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How to Register a Custom or Antique Vehicle in Nevada

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Like most other motor vehicles, custom-built and antique vehicles must be properly registered and titled in the state of Nevada. However, the process of registering an antique or custom-built vehicle is different from registering a regular vehicle. If you have brought an antique or custom-built vehicle into Nevada for a first time registration, or if you have custom-assembled a vehicle in the State, you will be referred to a DMV Full Service Office near you.

WHAT ARE ANTIQUE AND CUSTOM BUILT VEHICLES?

  • In Nevada, an antique/classic vehicle is defined as any motor vehicle that was manufactured at least twenty five years ago without any customization. A Classic Rod is any vehicle that was manufactured in 1949 or later but at least 20 years prior to application. A Street Rod is any vehicle manufactured before 1949 which may have been customized. Antique Truck-Tractor/Tractor is minimum 25 years old, weighs over one ton and used only for parades, shows etc. Vintage vehicles are those built in 1942 or before and Old Timers are vehicles manufactured at least 40 years before the application date.
  • The State defines a custom-built/reconstructed vehicle as any motor vehicle that has been assembled or completely reconstructed by assembling parts from different vehicles and the finished product bears no resemblance to any of the originals. The model year will be the year in which the vehicle was built.

HOW TO REGISTER AN ANTIQUE OR CUSTOM BUILT VEHICLE

You will have to visit a DMV Full Service Office near you to register your antique or custom-built/reconstructed Vehicle. When registering a custom-built/reconstructed or antique vehicle, you will need to bring the following materials to the renewal office:

  1. A completed and notarized Title Application (Form RD2), when obtaining a title for a new, custom-built/reconstructed vehicle.
  2. The Certificate of Title or manufacturer's certificate of origin, for antique or custom (reconstructed) vehicles that have already been titled.
  3. A completed Affidavit of Vehicle Construction, for custom-built (reconstructed) vehicles.
  4. A Nevada Vehicle Identification Certificate. from the DMV office.
  5. An Inspection Report that the vehicle is safe to take on the road.
  6. An emission test report from the State of Nevada Authorized Emission Inspection Station if required.
  7. A Bill of Sale showing vehicle ownership and ownership for various components for custom-built vehicles.

FEES

When registering an antique or custom-built vehicle, you will be required to pay the appropriate titling fees. You will also have to pay Prison Industries fee of $0.50 and $8.25 as title processing fee when a new title is being issued. The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles accepts cash, money orders or checks.

RENEWING A CUSTOM-BUILT OR ANTIQUE VEHICLE REGISTRATION

Your custom-built/reconstructed or antique vehicle's registration will clearly indicate when it will expire. The process for renewing the registration on a custom/reconstructed or antique vehicle is the same as renewing the registration on a regular motor vehicle.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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