Applying for a classic vehicle registration in Nevada is necessary when owners of antique vehicles, classic rods, vintage cars and old timers want to obtain legal registration documents for these types of motor vehicles. The application procedure for a classic or vintage vehicle registration may be completed through the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

In order to obtain a vintage or antique plates, applicants need to prepare the needed paperwork and satisfy the applicable requirements. To learn more about the process of obtaining an NV vintage car registration or classic license plates, continue reading the sections below.

Definition of a Classic or Vintage Vehicle in Nevada

Vehicle owners who are registering a vintage car in Nevada need to know in which category their vehicle belongs. Therefore, prior to applying for a classic or vintage car registration, applicants must be familiar with the specific requirements and the difference between classic and vintage vehicles.

A classic vehicle is a car that has not been customized and has been manufactured at least 25 years before the application for classic license plates is submitted. A classic rod is a vehicle that was not manufactured before 1949 or in the last 20 years before the application for classic rod plates.

A street rod, on the other hand, is a vehicle manufactured earlier than 1949. If the vehicle has been manufactured more than 40 years before the application process, then it is called an old timer. A vintage vehicle registration is needed for vehicles manufactured in 1942 or earlier.

Steps in the Nevada Classic or Vintage Registration Process

The procedure for obtaining classic or vintage car registration may be completed through the NVD DMV, by visiting a local DMV office. Applicants for vintage or classic vehicle registration will be mandated to satisfy the requirements and to prepare the necessary paperwork for the application procedure.

Vehicle owners may have to complete a regular car registration procedure and apply for special classic license plates which will differ depending on the type of vehicle drivers own. Drivers will have to do the following:

  • Complete an application for vehicle registration form.
  • Submit evidence of insurance card.
  • Provide proof of Electronic Dealer Report of Sale (EDRS) when the vehicle is bought from a dealer.
  • Submit proof of the car title and a bill of sale, if required.
  • Provide proof of emission vehicle inspection report, if needed.
  • Submit payment for the applicable fees.

After registering a vintage car or a classic vehicle, applicants will have to apply for license plates. Nevada classic car license plates are divided into classic vehicle, classic rod, street rod, old timer and antique license plates. When applying for specific license plates, drivers need to pay certain fees and to complete an application form that coincides with the type of vehicle they own.

Fees to Register a Classic or Vintage Vehicle in Nevada

When applying for classic license plates in Nevada, vehicle owners will not only be mandated to satisfy a set of requirements but also to pay the applicable fees for the type of plates they want to obtain.

The cost of Nevada DMV license plates will depend on the type of plate you want to obtain for your vehicle plus the $37 initial fee. Drivers who have obtained classic or vintage car registrations will also be required to pay an annual fee of $10.

Note: Car owners who are renewing their vintage or antique vehicle registration are also required to renew car registrations for their standard passenger vehicles.

Last updated on Monday, March 9 2020.