Compliance Enforcement Division

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The Compliance Enforcement Division investigates cases of document fraud and identity theft that involve the use of DMV processes.

We also investigate complaints against auto dealers and similar businesses, body shops, garages, emission inspection stations and driving schools.

We do not handle complaints concerning towing, movers or taxicabs. For a complete list of enforcement agencies, visit Vehicles in Business.

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Business Licensing

The Occupational and Business Licensing Section issues DMV licenses to nearly every business in the motor vehicle industry: dealers, lessors, distributors, brokers, manufacturers, rebuilders, body shops, wreckers, salvage pools, transporters, autonomous vehicle developers, emission inspection stations and driving schools. Repair garages must register with the DMV.

Vehicle salesmen, emissions inspectors and drive school instructors are also licensed individually.

The DMV's Motor Carrier Division licenses the fuel industry and issues IRP/IFTA credentials.

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Nevada operates a vehicle emission Inspection/Maintenance program in cooperation with other federal, state and local agencies. See Emissions.

Emissions testing stations are privately owned and decentralized. Tests are required on gasoline and light-duty diesel vehicles based in and around the Las Vegas Valley in Clark County and in many parts of Washoe County.

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Identity Theft

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You should contact your local law enforcement if you believe you could be a victim of identity theft. If your driver's license information has been misused, file a DMV ID Theft Complaint Form (CED 013). A police report is not required but is strongly encouraged.

For more information regarding identify theft, please visit the Nevada Attorney General Identity Theft Program. The Federal Trade Commission also has advice on specific steps you can take if you are a victim of identity theft.


Visit Nevada Consumer Affairs for information on fraud in other areas such as finance, real estate and Internet scams.

Public Hearings

See Public Hearings for legal notices on proposed regulatory changes for licensees and for the Emissions Advisory Committee and the Automotive Affairs Advisory Board. Our Motor Vehicle Laws page has links to Nevada statutes and administrative code.

Smog Spotter Hotline

Smog Spotter Hotline

The Nevada DMV operates the Smog Spotter program to encourage the public to report smoking vehicles online or by telephone. Visit or call (844) END-SMOG (844-363-7664).

Be a Smog Spotter and report smoking vehicles. The DMV will investigate reports on any vehicle with a Nevada registration, including heavy-duty diesel trucks and vehicles based in rural areas.

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These offices are for Compliance Enforcement business only. Call these offices if you would like to file a complaint against a DMV licensee or reach an investigator. For all other DMV issues, please call one of the main numbers as listed in Office Locations or send an email.

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Compliance Enforcement Complaint Form (CED 020 - PDF)

ID Theft Complaint Form (CED 13)

Carson City
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711-0400
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(775) 684-4790

Las Vegas
8250 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89147-4111
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(702) 486-8626

9155 Double Diamond Pkwy.
Reno, NV 89521
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(775) 684-3562