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Damaged, Lost or Stolen License Plates

Lost, Damaged or Unreadable Plates

If your plates are lost, damaged or unreadable, you may obtain entirely new plates with a new number in any style. Or, you may order a duplicate set of plates with the same number and style.

If you choose to keep the same expiration date, we will issue a new registration slip and decal with your new plates. No emission inspection or registration renewal is required but you must pay any specialty or plate production fees, the Prison Industries Fee of 50 cents per plate plate, a $5 substitute plate fee and a $1 technology fee.

You have the option of renewing your vehicle registration for a full year. Complete an emission inspection if required and if the last test was completed more than 90 days ago. Your expiration date will change if the current expiration date is more than 35 days away. Credit will be given for the unused portion of your current Nevada registration.

New Plates/New Number

If you wish to obtain standard or specialty plates with a new standard number, please bring your old plates if possible to a DMV office. If you wish to order a new personalized plate number, see Personalized Plates or the application for your specialty plate.

Duplicate Your Current Number

To order new plates with the same number and style, you may order in person at a DMV office or by mail or fax. The new plates will be mailed.

Order In-Person

Download and complete the Duplicate License Plate Application (SP 14). Bring this and the old plates with you to a DMV office. If you do not have the old plates, you will be asked to complete an affidavit stating the plates were lost, damaged, or left on a sold vehicle. We will issue a temporary movement permit and mail the new plates to you. 

Order by Mail/Fax

Download and complete the Duplicate License Plate Application (SP 14). Mail the application and fees to the address on the application. Fees may be paid by check or money order payable to DMV or complete and mail a Credit Card Authorization (VP 205). For faxed orders, fax the completed application and a Credit Card Authorization to (775) 684-4797.

Plates will be shipped to the DMV or Assessor's office you chose on the application and you will be notified by mail when they are ready. Please bring the old plates to the office with you if possible. A registration renewal is optional.

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Duplicate License Plate Application (SP 14)
Plates to replace damaged or unreadable plates in the same style. Not for stolen plates.

Payment Authorization (VP 205)

See Motor Carrier Forms if your vehicle is registered through Motor Carrier.

See Occupational and Business Licensing if you are a DMV licensee such as an auto dealer.

Stolen Plates

If your plates were stolen, you must apply in person at a DMV office and obtain a new plate number. Please bring any remaining plate. You must complete the Lost, Stolen or Mutilated License Plate Affidavit.

Lost, Stolen or Mutilated License Plate Affidavit (VP 202)
You must obtain new plates in person at a DMV Office.

It is recommended that you report any lost or stolen plate to your local law enforcement agency in the event your license plates are used in an unlawful manner.  However, the Department of Motor Vehicles does not require a police report prior to notification to the DMV for lost or stolen license plates.

If you choose to keep the same expiration date, no emission inspection or registration renewal is required but you must pay any specialty or plate production fees, the Prison Industries Fee of 50 cents per plate, a $5 substitute plate fee and a $1 technology fee.

You have the option of renewing your vehicle registration for a full year. Complete an emission inspection if required and if the last test was completed more than 90 days ago. Your expiration date will change if the current expiration date is more than 35 days away. Credit will be given for the unused portion of your current Nevada registration.