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Motor Carrier Permits

Registration and Fuel Tax Temporary Trip Permits

Out of state commercial vehicles 10,000 pounds and under used in business in Nevada are required to obtain a Non-Resident Business Permit within 10 days of commencing operations. See Movement Permits.

Out of state commercial vehicles with a Combined Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 10,001 pounds or more are required to get a registration permit before entering the state. Fuel tax permits are required for vehicles 26,001 pounds or more or any vehicle with three or more axles.

See the Tip Sheet or AB 372 Notice and FAQs for more information.

For Nevada-based carriers, Motor Carrier branch offices issue 24 hour permits (120 hours for buses) for temporary registration and special fuel taxes. Fees for registration are $5 plus 15 cents per mile. Special fuel permits are a flat $30.

All carriers must obtain their permit(s) prior to entering the state or before traveling in the state. You may no longer travel to the nearest Motor Carrier office. To purchase permits, please contact one of the vendors listed below (additional fees apply).

ADK/Mid-Cal (800) 257-4568
Custom Permit Service (800) 669-5014
Ernie’s Mobile Home Transport (888) 711-9922
Fleet One, LLC (877) 251-7639
Front End Solution (888) 482-4235
Highway Permits Co. LLC (888) 731-0312
Go Big Permits (951) 677-8316
JJ Keller & Associates (920) 722-2848
On The Move Permits (608) 455-2300
Permit America Inc. (866) 573-7648
Reliable Permit Solutions (888) 949-4220
T-Chek Systems (866) 351-2435
The Permit Company (800) 331-0418
Transceivers - Comdata (800) 749-6058
Transmit/Transmid America (800) 228-7577
West Coast Services LLC (888) 737-6488

If you have further questions regarding Trip Permits, please contact the Motor Carrier Division at (775) 684-4711 option 1.

Vendors

The State of Nevada contracts with permit vendors to sell trip and fuel permits.  Vendors enter into a contract with the state, maintain a $25,000 bond and are required to meet specific Worker’s Compensation insurance requirements. If you are interested in completing this process and selling trip permits on behalf of the State of Nevada, please contact Bethany Musselman at 775-684-4665 or by email at bmusselman -at- dmv.nv.gov.

Over Dimensional, Oversized and Overweight Permits

Nevada has no ports of entry. Maximum Cab Card Weight is 80,000 pounds. Carriers operating in excess of 80,000 pounds must obtain all necessary permits before entering the state.

The Nevada DMV Motor Carrier Division issues annual LCV permits for vehicles with multiple trailers and reducible loads that exceed 70 feet in length (maximum weight is 129,000 lbs.). See Motor Carrier Office Locations or call (775) 684-4711. The following NDOT rules apply to all LCVs:

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The NDOT ODV Permits Office issues permits for over-dimensional vehicles/loads. Call (800) 552-2127 or (775) 888-7410 or visit the web pages below.

ODVs with any of the following characteristics require a permit:

Call (800) 552-2127 or (775) 888-7410. Please do not call NDOT for information on the temporary permit requirements listed above. For detailed information, visit NDOT Overdimensional Permits or refer to the Nevada Commercial Motor Vehicle Handbook.

The Nevada Department of Transportation website is your best source for current information and the latest route restrictions on your over-sized and overweight vehicle permits. NDOT no longer uses bulk mail to update restrictions or instructions. See:

Amber Light Permits

Amber light permits are issued by the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Apply online or call (775) 684-4622.

Hazardous Materials Permits

Single-Trip

Nevada issues a maximum of one 72-hour permit per 90 days per company. The Nevada Highway Patrol has contracted with ComData to issue these permits at $125 plus a ComData fee. Call (800) 749-6058.

Annual

Carriers must obtain hazmat permits from their base state. Permits for Nevada carriers are issued by the Nevada Highway Patrol. Call (775) 684-4622. Nevada is one of the states participating in the Uniform State Hazardous Materials Registration and Permitting Program.

Apply online at hazmatalliance.org.