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Reading Required for Registration and Renewal
Have your current mileage ready when you register your vehicle. Motorcycles and mopeds are exempt. State law requires the DMV to collect mileage data to help the Nevada Legislature plan for future road construction. See Odometer Reading Pilot Program.
Odometer Disclosure on 2011 and Newer Vehicles
Avoid repeat DMV visits and returned titles! Complete the Odometer Reading section of the title on any 2011 or newer vehicle.
Effective January 1, 2021, 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 your vehicle is a 2011 model or newer, you must enter the current mileage in the Odometer Reading section of the title upon sale of the vehicle.
- If your vehicle is a 2010 model or older, you may check the exempt box on the title.
You must disclose the mileage even if the title says "Exempt - Model year over 9 years old." Titles now being issued reflect the new rule as shown below.
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You must register the vehicle at a DMV office before the expiration date of any movement permit issued or 30 days maximum. If you trade in a vehicle, you should keep your Nevada license plates. They must be transferred to a new vehicle or surrendered within 60 days. Make an appointment at our offices in Carson City, Las Vegas or Reno. Commercial vehicles with a GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more must be registered through Motor Carrier.
If the vehicle has never been registered or titled in Nevada, you must have a VIN inspection completed at the DMV. At larger offices, drive to the Inspection Station outside the main office first. You may also have a law enforcement officer complete the Vehicle Inspection Certificate (VP 015).
Use our Online Registration Fee Estimate. This is an estimate only. Total fees will be higher due to a $28.25 title fee, license plate fees and miscellaneous charges. DMV field offices accept cash, checks, money orders for the exact amount, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Please bring all documents provided by the dealer. You must have:
- Invoice or Bill of Sale, and one of the following:
- Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin
- Security Agreement
- Lease Agreement
- Purchase Order
- Nevada Evidence of Insurance
- Nevada Emissions Vehicle Inspection Report if needed
- Current Odometer Reading
- Vehicle Inspection Certificate (VP 015)
Odometer Statement: If your vehicle is a 2011 model or newer and the dealer is providing you with the title or Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin, please ensure that the dealer completes the federal Odometer Statement on this document. Dealers may also provide the original copy of a separate statement.
You must obtain liability insurance from a Nevada-licensed carrier in the exact name(s) which will be on the registration and title. The effective date of the policy must be equal or previous to the registration date. Coverage is verified electronically with your insurance company.
Motorists who do not maintain Nevada liability insurance are subject to a registration suspension, reinstatement fee/fine, possible SR22 requirement and driver’s license suspension.
A third party may register the vehicle for you. The person must also present an Application for Vehicle Registration (VP 222) signed by the owner. Or, the third party may present a completed Power of Attorney (VP 136) or a General Power of Attorney instead of a VP 222. Any Power of Attorney must be notarized and be an original or certified copy.
Three-Year Trailer Registration
Recreational and utility trailers can be registered for either one year or three years at a time.
- You will be issued a three-year decal.
- Registration credits can be applied.
- County-issued tax exemptions can be applied to the first year's fees only. Exemptions issued in the second and third years cannot be applied retroactively or refunded.
- Three-year registrations are available at original registration and at renewals including online, mailed, in-person and kiosks at DMV offices.
Visit Online Fee Estimates to compare one-year and three-year fees.
The vehicle registration gives you the right to drive the car or truck on public highways. The Certificate of Registration and your Nevada Evidence of Insurance must be kept in the vehicle.
The vehicle title shows ownership. It should be stored with your other important papers and not kept in the vehicle.