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NV Vehicle Registration Summary

Read our Nevada Vehicle Registration page to learn how to register a vehicle with the Nevada Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You’ll also find details about car registration for new Nevada residents, NV registration renewals, duplicates, replacements & changes, Nevada auto insurance requirements, and registration for military personnel.

Registering a Vehicle in Nevada

You must register your vehicle in person with the Nevada Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Here is a quick checklist of items to bring when visiting your local Nevada DMV office.

What to bring to the NV DMV:
  • Proof of identity (e.g., driver’s license or ID).
  • Certificate of Nevada emissions inspection, if applicable.
  • Proof of vehicle ownership (e.g., vehicle title).
  • Current odometer statement.
  • Proof of car insurance.
  • Acceptable form of payment for NV car registration fees and taxes.

Continue reading for specific details about vehicle registration in Nevada.

Registering Vehicles Purchased from a Nevada Dealer

When you purchase either a new or used vehicle from a licensed Nevada car dealer, they will provide a temporary movement permit. The temporary movement permit must be displayed in the vehicle until you secure your permanent registration. The Nevada DMV requires you to register your vehicle within 30 days of the purchase date.

You can register your newly purchased vehicle in person at any Nevada DMV location. However, certain vehicles may qualify for online registration. To determine if your vehicle is eligible for online registration, please check your Dealer Report of Sale. To verify your eligibility for online registrations, you’ll need to find the “EDRS” and control numbers on your report.

In-Person Registrations

To register your vehicle in person at any Nevada DMV location you’ll need the following:

  • Proof of identity (e.g., driver’s license or ID).
  • A completed Application for Vehicle Registration (Form VP 222).
  • An Electronic Dealer, Rebuilder of Lessor’s Report of Sale or Lease (EDRS).
  • Proof of Nevada car insurance.
  • The current odometer reading.
  • Tax exemption number, if applicable.
  • A dealer-issued Nevada emission vehicle inspection report, if applicable.
  • Your current registration, if transferring plates.
  • License plates from your current vehicle, if you are surrendering them for a fee credit.
  • Payment for NV car registration fees and taxes.

Online Registrations

To register your vehicle online in Nevada, you’ll need to have a printer for your movement permit. Next be sure to gather the following:

  • An Electronic Dealer, Rebuilder of Lessor’s Report of Sale or Lease (EDRS).
  • Proof of Nevada vehicle insurance.
  • The current odometer reading.
  • Tax exemption number, if applicable.
  • Your current registration, if you are transferring license plates.
  • Payment for NV car registration fees and taxes.

NOTE: You may register your vehicle online by setting up an account at MyDMV. Having a MyDMV account is not a requirement for online registrations.

NV Vehicle Registration for New Residents

Registering Vehicles Purchased from an Out of State Dealer

You must register your newly purchased vehicle from an out-of-state dealer in person at a nearby Nevada DMV office location.

The Nevada DMV requires you to register your vehicle within 30 days of the purchase date or before your movement permit expires. Here is a list of documents you’ll need to register your vehicle:

  • An Invoice or Bill of Sale, and one (1) of the following:
    • Certificate of title
    • Manufacturer’s certificate of origin
    • Security agreement
    • Lease agreement
    • Purchase order
  • Odometer disclosure statement.
  • Proof of Nevada car insurance.
  • A Nevada emissions vehicle inspection report, if applicable.
  • A completed Vehicle Inspection Certificate (Form VP 015).
  • Tax exemption number, if applicable.
  • Your current registration, if transferring plates.
  • License plates from your current vehicle, if you are surrendering them for a fee credit.
  • Payment for NV car registration fees and taxes.

Vehicles Purchased from a Private Party

In Nevada, you can register your new or used vehicle in person at your local Nevada DMV office.

To register your vehicle in person, visit your local Nevada DMV office and present:

New to Nevada?

The Nevada DMV requires you to apply for a Nevada driver license and vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency.

To register your vehicle in person, visit your local Nevada DMV office and present:

NV Registration for Military Drivers

Nevada military residents who currently reside in the state can register their vehicles as normal. See Registering a Vehicle in Nevada to learn more.

Registration for NV Residents Stationed Outside Nevada

Registration Exemptions for Active Duty Military Personnel

Nevada residents on active duty who are stationed out of state may apply for an original registration by contacting the Nevada DMV by phone or email.

