Vehicles in Business
Several separate Nevada Departments and Divisions are responsible for vehicle-related regulation.
Out-of-State Business Vehicles
Here are general guidelines for various business uses.
Private Passenger Vehicles for Delivery
Persons using their own private passenger vehicles for delivery purposes (newspapers, food, runners, etc.) do not fall under additional regulation as long as they are under contract with only one business or a limited number of businesses.
Nevada has higher liability insurance requirements for this type of service but the business typically carries the extra coverage. Contact your insurance agent.
Businesses Transporting Only Their Employees or Property
Businesses operating in-state and operate vehicles under 10,001 pounds and transport only their own employees or property typically do not fall under any special vehicle-related regulation.
An exception is Employer Van Pools, which are regulated by the Nevada Transportation Authority.
Nevada has no special vehicle registration requirements or license plates for this type of vehicle. Businesses with ten or more vehicles qualify for Fleet registration.
Any vehicle 26,001 pounds or more must be registered through Motor Carrier.
Pick-Up and Delivery Services
Persons or businesses offering pick-up and delivery services to the general public fall under state and federal Motor Carrier regulations.
Higher liability insurance coverage is required.
Household Goods movers must contact the Nevada Transportation Authority.
All other goods carriers must contact DMV Motor Carrier.
Businesses which transport people or property as an ancillary function of their main business may or may not be exempt from vehicle-related regulation.
Businesses that Rent or Loan Vehicles
Any business which rents or loans vehicles to the public for any reason must contact DMV Occupational and Business Licensing.
Vehicle dealers, garages, driving schools and nearly all vehicle-related businesses are licensed by DMV.
Towing services are regulated by the Nevada Transportation Authority.
Transportation Network Companies, Peer-to-Peer Sharing
Transportation Network Companies such as Uber and Lyft are regulated by the Nevada Transportation Authority.
Peer-to-peer car sharing companies are regulated by DMV Occupational and Business Licensing under similar regulations as vehicle dealers.
Companies which test or operate Autonomous Vehicles are licensed by the DMV.
Fuel Suppliers, Dealers, Transporters and Exporters
All fuel suppliers, dealers, transporters and exporters should contact DMV Motor Carrier. This includes propane, CNG, aviation fuel, etc.