Residents are not required to have comprehensive, collision or other coverage, though it is recommended.

For more information: Nevada Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

What type of noncommercial license will I need?
You can apply for drivers license with varying restrictions:

  • Learner s permit: Minor or drivers who have never held a license in Nevada
  • Original non-commercial license: Drivers who have already satisfied the learner s permit requirements
  • Motorcycle Class: Motorcycle drivers

Residents should make sure to bring all required documents to the DMV office when applying for drivers licenses. Additionally, the driver is required to submit to a vision exam, written knowledge test and road skills test.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Nevada

What will happen if I fail to get or keep car insurance?
Residents of Nevada who have either failed to get car insurance or have recently decided to drop the car insurance policy must surrender their car registration and license plates. Other scenarios include:

  • Residents canceling due to not using their vehicle anymore must cancel the registration with the Nevada DMV.
  • Residents who have sold their vehicle must remove the license plates and cancel the registration.
  • Under certain circumstances, residents may qualify for a partial refund on the registration.

To surrender license plates and registration by mail, mail the plates, decal and a signed letter of cancellation to the following address:

Department of Motor Vehicles

Central Services Division

555 Wright Way

Carson City, NV 89711-0700

For more information: Nevada Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

When can I reinstate my license after it has been suspended?
Drivers in Nevada with suspended drivers licenses must meet all the requirements before applying to reinstate. Drivers license suspension periods depend on the offense committed, and can range from a few months to a few years. In the case of a drivers license suspension, the Nevada DMV will mail out a notification outlining the suspension period and all the requirements that must be met before residents may reinstate suspended drivers licenses.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Nevada

When does my car registration expire?
Nevada residents with expiring car registrations must renew their car registration by the date listed on the registration to avoid any late fees. The date on the registration is the exact date of expiration. Registrations do not expire at the end of the month. To renew car registrations, visit the Nevada DMV website or a local Nevada DMV office.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Nevada

When does my ID card expire?
Residents of Nevada looking to obtain ID cards in the state must apply in-person at a local Nevada DMV office. There residents will receive an ID card that expires in either four or eight years depending on the year the resident was born. Residents born on even-numbered years will be issued eight-year ID cards, while residents born on odd-numbered years will be issued four-year ID cards. Residents over 65 years old will be issued four-year ID cards only. All ID cards for individuals less than 65 issued from 2018 on will be eight-year ID cards.

For more information: How to Apply for a Nevada Identification Card

When must I change my address with the DMV?
Nevada residents who have recently had an official address change are obligated by Nevada law to notify the Nevada DMV within 30 days of moving. To submit an address change request online, visit the Nevada DMV website s online address change request page. To submit an address change request in person, visit a local Nevada DMV office. Address change requests are accompanied by a small fee for duplicate licenses, ID cards or registrations.

For more information: Nevada Change of Address

When should I complete a Bill of Sale?
Residents of Nevada who are buying or selling a vehicle must obtain a car title transfer to switch the car from the seller s name to the buyer s. A bill of sale should be completed for all sales transactions involving vehicles in Nevada. A copy should be provided to both the buyer and seller as proof of sale. During the car title transfer, the buyer should bring the bill of sale to the local Nevada DMV office along with the current title and emissions inspection certificate (if applicable).

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Nevada

When will I need to renew my license?
The Nevada DMV has started to transition from four-year drivers licenses to eight-year licenses. Drivers currently renewing drivers licenses will receive a different license depending on their age and the year they were born:

  • Born in even-numbered year: eight-year licenses
  • Born in odd-numbered year: four-year licenses
  • Drivers over 65: four-year licenses

All drivers applying for drivers license renewals after 2018 will be issued an eight-year license.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Nevada

When will I receive a replacement license after applying?
Residents of Nevada dealing with damaged, lost or stolen drivers licenses must apply for a duplicate drivers license online, at a self-service kiosk, in person at a local Nevada DMV office or by mail (out-of-state requests only). Nevada issues all drivers licenses through a Central Issuance Licensing System, which can take up to 20 days to arrive in the mail. However, drivers are issued an interim license document that will serve as a drivers license until they receive their duplicate drivers license.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Nevada Driver’s License or ID Card

Where can I check to see if my license is suspended?
Drivers in Nevada who would like to check if there are any drivers license suspensions on their driving record can do so by contacting the Nevada DMV by email, postal mail, phone or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. To contact the Nevada DMV by email, visit the Nevada DMV website. To contact by postal mail, send a letter to the following address:

DMV Driver License Review

555 Wright Way

Carson City, NV 89711-0400

To contact the Nevada DMV by phone, contact the corresponding number:

Las Vegas: 702-486-4368.

