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Nevada Registration Requirements

Vehicles Purchased from a Nevada Dealer Vehicles Purchased from an Out-of-State Dealer
  • Nevada Evidence of Insurance Card
  • Invoice or Bill of Sale, and one of the following:
    Title
    Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin
    Security Agreement
    Lease Agreement
  • Nevada Emission Vehicle Inspection Report
    (if needed)
  • VIN inspection
  • Application for Vehicle Registration (VP 222)

Sales Taxes are paid to the dealer, based on the actual sales price.

Vehicle must be registered before the expiration date on the placard issued by the dealer.

Online Registration!! - Register your vehicle online without visiting the DMV! You can transfer existing plates or get new standard plates in the mail. Most vehicles purchased from a Nevada dealer are eligible. See EDRS for details.

Sales Taxes - You may or may not be charged sales tax at registration. Many dealers remit sales taxes directly to the DMV. Full Nevada taxes are due on vehicles purchased in Utah. See Out-of-State Dealer Sales.

Vehicle must be registered before the expiration of any movement permit issued.

Odometer Statement - Ensure the dealer completes this statement on the title or certificate of origin on vehicles 9 years old or newer. The original copy of a separate statement is also acceptable.

Vehicles Purchased from a Private Party, Family Sales and Gifts New Residents
  • Nevada Evidence of Insurance Card
  • Title or Security Agreement from a Financial Institution
  • Nevada Emission Vehicle Inspection Report
    (if needed)
  • VIN inspection
    (if not previously registered in Nevada)
  • Current odometer reading 
    (if less than 10 years old)
  • Application for Vehicle Registration (VP 222)
  • Nevada Evidence of Insurance Card
  • License plates and current registration certificate
  • Title, if not held by lien holder
  • Nevada Emission Vehicle Inspection Report
    (if needed)
  • VIN inspection
  • Application for Vehicle Registration (VP 222)

Vehicle must be registered within 30 days of the purchase. Sales taxes are not charged on "occasional" sales. The buyer must obtain insurance and a movement permit prior to driving the vehicle on any public street. The seller should remove the license plates and transfer or surrender them. Complete a Bill of Sale for your records.

New Nevada residents must obtain their driver license and vehicle registration within 30 days. See our New Resident Guide.

VIN inspections are done at DMV offices.  At larger offices, drive to the inspection station outside the main office first.

You must visit a DMV Full Service Office to register a vehicle unless it is eligible for EDRS.

Online Fee Estimates - Have your VIN or MSRP ready and log on to Fee Estimates at www.dmvnv.com.

Liability Insurance Requirements
Out-of-state insurance is not accepted. You must obtain insurance from a Nevada Licensed Insurance Carrier and maintain the coverage for the entire time the vehicle is registered in Nevada. Coverage is verified electronically with your insurance company. The name and vehicle information on your vehicle registration and your insurance policy must match. 
Motorists who do not maintain Nevada liability insurance are subject to a registration suspension and reinstatement fees and fines.  You must keep a Nevada Evidence of Insurance Card in your vehicle at all times.

Emissions Inspections
Smog checks are required on most gasoline and diesel powered cars and trucks, 1968 and newer, based in most areas of Las Vegas and Reno. Exemptions include new vehicles on their first and second registration, hybrids for the first five model years and diesel vehicles with a manufacturers gross vehicle weight rating over 14,000 pounds. Call (702) 486-4981 in Las Vegas or (775) 684-3580 in Reno.