Vehicle Industry & Drive School Licensing

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Updates

Read these updates. There are important new rules affecting many businesses.

newVehicle Liens

Assembly Bill 284 of the 2021 Nevada Legislature makes changes to the laws on vehicle liens held by body shops, garages and other businesses.

Licensees must comply with AB 284. The Department of Motor Vehicles has now fully implemented these changes.

AB 284 contains new notice requirements, an expiration date for vehicle liens and a procedure for the public to contest the validity of a lien.

All businesses which assert vehicle liens should review AB 284 and seek legal advice on its impacts. The provisions of the bill do not apply to tow car operators who hold a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.

Please ask your legal counsel for advice on implementation of this bill. DMV staff members cannot offer legal advice.

Emissions Changes

New vehicles are now exempt from emissions tests until the fourth registration. Tests were previously required upon the third registration. See 2021 Assembly Bill 349 for additional changes in emissions fees and upcoming changes in classic vehicle registration.

Odometer Disclosure & Secure POA

Odometer Disclosure is required on all 2011 and newer vehicles and must be completed on a secure form such as a Title, Dealer Reassignment of Title or a Secure Power of Attorney.

Non-Secure Power of Attorney forms are no longer accepted as of August 1, 2021.  The DMV recognizes this is a burden on the vehicle industry. However, the extended disclosure period and secure form requirements are both mandated by federal regulations, 49 CFR 580

Lienholders must obtain a Secure Power of Attorney from both the buyer and seller if the title is not present at the time of sale. Section A on the Secure Power of Attorney is completed by the seller giving the financial institution Power of Attorney. Section B is completed by the buyer giving the financial institution Power of Attorney. Section C is completed by the financial institution so they may sign on  behalf of both customers. Again, this applies to all 2011 and newer vehicles.  

2011 vehicles did not become odometer exempt on January 1, 2021. You must complete an Odometer Disclosure on any 2011 or newer vehicle.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requires odometer disclosures until vehicles are 20 years old, beginning with vehicles of the 2011 model year. The previous rule was 10 years.

  • If the vehicle is a 2011 model or newer, Odometer Disclosure(s) must be completed.
  • If the vehicle is a 2010 model or older, it is exempt.

You must disclose the mileage even if the title or Dealer Reassignment form says "Exempt - Model year over 9 years old." Titles and forms now being issued reflect the new rule.

Vehicles that are weight exempt (over 16,000 pounds GVWR) remain exempt under the new rule.

2011 vehicles will become exempt from odometer disclosure in the year 2031. 2012 vehicles will be exempt in 2032 and so on. See the News Release for more information.

Watch your trade-ins:

  • Vehicle ownership transfers using a Bill of Sale and Application for Duplicate Title and/or multiple bills of sale are not allowed for model year 2011 and newer vehicles.
  • Multiple private party sales are not allowed for model year 2011 and newer vehicles.
  • You must use a Secure Power of Attorney on 2011 and newer vehicles if you use a POA.

The Odometer Reading section of a Nevada title issued under the old disclosure rule that states “Exempt - Model year over 9 years old.” The reading must be entered for any vehicle 2011 or newer even if this statement is present. The Odometer Reading section of a Nevada title which reflects the new rule.

Odometer Section of Title showing a nine-year exemption period
The Odometer Reading section of a Nevada title issued under the old disclosure rule that states “Exempt - Model year over 9 years old.” The reading must be entered for any vehicle 2011 or newer even if this statement is present.
Odometer Section of Title
The Odometer Reading section of a Nevada title which reflects the new rule.

Now Accepting E-Signatures

Due to State and Federal regulation/rule changes over the past several years and changing DMV business model, the Department is able to accept electronic notary and e-signature on physical and digital forms. This coincides with practices already existing in the Title Section and streamlines the ability to accept and process e-signatures.

The new process allows an applicant to submit a form prescribed by the Department with an e-signature and/or e-notary if authentication requirements are met:

  • Association of signature with the record/form/transaction must be easily identified (e.g. John Smith’s e-signature appears on an Erasure Affidavit for a title in his name)
  • Authentication must be present i.e. printed name of the signatory, timestamps, date of each signature, who sent and viewed the document
  • Electronic Notary must contain an electronic seal and electronic signature

The electronic signature acceptance process will mirror that of current DMV transactions:

  • An applicant may submit forms prescribed and approved by the DMV with an e-signature if authentication requirements are met
  • The DMV will approve or deny a form based on current policy and procedure for the transaction being completed

Note: An existing original title or manufacturer’s certificate of origin, will be denied if submitted with e-signatures for transfer of ownership at this time

E-signatures may be accepted on most DMV prescribed forms and may not be denied solely because the signature is electronic.

The Department has created the following checklist for customers with questions: E-Signature Checklist.

