The Rules

Online Booking Only - Appointments can be booked through this web page only! Please do not call or send an email asking for an appointment.

Appointments are available at the offices in Carson City, Henderson, Las Vegas and Reno. Appointment times are available up to 90 days out. One customer per appointment. You may obtain a vehicle movement permit without an appointment.

Appointments are accepted only for transactions that cannot be done through alternative solutions. All others are subject to cancellation.

Renew your vehicle registration online or at a kiosk. See Online Services before you book an appointment.

Rural Offices - See Locations. The Carson City and rural offices serve local residents only. Any appointments, including drive tests, made by Las Vegas or Reno residents will be canceled. Thank you for your cooperation.

License/ID Renewals - Try online renewal first. If the first available appointment falls after your license or ID expiration, make the appointment and print the confirmation email to present to law enforcement.

Personalized Plate Pickups - Make an appointment to pick up your plates soon after ordering them. Please do not make an appointment at an office other than where your plates were sent.

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Cancel your appointment if you cannot keep it. The time slot will be made available for another customer immediately.

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General Services

  • Do not use this for a drive test!
  • Manually scroll forward up to 90 days to see availability.
  • Choose the most similar transaction if yours is not listed.
  • One customer per appointment. Non-transferable.
  • DMV will verify your identity at the office.

Driving Skills Test

  • You must have a valid instruction permit to schedule online.
  • Drive tests are available 60 days away.
  • Carson City and rural offices serve local residents only.
  • If your permit is expired, visit your local DMV office.
  • To change or cancel your test, visit the office or call.

All customers must check in at the Information counter and be in the building prior to closing. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early.

Business/Commercial Services - Do not schedule an appointment here. See Commercial Driver License, Motor Carrier and Occupational & Business Licensing for commercial services and locations. Dealers and registration services should use established procedures.

COVID Precautions - The DMV observes social distancing limits set by each county in Nevada and the latest mask guidance from the CDC. Please stay home if you are not well.

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Make sure you have all of the required documentation.

License Application Form

Complete the licensing application before you are called for a driver license, ID Card or Driver Authorization Card transaction.

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Look for the yellow form at the office or download it here.

Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card (DMV 002):
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Proof of Identity and Residency  |  Vehicle Registration Requirements  |  New Nevada Residents

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Click to learn more about Real ID

Check your existing Nevada license or ID card for a gold star in the upper right corner. If it's there, you already have a Real ID.

If not, visit these pages to see if a Real ID is right for you! You can upgrade to a Real ID at the same time you complete another transaction, even a car registration.

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Here are some transactions you can do online. See All Online Services and Kiosks.