Motor Carrier Permits

Registration and Fuel Tax Temporary Trip Permits Top ↑

Out of state commercial vehicles 10,000 pounds and under used in business in Nevada are required to obtain a Non-Resident Business Permit within 10 days of commencing operations. See Movement Permits.

Out of state commercial vehicles with a Combined Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 10,001 pounds or more are required to get a registration permit before entering the state. Fuel tax permits are required for vehicles 26,001 pounds or more or any vehicle with three or more axles.

See the Tip Sheet for more information.

For Nevada-based carriers, Motor Carrier branch offices issue 24 hour permits (120 hours for buses) for temporary registration and special fuel taxes. Fees for registration are $5 plus 15 cents per mile. Special fuel permits are a flat $30.

All carriers must obtain their permit(s) prior to entering the state or before traveling in the state. You may not travel to the nearest Motor Carrier office. To purchase permits, please contact one of the vendors listed below (additional fees apply).

ADK/Mid-Cal (800) 257-4568
Air & Lube Systems (916)381-5588
Anytime Permits Inc. (209) 857-5686
Comdata Inc. (800) 749-6058
Custom Permit Service (800) 669-5014
Ernie’s Mobile Home Transport (888) 711-9922
Highway Permits Co. LLC (888) 731-0312
Go Big Permits (951) 677-8316
JJ Keller & Associates (800) 231-5266
On The Move Permits (727) 942-2006
Permit America Inc. (866) 573-7648
Quality Permits (909) 748-7715
Reliable Permit Solutions (888) 949-4220
T-Chek Systems (866) 351-2435
The Permit Company (800) 331-0418
Transmit/Transmid America (800) 228-7577
West Coast Services LLC (888) 737-6488

If you have further questions regarding Trip Permits, please contact the Motor Carrier Division at (775) 684-4711 option 1.


The State of Nevada contracts with permit vendors to sell trip and fuel permits.  Vendors enter into a contract with the state, maintain a $50,000 bond and are required to meet specific Worker’s Compensation insurance requirements. If you are interested in completing this process and selling trip permits on behalf of the State of Nevada, please contact Andrea Burnell at (775) 684-4665 or by email at aburnell -at-

Over Dimensional Permits Top ↑

Nevada has no ports of entry. Maximum cab card weight is 129,000 pounds. Carriers operating in excess of 80,000 pounds must register apportioned in their base state.

The DMV Motor Carrier Division issues over-length permits for vehicles with multiple trailers and reducible loads that exceed 70 feet in length (maximum weight is 129,000 pounds). Email or call (775) 684-4711 for more information.

The NDOT Commercial Vehicle Permits Office issues permits for over-dimensional vehicles/loads. Call (800) 552-2127 or (775) 888-7410. Please do not call NDOT for information on the temporary trip and fuel permits listed above.

See also:

The following characteristics require an NDOT permit:

Amber Light and Hazardous Materials Permits Top ↑

Amber lights and hazardous materials permits are issued by Nevada Highway Patrol - Amber Light and Hazardous Materials Permits or by calling (775) 684-4652.


Nevada issues a maximum of one 72-hour permit during any three consecutive months per NAC 459.984.


Carriers must obtain hazmat permits from their base state. Permits for Nevada carriers are issued by the Nevada Highway Patrol. Nevada is one of the states participating in the Uniform State Hazardous Materials Registration and Permitting Program.

Apply online at