Reno/Carson City: 775-684-4368.

Rural Nevada: 1-877-368-7828.

TDD/hearing impaired customers: 775-684-4904.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Nevada

Where can I find a local tax county collector office?
To apply in person, visit a local Nevada DMV office. Residents will also be required to present proof of insurance and surrender their previous registration (if available). Complete and sign the Application for Duplicate Certificate of Registration to get duplicate car registration.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Nevada

Where can I find more information about an ignition interlock device?
When drivers get a DWI or DUI ticket, they may be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID). IID sentences require motorists to install the device prior to their restricted license privileges being approved. There are four certified IID manufacturers in Nevada. To find out more information on IIDs, contact one of the companies at the following numbers:

  • Drager: 1-800-332-6858
  • Smart Start: 1-800-880-3394
  • Consumer Safety (Intoxalock): 1-877-777-5020
  • Alcohol Detection Systems: 1-866-360-7890

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Nevada

Where can I find my traffic or parking ticket information online?
Residents with traffic ticket fines in Nevada can check their entire driver history online by visiting the Nevada DMV s Online Driver History page. Fees for driver history printouts are $7 and include either a three-year or 10-year history. Certain counties also have their own traffic fines online databases which residents can use to check the cost of traffic tickets, pay speeding tickets or request a court date to dispute their fines.

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Nevada

Where can I get a new drivers license?
Residents of Nevada who would like to apply for drivers licenses must do so in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Drivers license applications cannot be processed online or by mail. Residents should make sure to bring the following documents and items with them when applying for drivers licenses:

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of residency
  • Any existing U.S. drivers licenses, learners permits or ID cards
  • Completed Application for Driving Privileges
  • Test fee
  • License fee

Drivers licenses are mailed within 10 business days of application receipt.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Nevada

Where can I mail my request for a replacement title?
Print out and complete an Application for Duplicate Nevada Certificate of Title, then have it notarized. If paying the duplicate car title fees by credit card, attach the Credit Card Authorization form as well. Once ready, duplicate car title applications are mailed to the following address:

Nevada DMV

555 Wright Way

Carson City, NV 89711-0700

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Nevada

Where can I obtain an ID card?
To get an ID card, visit a local Nevada DMV office and bring the following items:

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of residency
  • Completed Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card
  • Surrender existing driver s license, permit or ID card
  • ID card fee (varies by age)

ID card renewals can be applied for either online, at a self-service kiosk or in-person at the DMV office.

For more information: How to Apply for a Nevada Identification Card

Which types of vehicles need to be insured?
Nevada residents who own vehicles in the state must get car insurance prior to operating the vehicles on public roads. All motor vehicles are required to have a minimum liability insurance. Nevada DMV officials also recommend getting car insurance that covers collision and other incidentals. To apply for car insurance, research various car insurance quotes within the state and pick the coverage that fits your needs and budget.

For more information: Nevada Auto Insurance – Get a Quote and Save

Who can sign for my permit or license if I am under 18?
Minors must have a parent or legal guardian sign off on their application prior to receiving a learners permit. The parent or guardian must be at least 21 and fill out a Financial Responsibility Statement for any drivers under 18. The same parent or guardian can also request that the minor s learners permit be canceled by filling out a Minor Affidavit.

Adults who knowingly allow minors to operate a motor vehicle without a license or violate any of the learners permit restrictions will be responsible for the minor s fines.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Nevada

Why doesn’t a recent traffic ticket I received appear on my driving record?
Residents of Nevada who have recently obtained a police record check and do not see a traffic ticket they recently received should contact a local Nevada DMV office to inquire. Driving records contain information about traffic accidents and traffic violations committed, as well as any driver license suspensions. However, drivers who have received traffic violations in Nevada or any other state will only have the violation added to their record if there is a conviction. Drivers who have had tickets dismissed will not see an entry for it on their driving record.

