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Damaged, Lost or Stolen License Plates

Damaged or Unreadable Plates

If your plates are 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.

New Plates/New Number

If you wish to obtain standard or specialty plates with a new standard number, please bring your old plates to a DMV office. You must pay any specialty or plate production fees, the Prison Industries Fee of 50 cents per plate and a $5 substitute plate fee. If you wish to order a new personalized plate number, see Personalized Plates or the application for your specialty plate.

If you choose to keep the same expiration date, we will issue a new registration slip and decal with your new plates. No emissions 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 and a $5 substitute plate fee.

You have the option of renewing your vehicle registration for a full year. Complete an emissions 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.  

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.

A DMV office visit is necessary no matter how you order. We encourage you to order in-person so we can ensure you use the correct form and are charged the correct fees. 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. We will issue a temporary movement permit and mail the new plates to you. 

If you choose to keep the same expiration date, no emissions inspection or registration renewal is required.

You have the option of renewing your vehicle registration for a full year. Complete an emissions 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.  

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 a Credit Card Authorization. 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. A registration renewal is not required, but an additional substitute plate fee will apply.

If you choose to keep the same expiration date, we will issue a new registration slip and decal with your new plates. No emissions 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 and a $5 substitute plate fee.

You have the option of renewing your vehicle registration for a full year. Complete an emissions 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.

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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.

Lost or Stolen Plates

If your license plates have been lost or stolen, you must obtain a new set of plates with a new number and complete the Lost, Stolen or Mutilated License Plate Affidavit.

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

Stolen

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.

If you choose to keep the same expiration date, no emissions 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 and a $5 substitute plate fee.

You have the option of renewing your vehicle registration for a full year. Complete an emissions 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.

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

Lost

If your plates were lost, you may obtain a substitute license plate (with a new number) or a duplicate license plate (with the same number and style).

New Plates/New Number

If you wish to obtain standard or specialty plates with a new standard number, please bring your old plates to a DMV Full Service office. You must pay any specialty or plate production fees, the Prison Industries Fee of 50 cents per plate and a $5 substitute plate fee. If you wish to order a new personalized plate number, see Personalized Plates.

If you choose to keep the same expiration date, we will issue a new registration slip and decal with your new plates. No emissions 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 and a $5 substitute plate fee.

You have the option of renewing your vehicle registration for a full year. Complete an emissions 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.

Duplicate Your Existing Plate and Number

You may order in person at a DMV Full Service Office or by mail or fax. A DMV office visit is necessary no matter how you order. We encourage you to order in-person so we can ensure you use the correct form and are charged the correct fees. The new plates will be mailed.

Order In-Person

Download and complete the Duplicate License Plate Application. Bring this and the old plates with you to a DMV Full Service office. We will issue a temporary movement permit and mail the new plates to you.

If you choose to keep the same expiration date, no emissions 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 and a $5 substitute plate fee.

You have the option of renewing your vehicle registration for a full year. Complete an emissions 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.

Order by Mail/Fax (not available for stolen plates)

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 a Credit Card Authorization. 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. A registration renewal is not required, but an additional substitute plate fee will apply.

If you choose to keep the same expiration date, we will issue a new registration slip and decal with your new plates. No emissions 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 and a $5 substitute plate fee.

You have the option of renewing your vehicle registration for a full year. Complete an emissions 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.

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.

If your Certificate of Registration or annual decal has been stolen, you can order a replacement online, by mail, fax or in person. See Duplicate Registration.