Licensing & Online Services

Vehicle Industry Online and Daily Use

Veteran and Other Tax Exemptions: Exemptions must be applied at the time your customer's vehicle is registered. The DMV does not issue refunds or apply exemptions retroactively. Please do not direct customers to ask for a refund from the DMV.

Online Services

Placard Date Calculator

+ 30 days:   

Motor Vehicle Industry Portal  |  Tutorial
EDRS entry and business license information.

EDRS Entry Quick Reference  |  EDRS Update Quick Reference

EDRS Dealer Manual

SecureETag Placard System 

User Guide | Data Entry  |  Seal Supplies

E-Signature Checklist

Electronic Lien and Title Information

Online Original Vehicle Registration  |  Customer Flier
Buyers can transfer existing plates or receive new plates by mail. We are now offering many specialty plates online! See Online Registration for a list.

Business License Renewal (Non-Portal)

Handbooks

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Business License Verification

Body Shop Salvage Pool
Broker Wrecker
Dealer Emission Stations
Off-Highway Dealer Emission Referee
Garage Registration DUI School
Manufacturer Professional School
Rebuilder Traffic Safety School

Salvage Pool Private Bidder Verification

Body Shop Labor Rate Survey  |  Survey Results
Body shops are required to complete this survey prior to their annual license renewal. Shops that miss the April 30 deadline for business license renewal must still complete the survey online, but may not use the online license renewal. Results do not include shops which missed the deadline.

Vehicle Industry Licensing

Salesperson Licensing

  • Salesperson Licensing Packet (OBL 337)
    All enclosed forms must be completed.
    License Surrender: When a salesperson is terminated, the dealer must surrender that person's license to the DMV within 10 days.

Business Licensing

Laws Statutes Code
Chapter 482 - Motor Vehicles and Trailers: Licensing, Registration, Sales and Leases NRS NAC
Chapter 490 - Off-Highway Vehicles NRS NAC
Chapter 97  -  Retail Installment Sales of Goods and Services NRS NAC
See also Vehicle Sales Contracts from the Nevada Division of Financial Institutions.
Chapter 487 - Repair, Removal and Disposal of Vehicles (Body Shop and Garage) NRS NAC
Chapter 108 - Lien Sales NRS NAC
Chapter 597 - Miscellaneous Trade Regulations and Prohibited Acts (Body Shop and Garage) NRS --

Garage Registration

Emissions Stations

See Emissions - Handbooks and Tools for inspector licensing, online services and more.

Online Services

Inspector Licensing

Business Licensing

Laws Statutes Code
Chapter 445B - Air Pollution NRS NAC

Driving Schools

Instructor Licensing

Business Licensing

CDL School Federal Registry

Beginning February 7, 2022, any entity that provides commercial motor vehicle training for entry-level drivers must be registered with FMCSA and listed on the Training Provider Registry.

Drivers must complete their entry-level driver training from a training provider listed in the Training Provider Registry to be eligible to take the required commercial driver’s license (CDL) skills tests or the Hazmat knowledge test. Training providers must also register to electronically submit a driver’s certification of successful completion of training, as required by the ELDT regulations.
Training Providers must self-certify that they meet the following requirements set forth in 49 CFR 380.703:

  • Follow a curriculum that meets the applicable criteria in Appendices A-E of Part 380;
  • Utilize facilities meeting the criteria in § 380.709;
  • Utilize vehicles meeting the criteria in § 380.711;
  • Utilize instructors meeting the criteria in § 380.713;
  • Meet record keeping requirements in § 380.725;
  • Be licensed, certified, registered, or authorized to provide training in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations of any State where in-person training is conducted.

To learn more about ELDT and the Training Provider Registry, visit: https://tpr.fmcsa.dot.gov.

Third Party CDL Certifiers

See Commercial Licensing.

Laws Statutes Code
Chapter 483 - Driver Licenses; Driving Schools and Driving Instructors NRS NAC

Office Locations

These offices are for business license services only. If you are not a current or prospective licensee, please see Contact Us.

  • Carson City

    Carson City

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

  • Henderson

    Henderson

    1399 American Pacific Dr.
    Henderson, NV 89074
    8a-5p M-F | Henderson Map
    (702) 486-1371

  • Las Vegas - East Sahara

    Sahara

    2621 E. Sahara Ave.
    Las Vegas, NV 89104-4136
    8a-5p M-F | Sahara Map
    (702) 486-4930

  • Las Vegas - West Flamingo

    Flamingo

    8250 W. Flamingo Rd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89147-4111
    8a-5p M-F | Flamingo Map
    (702) 486-8620

  • Reno

    Reno

    9155 Double Diamond Parkway
    Reno, NV 89521
    8a-5p M-F | Reno Map
    (775) 684-3564

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