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.

Electronic DRS - You may be eligible to register the vehicle online without visiting the DMV if you purchased it from a participating dealer. Check your green Dealer Report of Sale for the letters “EDRS.”

Sales Taxes - DMV will verify whatever taxes were paid and charge any difference between that amount and what would have been due in Nevada. Full Nevada taxes are due on vehicles purchased in Utah.

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 at www.dmvnv.com.

You must visit a DMV Full Service Office to register a vehicle unless it is eligible for the EDRS program.
Online Fee Estimates - Have your VIN or MSRP ready and log on to Fee Estimates at www.dmvnv.com.
VIN inspections are done at DMV offices.  At larger offices, drive to the inspection station outside the main office first.

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.