Be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
  • The location where you purchased your vehicle.
  • How you purchased the vehicle (e.g., cash, loan, dealer, or private party).
  • The sales price and any already paid sales taxes.

The NV DMV will then return an estimate of fees and specific instructions on how to complete your registration.

Registration for Non-Residents

The NV DMV does NOT require non-resident military service members stationed in Nevada to register their vehicles.

They must, however, maintain current registration and car insurance from their home states during deployment.

If you become a resident of Nevada, you must apply for NV car registration.

See Vehicle Registration for New Residents to learn more.

Renewing Your Registration in Nevada

You can renew your NV vehicle registration online using your MyDMV account, via an approved emissions inspection station, or in person at a nearby NV DMV office.

The Nevada DMV allows you to complete your registration renewal approximately 35 days before expiration or up to 18 months after (late fees apply).

You must renew your vehicle’s registration annually. You will receive a renewal notice approximately 30 days prior to renewal via email if you have a MyDMV account.

Even if you did not receive a renewal notice, you are still responsible for a timely registration renewal. Nevada assesses penalty fees for late renewals depending on the length of delinquency. The Nevada DMV offers no grace period.

Your notice contains the following information:

  • Your renewal fees
  • Vehicle information
  • The due date for your renewal
  • Emissions requirements

See Nevada Renewals to learn more.

Replace a Lost or Damaged Registration

If your NV registration card is lost, stolen, or damaged, you may apply for a duplicate online, via a NV DMV kiosk, or in person at your nearest NV DMV office.

Nevada Registration Replacements Online

To replace your Nevada registration online, visit the NV DMV online portal or sign into your MyDMV account to purchase a duplicate. Be ready to provide the following:

  • Your license plate number
  • Your driver license number
  • The last 4 digits of your vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • Your name and address
  • Payment for the $5 duplicate fee

Registration Replacements at a DMV Kiosk or In Person

To replace your NV registration card at a DMV kiosk, visit your local NV DMV kiosk and present:

  • The last 4 digits of your license plate number
  • Your driver license number
  • The vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • Your date of birth
  • Your full name and address (as it appears on your license/ID)
  • Payment for the $5 duplicate fee plus a $3 kiosk processing fee

To replace your NV registration card in person, visit your local NV DMV location and present:

Changes to Your Nevada Car Registration

Name Changes

The Nevada DMV allows you to make name changes on your Nevada vehicle registration in person at a nearby NV DMV office.

Please note, you must first file your name change with the Social Security office. Next, you can change the name on your Nevada driver’s license and your Nevada car insurance.

Name Changes in Person

To change your name on your vehicle registration in person, visit your local DMV office and bring:

  • Your Nevada driver license.
  • Proof of Nevada car insurance (with your updated name).
  • Your current certificate of registration.
  • 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 $5 duplicate registration fee.
NOTE: The Nevada DMV does NOT require an emission inspection and registration renewal as long as one of the current owners remains on the new registration. Additionally, you do not have to change the title for a name change only. However, the NV DMV suggests you do so, if possible.

Address Changes on Nevada Vehicle Registration

You can change your address with the Nevada DMV online or in person at your local NV DMV office.

You have 30 days from the time of your move to change your address with the Nevada DMV.

Online Address Change in Nevada

To change your address online, please log into your MyDMV account OR create an account if you do not currently have one. When you log into your account to change your address on your Nevada driver license, you also have the option to order a duplicate registration. The duplicate registration fee is $5.

Address Changes in Person

To change your address in person, visit any DMV office location and bring:

Vehicle Registration Fees in NV

NV Vehicle Registration Fees

The Nevada DMV charges drivers a registration fee, a governmental services tax and in some counties, a supplemental governmental services tax. Registration fees vary by the class of the vehicle and its weight.

Below are some of the current Nevada registration and registration-related fees:

  • Passenger vehicles registration: $33
  • Trucks weighing less than 6,000 pounds: $33
  • Travel Trailers registration fee: $27
  • Motorcycles: $33
  • Motorcycle safety fee: $6
  • Movement permit fee: $1
  • Original title application fee: $28.25
  • Replacement Nevada title fee: $20
  • Replacement registration card fee: $5
  • Replacement driver license fee: $3.25
  • Late fee for past due registrations: $6 per month

To estimate your total registration fees, you may use the Nevada DMV registration fee estimator.

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Jun 14, 2022