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NEWS FROM: Information Technology 09-002

DMV Debuts Online Vehicle Registration
Motorists can skip the DMV after purchasing a car from participating dealers

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is now allowing certain car buyers to register their new vehicle on the Internet without visiting a DMV office. Motorists get new license plates in the mail or they may transfer existing plates.

“This is a major new convenience for Nevada motorists. It will also help the DMV do its part in saving taxpayer dollars during the current economic downturn,” said DMV Director Edgar J. Roberts.

The “Electronic DRS” system is now in a pilot phase with 15 dealerships. In Las Vegas, participants include 10 dealers in the Desert group, Findlay Honda, People’s Mazda and Towbin Hummer. Lexus of Reno and Reno Toyota are participating in Northern Nevada.

These dealers issue the required Dealer Report of Sale (DRS) to the department over the Internet. The customer then uses his copy of the DRS to complete the registration on the DMV web site. Any fee credits from transferred plates are applied to the new registration.

The customer prints a temporary movement permit to use until his Certificate of Registration, decal and new license plates arrive in the mail. Insurance information and emission testing results are already sent to the DMV electronically.

“This new system is a part of the department’s on-going search for technology that makes it faster and more convenient to do business with the DMV,” Roberts said.

Some restrictions do apply. Motor homes and trailers cannot be registered online. Certain license plate styles such as antique or classic vehicles cannot be transferred. For more information visit the DMV web site at

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