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Previously-Issued Plate Numbers

1982 Nevada license plate

See Personalized Plates to order a personalized number even if it has been issued previously.

See Circa 1982 Replica Plates for blue plates and the old "county designator" plate numbers.

See Classic Vehicle Plates for plates for use on vehicles 1942 and older.

See Damaged, Lost or Stolen Plates if you are replacing your own existing plates that are currently in use or expired less than 18 months.

What Numbers Can I Get?

You may obtain any standard plate number ("123ABC") or special counter plate number ("Lake Tahoe 12345") provided:

The plate style will match the number you request. "123ABC" can be ordered in the Sunset or Circa 1982 styles only, "LT12345" will be the Lake Tahoe background and so forth.

If you wish to use an existing set of license plates that currently belong to someone else or have been expired for less than 18 months, the plate owner must complete a License Plate Release (SP 67). You must submit this form when registering the plates to a vehicle in your name. The current registration for the plate number will be canceled. Registration fee credits may not be transferred to the new owner.

Order In-Person

We encourage you to order previously-issued plate numbers in person at a DMV Full Service Office so we may ensure that the number is available, that your vehicle is registered properly and that you are charged the correct fees.

Please bring the current plates for your vehicle into the office with you. We will issue a temporary movement permit for your vehicle and mail the new plates to you once they are manufactured.

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

If you wish to order by mail, please mail the form below, the License Plate Release (SP 67) from the previous owner (if needed), a check, money order or Payment Authorization to the address on the form. Please include your daytime telephone number in case there is a problem.

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Replacement License Plate Application (SP 9)
For those who wish to get a certain plate number which has already been issued.
Do not use to request Circa 1982 Replica Plates or Personalized Plates.

Payment Authorization (VP 205)

If your order is accepted, the plates will be sent to the DMV office you designate on the form and you will be notified by mail when they are ready to be picked up. There will be additional fees charged to register the plates to your vehicle.

If you choose to keep the same expiration date, no emissions inspection or registration renewal is required. A $5 substitute plate fee will apply.

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.