Autonomous Vehicles

Self-Certification for Autonomous Testing

Autonomous Vehicle Testing License Plate

Manufacturers and developers interested in testing their vehicles in Nevada must submit their completed “Autonomous Vehicle Testing Registry Application” packet to the Department’s address listed on this page. This packet outlines the test bond and insurance directives, fees and other requirements. 

Once the packet has been reviewed and all requirements are met, the DMV will issue a certificate of compliance for testing along with sets of red license plates for each vehicle listed in the packet.

Autonomous Vehicle Testing Registry Application (OBL 326)

Self-Certification for Operations (Public Use)

Prior to registering an autonomous vehicle in Nevada, the manufacturer or developer must self-certify with the Department that they are in compliance the requirements of Chapter 482A of the Nevada Revised Statutes. 

The manufacturer or developer must submit their completed “Autonomous Vehicle Certification Registry” packet to the Department address listed below.

The certification is only based upon the make, model and year of the vehicle(s) listed in the packet.  If the manufacturer or developer incorporates their autonomous technology into other makes and models, they will be required to submit an additional “Autonomous Vehicle Certification Registry” packet to the Department for certification. 

Autonomous Vehicle Certification Registry - Operation & Registration (OBL 326A)

Once the packet has been reviewed and all requirements are met, the DMV will issue a certificate of compliance for operations based on the make, model and year of the vehicles listed.

Please mail completed applications to:

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
Directors Office
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711-0900

For questions regarding the autonomous vehicle regulations, autonomous testing application process and/or consumer deployment please contact:

Thomas Martin, Manager - Research and Project Management Division
(775) 684-4371 or tmartin01@dmv.nv.gov

Natalie Vargas-Murray, Manager - Occupational & Business Licensing
(775) 684-4672 or NVargas-Murray@dmv.nv.gov

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