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NE Vehicle Registration Summary

On our Nebraska Vehicle Registration page, you’ll find information about registering a vehicle with the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You can also read about car registration for new residents, NE registration renewals, vehicle inspections, duplicates, address changes, and military member registration.

Nebraska Car Registration Overview

Registering a Vehicle in Nebraska

You must register your vehicle through the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles.

What to bring to the Nebraska DMV:

Continue reading below for more specific details about how to register a vehicle in Nebraska.

The DMV allows you to register your vehicle by mail or in person within 30 days of purchase.

In Person Registrations in NE

To register your vehicle, please visit your local NE county treasurer’s office and present:

Register by Mail in Nebraska

To register by mail, please gather the following:

Mail all of the above to your local county treasurer’s office. You will receive your documents and license plates in the mail after the DMV processes your registration application.

Vehicle Registration for New Residents

New to Nebraska?

The Nebraska DMV requires you to apply for a NE title and vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency. You must first obtain your Nebraska certificate of title.

To obtain your Nebraska certificate of title, visit your local NE county motor vehicle office and present:

  • Proof of vehicle inspection.
    • Most Nebraska motor vehicle offices have an inspection station on premises.
  • Your current certificate of title.
    • If there is a lien on your vehicle, the NE county motor vehicle office must contact the lien holder to request the current title.
  • A completed Application for Certificate of Title (Form RV-707).
  • Proof of car insurance.
  • Your current valid out-of-state registration.
  • Payment for NE title fees, and taxes.

Once you receive your Nebraska Certificate of Title, you may register your vehicle. Visit your local NE county motor vehicle office and bring:

  • Your most current certificate of registration.
  • A signed lease agreement, if your vehicle is leased.
  • Proof of car insurance.
  • Payment for NE registration fees, and taxes.

Nebraska Registration for Military Drivers

In Nebraska, military personnel who need to register a vehicle may follow the same process as civilians. If you currently reside in Nebraska, please refer to the section above Registering a Vehicle in Nebraska.

Registration for Non-Residents

The Nebraska DMV does NOT require service members who are stationed in Nebraska (but reside in another state) to register their vehicles in NE.

All military personnel must maintain current registration and car insurance from their home state. If they become a resident of Nebraska, they’ll need Nebraska car registration.

See Vehicle Registration for New Residents to learn more.

In addition, Non-resident military personnel may choose to register their vehicle in Nebraska and obtain non-resident Nebraska license plates.

Upon submission of required documents, non-resident military personnel are exempt from payment of the motor vehicle tax. To qualify for the issuance of a non resident registration, visit a local NE county motor vehicle office and bring:

  • A current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES).
  • Proof of vehicle ownership (i.e., Nebraska certificate of title, manufacturer’s statement of origin, importer’s certificate, license registration certificate).
  • Payment for NE registration fees.

Renewing Your Registration in Nebraska

In Nebraska, you can renew your vehicle registration online, by mail, or in person at your nearest county treasurer’s office.

The Nebraska DMV will send a vehicle registration renewal notice before your current vehicle registration expires. Your NE renewal notice will contain the following information:

  • The total fees due.
  • Your renewal period.
  • Your vehicle information (e.g., year, make, model, VIN, license plate number)

You cannot renew your NE vehicle registration online if:

  • Information on your registration is incorrect.
  • Your vehicle is a truck that weighs more than 27 tons.
  • Your most recent registration expired more than 1 year ago.

If you did not receive your renewal notice, you must renew your registration before it expires.

For further details about renewing your registration, see Nebraska Registration Renewals.

Replace a Lost or Damaged Registration

If your Nebraska registration card, license plate, or stickers have been lost, stolen, or damaged, you can apply for a replacement in person at your local NE county treasurer’s office.

Replace Registration In Person

To replace your NE registration card in person, you’ll need to visit a nearby NE county treasurer’s office with:

Changes to Your Car Registration

Name Changes on Nebraska Registration

You can make changes to your name or address on your vehicle registration in person at your local NE county treasurer. Before you can change your name on your registration or title, you must first change your name with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

To change your name in person, visit your local Nebraska county treasurer’s office and bring:

  • Proof of identity (i.e., driver license or ID).
  • A completed Application for Certificate of Title (Form RV-707).
  • The current vehicle title.
    • If your vehicle has a lien, you must contact the lien holder and request that they forward the title to your county motor vehicle office.
  • Your current registration document.
  • Legal documents supporting your name change, such as a:
    • Marriage license if the name change is due to marriage.
    • Divorce decree.
    • Court-ordered name change document.
  • Payment for the $6.50 duplicate registration fee.
  • Payment for the $10 title fee.

Address Changes on Vehicle Registration

When you move to a new residence, you do NOT need to notify the Nebraska DMV of your move immediately. Instead, you can update your address when you renew your registration.

If you want to order registration documents with your updated address, visit a local Nebraska county treasurer’s office and follow the steps in Replace a Lost or Damaged Registration.

Vehicle Registration Fees in NE

Nebraska collects both a motor vehicle fee and tax based on the vehicle value, weight and use. To determine your specific taxes, you can use the Nebraska DMV tax estimator.

Below are some other registration and registration related fees in Nebraska:

  • Passenger and leased vehicles: $15
  • Commercial truck registration fees are based on vehicle weight.
  • Motorcycles: $15
  • Duplicate Title fee: $10
  • Plate fee: $3.30
  • Duplicate registration fee: $6.50
  • Alternative Fuel fee: $75
  • County General Fund fee: $1.50
  • State Recreation Road Fund fee: $1.50
  • Department of Motor Vehicles Cash Fund fee: $2

For additional information on registration fees, you may visit the Nebraska DMV website.

Last Verified:
Jul 5, 2023