Vehicle registrations expire on the exact date listed, not at the end of the month.You will receive a renewal postcard in the mail approximately 30 days prior to renewal.
You are responsible for timely registration renewal even if you do not receive a notice. Late fees based on the expiration date are assessed for late renewals. Nevada has no grace period.
You must register your vehicle for a full year. There are no partial registrations. Trailers may be registered for one year or three years. Moped registrations are valid until the vehicle is sold. There is no annual renewal.
If you have received a renewal notice for a vehicle you no longer own, please cancel the registration and surrender the plates.
(for stolen and salvage vehicles - free)
(Title information from most states - small fees apply)
Owners may not always know their recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired.
The State of Nevada requires all actively registered vehicles to maintain Nevada liability insurance continuously during the entire registration period, even if the vehicle is not being used.
Out-of-state insurance is not accepted. You must obtain insurance from a Nevada Licensed Insurance Carrier and maintain the coverage for the entire time the vehicle is registered in Nevada. Coverage is verified electronically with your insurance company.
Motorists who do not maintain Nevada liability insurance are subject to a registration suspension and reinstatement fees and fines. You must keep Nevada Evidence of Insurance in your vehicle at all times. Mopeds and trailers are exempt from insurance requirements.
New Nevada residents must obtain their driver license and vehicle registration within 30 days. See our New Resident Guide.
Smog checks are required on most gasoline and diesel powered cars and trucks, 1968 and newer, based in most areas of Las Vegas and Reno.
Exemptions include new vehicles on their first and second registration, hybrids for the first five model years, diesel vehicles with a manufacturers gross vehicle weight rating over 14,000 pounds, motorcycles and mopeds.
Emissions tests are valid for 90 days. If the vehicle was purchased from a Nevada dealer, the test is valid for 180 days from the date of the test.
Vehicle must be registered within 30 days of the purchase. Sales taxes are not charged on "occasional" sales. The buyer must obtain insurance and a movement permit prior to driving the vehicle on any public street. The seller should remove the license plates and transfer or surrender them.
Complete a Bill of Sale for your records.
Sales Taxes - You may or may not be charged sales tax at registration. Many dealers remit sales taxes directly to the DMV. Full Nevada taxes are due on vehicles purchased in Utah. See Out-of-State Dealer Sales.
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