For more information: Your Nevada Driving Record

Will I be required to take a vision test for a drivers license renewal?
Most residents of Nevada applying for drivers license renewals are eligible to receive their renewals with the drivers license renewal notices and proof of identity. However, residents with licenses that have been expired for an extended period of time as well as residents aged 71 or older may have to take a vision test, as well as retake the written knowledge and driving skills tests.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Nevada

Will I get a drivers license renewal notice in the mail?
Drivers license renewal notices are sent out by the DMV as a courtesy, complete with instructions on eligibility and way to apply online, by mail, as a self-service kiosk or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. Residents who have not received a drivers license renewal notice must still apply for a drivers license renewal prior to the expiration date to avoid late fees.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Nevada

Will I have points against my driver’s license if I get a ticket?
Residents of Nevada who have received traffic fines must either pay traffic tickets or dispute traffic ticket fines in court. Drivers who pay traffic fines are subject to demerit points on their driver s record based on the offense that led to the traffic fines. Demerit points for common offenses are as follows:

  • Reckless driving: 8
  • Careless driving: 6
  • Failing to give information/render aid at accident scene: 6
  • Following vehicle too closely: 4
  • Failing to yield: 4
  • Passing a school bus with signals flashing: 4
  • Using handheld phone or texting while driving: 4 (2nd and subsequent offenses): 4
  • Ignoring traffic signal/stop: 4
  • Impeding traffic: 2
  • Failing to dim headlights: 2
  • Speeding point assessments:
    • 1-10 mph over speed limit: 1
    • 11-20 mph over speed limit: 2
    • 21-30 mph over speed limit: 3
    • 31-40 mph over speed limit: 4
    • 41 mph or more over speed limit: 5
    • Driving too fast for road conditions: 2

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Nevada

Will I have to take an alcohol awareness class to reinstate my driver’s license?
Drivers in Nevada who were recently assessed a DUI or DWI ticket are subject to a long list of penalties, including jail time, fines, IID requirements and license suspensions. Depending on the particular driver s DUI circumstances, the court may also require drivers to attend a Nevada DUI school and a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) victim impact panel. Multiple offenses face harsher penalties. Drivers should refer to their DUI ticket paperwork for more information.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Nevada

Will I need to fill out an application to replace my car registration?
Residents of Nevada looking to apply for duplicate car registrations can do so by mail, fax, online or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. An Application for Duplicate Certificate of Registration is needed for all methods. In addition, residents must provide proof of insurance and a $5 duplicate car registration fee (fees may vary).

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Nevada

Will I need to present proof of insurance to get a car title replacement?
Residents of Nevada who have lost, damaged or stolen car titles must apply for a duplicate car title by mail or in person at a local Nevada DMV office. The required forms for a duplicate car title include the Application for Duplicate Nevada Certificate of Title, as well as the Credit Card Authorization form (if the resident is submitting through the mail and paying by credit card). Proof of insurance is not required to receive a duplicate car title.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Nevada

Will I receive a renewal registration notice in the mail?
Residents of Nevada with approaching expiration dates for their car registration will receive a car registration renewal notice in the mail in the form of a printed postcard. However, residents are responsible for renewing their vehicles even if they have not received a car registration renewal postcard. Nevada does not have a grace period for car registration renewal. Late fees are $6 for every month the registration has been expired, along with a $6 Governmental Services Tax penalty (or 10 percent of the registration fee, whichever is greater).

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Nevada

Will my registration expire on my birthday or birth month?
Residents of Nevada looking to renew car registrations should check their current car registration documentation for their specific expiration date. Nevada car registrations expire on the exact date provided on the document, not at the end of the month. As a courtesy, the Nevada DMV mails out car registration renewal notices to all residents with approaching expiration dates. Car registration renewal notices include instructions on all the options for renewing car registrations.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Nevada