About Us

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles was founded in 1957. It currently has more than 1,200 employees. The DMV processes approximately 10 million transactions and collects $1.6 billion in revenue each year.
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DMV Transformation Effort

We're building the DMV of the future! The Nevada DMV will be moving all of its services online over the next few years and rebuilding our customer service and IT platforms. Learn More.

What We Do

Our job is to license Nevada's 2.3 million drivers and ID card holders and register more than 2.7 million vehicles while maintaining the integrity and privacy of DMV records. However, the DMV is also responsible for:

  • Helping to ensure highway safety through driver education and testing
  • Administering financial responsibility laws
  • Licensing and regulation of the motor vehicle industry, including: dealers, salespeople, rental car companies, manufacturers, and emissions inspection stations
  • Licensing and regulation of private driving schools and instructors
  • Investigation of consumer complaints
  • Investigation of identity theft and vehicle fraud, including criminal arrests and prosecution
  • Collection of all Nevada fuel taxes (including aviation fuel!)
  • Collection of Governmental Services Taxes to help fund local governments and schools


Director's Office

Tonya Laney, Director

Angela Smith-Lamb, Deputy Director

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
Directors Office
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711-0900
(775) 684-4549
(775) 684-4692 fax
(775) 684-4904 TDD (hearing impaired only)

Contact the Director's Office


Diversity and Inclusion Liaison

This position was established by the 2021 Nevada Legislature in Senate Bill 222.

Vickie Coll
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711