Vehicle Registration

There are a few simple qualifications you must meet:
  • You purchased or leased a car, truck or motorcycle, new or used, from a Nevada dealer
  • You have received the Electronic Dealer, Rebuilder of Lessor’s Report of Sale or Lease (EDRS) from the dealer
  • You have obtained insurance on the vehicle from a carrier licensed in Nevada.
  • You have a printer available
  • If you are transferring plates, you must have your current Certificate of Registration and the names on the vehicles must match
  • You may use your tax exemption for a Veteran, Surviving Spouse or the Blind
  • You may not use a Farmer/Rancher or Tribal exemption
  • If you are transferring plates, you will receive credit for the unused portion of the current registration and your prior registration will be canceled
  • We will apply any other DMV credit you may have
You must register in person at a DMV if any of the following apply:
  • You want new specialty or personalized license plates
  • Your vehicle is a moped, motor home or trailer or it was not purchased from a Nevada dealer
  • There is a problem with the EDRS, such as a misspelled name, missing driver’s license number, etc.
  • You need to change your address
  • You want to register the vehicle in the name of a trust
  • You wish to transfer certain license plate styles such as antique or classic vehicles. See Plate Transfer.
  • You have a Revenue Recovery case, Insurance Verification sanction, or unpaid parking tickets
  • The gross vehicle weight rating of the vehicle is 26,001 pounds or more
  • Important Change: A current odometer reading is required for all vehicle registrations

See Private Party Sales, Nevada Dealers

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If you are transferring license plates from your old vehicle, you will need your current Certificate of Registration. Please have this ready before you begin. The registration on your old vehicle will be immediately surrendered. Any credits from license plates being transferred will be applied to the new registration. The name on the current registration must match the name on the DRS. Certain license plate styles such as Classic Vehicle cannot be transferred online. If you decide to obtain new standard license plates and have credits with the DMV; you must go into a full service DMV office if you wish to use those credits.

The following license plate types cannot be transferred:

  • Antique Truck/Tractor
  • Amateur Radio
  • Classic Rod
  • Classic Vehicle
  • Consular Corp
  • Exempt Vehicle
  • Exempt Motorcycle
  • Fire Truck
  • Horseless Carriage
  • Manufactured Housing
  • Motor Carrier
  • Old Timer
  • Old Timer Motorcycle
  • Street Rod
  • Vintage
  • Trailer license plates cannot be transferred.
  • Motorcycle license plates can only be transferred to another motorcycle. These plates cannot be transferred to another vehicle type using the online registration feature.

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Please enter the EDRS and the last 4 digits of your VIN.

Now you can use an electronic check to pay your fees and have the money come directly from your checking or savings account. You can also use a Valid Credit/Debit card.
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