How to Obtain Plates and Placards
If you wish to obtain placards only, we encourage you to order by mail or fax. Mail the completed application to the address listed or fax it to (775) 684-4797. You may also visit a DMV office or an AAA office that offers DMV services. See Locations.
To obtain license plates, motorcycle stickers or a combination of these and placards, you must visit a DMV office or County Assessor office which offers vehicle registration services. Make an appointment at DMV offices in Carson City, Henderson, Las Vegas or Reno.
Select AAA offices in Las Vegas, Reno and Sparks offer handicapped plates and placards. See the DMV office listings.
If you are obtaining license plates and your vehicle is currently registered in Nevada, download and complete the appropriate application and obtain a physician's signature. Bring this and the old plates to the DMV or Assessor. If you wish to keep the old plates, you must bring the rear plate and surrender the decal in person.
If you choose to keep the same expiration date, we will issue your new plates with a new registration slip and decal. No emission inspection or registration renewal is required.
You have the option of renewing your vehicle registration for a full year. In addition to the application, you will need to complete an emission inspection if required and if the last test was completed more than 90 days ago. Your expiration date will change if the current expiration date is more than 35 days away. Credit will be given for the unused portion of your current Nevada registration.
If you have just purchased a vehicle or are
registering it in Nevada for the first time, see the full list of Registration Requirements or New Resident Guide and use our online Registration Fee Estimates. Bring all required documentation along with the completed disabled plate application.
The DMV issues authorization letters that contain the name and address of the disabled individual who holds the license plates or placards.
You must keep this letter, or a copy, in the vehicle that is displaying disabled plates. You must keep it with you if you are using placards. It is illegal to park in a handicapped space unless the person to whom the plates or placards are issued is present.