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(775) 684-4779 and (702) 486-1311

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 17, 2015

GOVERNOR, DMV BREAK GROUND FOR NEW OFFICE

Construction is underway at the Sahara office in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and other officials turned over ceremonial shovels this morning to break ground on a new Department of Motor Vehicles office in Las Vegas.

The new building, with 38,500 square feet of space, is a replacement facility for the aging DMV office at 2701 E. Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas.  It is scheduled to be completed in December, 2016, with an opening date set for February, 2017.  

The new office will feature 40 customer service windows, up from the current 34, outdoor kiosks for after-hours transactions and spacious new offices for the DMV Emissions Lab and the Office of Administrative Hearings.   The Sahara DMV employs 136 people.

CORE Construction of Las Vegas was awarded the contract with a budget of $17.8 million. The building was designed by TSK Architects under a $1.9 million contract awarded previously.  Construction is expected to generate 173 direct jobs.

The new facility is being built just to the west of the existing DMV office on the site of the current Buildings and Grounds Division facility, which will be demolished.  The Buildings and Grounds Division is moving to the current Nevada Department of Agriculture building to the northeast of the DMV while the Department of Agriculture will be relocated to the former Metropolitan Police substation at St. Louis Avenue and Atlantic Dr.

The current DMV office will remain open during construction.  However, parking is limited and some services have been eliminated or curtailed:

  • Motorcycle drive tests
  • Stand-by drive tests
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspections for assembled vehicles, salvage vehicles and confidential VINs
  • VIN assignments for assembled vehicles
  • Occupational licensing and registration services have been curtailed
The current DMV office will be demolished after the new facility is complete.  The site will be paved over for parking.

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Links

Fact Sheet: dmvnv.com/news/15012/15012-sahara-facts.pdf
Hi-Resolution Renderings: dmvnv.com/news/15012/sahara-images.zip

Architect's Renderings

Exterior

Sahara Office Exterior

Interior

Sahara Office Interior