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Find a Licensing Center

Nevada has several licensing centers. The main four centers are located in:

  • Reno
  • Carson City
  • Las Vegas
  • Henderson

You can find other rural offices by searching this list.

Getting a License for the First Time

To get a license for the first time in Nevada, you will have to be at least 15.5 years old. You must first obtain a learner’s permit at a local DMV office. There, you will take a written knowledge test. You will also need behind-the-wheel practice (at least 50 hours with 10 at night) and to take the road skills examination.

If you are over 18 when you apply for your license, you will not need to take any drivers education courses. You will still need to have a license permit and to take the driving skills test to get your full license.

Renewing Your License

When your license is coming up to its expiration date, it’s important for you to renew it as soon as possible. The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles makes it easy to do this by kiosk or by mail, online or in person.

You can renew your license online, by mail, or in person with the DMV if you are not upgrading to a REAL ID. If you are, then you will need to go to the Nevada DMV office nearest to you.


Online, you need to log into the Nevada DMV page and enter your access code from your renewal paperwork. You will need to pay $42.25 for the renewal unless you’re over 65. At that point, you will pay only $18.25.

Keep in mind that your license must not be expired and that you will need the renewal notice to complete the renewal online.

By Mail

To renew your ID by mail, you should mail in Form ADM-205 to the address listed on your form. You will also need to pay the above fees, $42.25 or $18.25, by check, credit or debit card authorization, or money order.

Do You Need A REAL ID?

You do not need a REAL ID, but you should get one if you want to use your license to board an aircraft or enter certain federal buildings after the May 3, 2023 deadline. You can also use your military ID, passport, or some other documents in place of the REAL ID if you choose not to get it.

Upgrade Your Probationary License

If you have a probationary license while you learn to drive, you need to apply for renewal or upgrades in person at the local DMV. If you are under 18, then you will need to have a parent or guardian with you at that time.

Replace a Lost or Stolen License

To replace a lost or stolen license, you can ask for a duplicate through your MyDMV account. You can also go to your local DMV in person to request a replacement. The replacement ID will be sent to you by mail.

Last Verified:
Aug 25, 2022