1. MyDMV Top ↑
The best way to save time at the DMV is to avoid going there at all! The DMV offers two dozen online services and you can access most of them from one place - your MyDMV account. Here are just a few of the things you can do online:
- Address Change. We will mail you a new driver's license and new vehicle registration cards.
- Register a Vehicle Purchased from a Nevada Dealer. You can transfer existing license plates or we will mail new plates. Most cars, trucks and motorcycles are eligible.
- Vehicle Registration Renewal. We will mail the registration and decal.
- Personalized License Plate Order. Build a preview of your plate, check the number and order it all at once!
- Duplicate Registration. This is even easier. Print it right from your computer.
- Duplicate Driver's License, ID Card or Instruction Permit. We will mail the license to you.
- Driver History Printout. Print a full report from your computer.
- Insurance Verification. If you get a verification request, respond online or call. Don't take payment receipts to a DMV office. Insurance must be verified electronically by the carrier. There is no reason to go to an office for insurance problems unless we ask you to.
2. Kiosks Top ↑
With 38 locations, there's a "DMV in a Box" near you in a DMV office, a supermarket or another partner locations. No bank account? Kiosks at DMV offices take cash.
- Vehicle Registration Renewal
- Duplicate Registration and Decal
- Insurance Suspension Reinstatement
- Driver History Printout
The vehicle registration/decal and driver history reports are printed on the spot. See Kiosks for more details and locations.
3. Mail Top ↑
If you can't do it online, you may be able to do it by mail. Most of the transactions listed above can be completed using paper forms and payment by check or money order.
Here are a few other transactions that can be completed by mail:
- Handicapped Parking Placards. We will mail placards to you at no cost if you mail in a properly-completed form or renewal.
- Duplicate Vehicle Title. If your vehicle is paid off and you've lost the title, you can order a duplicate.
- License Plate Surrender and/or Refund Request. If you do not need the license plate credit right away, you can mail the plates to Carson City.
See the Forms page or the individual pages for these transactions for forms and other information.
4. Have the Right Information Top ↑
Sometimes you have to visit the DMV in person but make sure you only have to come in once. Get the right forms and all of the documents you need to complete the transaction. Here are some specific tips:
- Driver's License/ID Card Proof of Identity. Visit Proof of Residency and Identity and read the requirements carefully if you are applying for a first-time license, changing your name or upgrading to a Real ID. The DMV requires proof of every name change if you have changed your name multiple times.
- Written Driving Test. Download the Driver Handbook (PDF) and study it if you have to take the written test. It is not an easy test.
- VIN Inspection. Any vehicle that has never been registered or titled in Nevada must have a Vehicle Identification Number inspection. Visit the inspection station outside the main office (at larger DMV locations) before you come inside. You do not have to complete the VIN inspection at the same time as the registration.
- Proof of Insurance. You must obtain insurance from a Nevada-licensed carrier prior to registering your vehicle and present a Nevada Evidence of Insurance card. See Vehicle Registration Requirements for other items you will need.
Read this website carefully and Contact Us before you come in to make sure you are ready to go and only have to visit the DMV once.
5. Use Dash Pass Appointment Top ↑
One of the best ways to save time at the DMV is by skipping the wait with Dash Pass Appointment. Like any other appointment—doctor, dentist, etc.—just go online, enter your cell phone number and pick a date. That's it!
Appointments can be scheduled up to 30 days in advance, then arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time to enjoy a much more streamlined DMV experience. You’ll even have a separate line for check in—just look for the “appointments” sign near the information counter.
Dash Pass Appointment is offered at almost every DMV location. You can learn more about the system or schedule an appointment here.