Low speed vehicles (LSV) are small, four-wheeled vehicles that are built to specific federal vehicle standards by licensed manufacturers. Dealers and other businesses in the industry must be licensed by the DMV. The vehicle must meet the definition below and carry a Federal Certification Safety label.
Low speed vehicles may be operated on public streets where the speed limit is no more than 35 miles per hour. The driver must possess a valid Class C or higher driver's license. A Class C driver’s license with an “XM” restriction means the driver is permitted to drive a low speed vehicle only.
Low speed vehicles are subject to the same registration requirements as other vehicles including insurance, taxes and emission inspections. They are issued standard-sized license plates.
A low speed vehicle must be inspected at a DMV VIN inspection station or by a peace officer prior to its first registration.
Vehicle Inspection Certificate (VP 015)
For Vehicle Identification Number Verification. Must be completed by a DMV representative, a peace officer or other authorized agent.
You must present a Nevada Evidence of Insurance card, the two forms above and all other documents required for registration. See Vehicle Registration Requirements.
Low speed vehicle renewals are identical to those for other vehicles. You will receive a mailed renewal notice that indicates whether an emission inspection is required. You may use any of the normal Renewal Options.
Golf carts may be operated in residential developments where the appropriate city or county government has approved their use. A DMV permit and insurance are required in certain developments in Clark County where carts are used as general transportation.
It is the responsibility of the golf cart owner to know what roads are designated as permissible for the operation of golf carts.
Each of these items of equipment must meet the standards prescribed for motor vehicles generally.
Golf carts that require permits must be inspected at a DMV VIN Inspection Station (at Full Service Offices) prior to first-time registration. Permits cost $10.00 per year and expire on December 31st.
Golf Cart Permit Application (SP-16)
For carts operated on public streets in specific residential developments.
You must provide a Nevada Evidence of Insurance card at registration. Renewal notices are mailed in early December each year. You may renew by mail or in person.