Register Your Vehicle
This section is for Nevada residents stationed in other states.
See Renewal Options for complete details and forms.
The DMV will waive registration late fees for active duty military members assigned to combat or combat support positions. Use the Active Duty Military Combat Affidavit (VP 258) when you renew your registration.
You may be eligible for a Veterans Exemption and, if so, you may transfer it to your spouse. Apply through your County Assessor.
If your registration renewal requires an emission inspection and you cannot have it completed in Nevada, you must have a smog check completed if you are currently residing in an area that requires emission inspections. Submit an EC 8 application if testing is not required in your location.
Nevada residents on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces may maintain a Nevada vehicle registration while stationed in other states. However, you are not entitled to tax relief under the Service Member's Civil Relief Act of 2003. You may be entitled to a Veterans Exemption. Contact your Nevada County Assessor.
If you wish to obtain an original registration or transfer an existing Nevada registration and plates to another vehicle, please contact us with the Vehicle Identification Number and other specifics such as where and how the vehicle was purchased, sales price and any sales taxes paid. We will return an estimate of fees and instructions on how to complete the registration. We may ask you to include one or more of the following documents:
Use our Online Registration Fee Estimate but please note there are additional charges for license plates, title transactions, etc.
Smog checks are required on most gasoline and diesel powered cars and trucks, 1968 and newer, if your address is in most areas of Las Vegas or Reno. See Emissions.
Exemptions include new vehicles on their first, second or third registration, hybrids for the first five model years, diesel vehicles with a manufacturers gross vehicle weight rating over 14,000 pounds, motorcycles and mopeds.
You may submit a passing smog check if the area in which you live requires testing. If testing is not required in your area, you may submit the Emission Control Exemption Affidavit (EC 008) above.
Registration Renewal by Mail
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711