Nevada Registration Renewal

Renew Nevada Vehicle Registration

There are a few different ways to renew a car registration in Nevada. You can renew:

  • Online.
  • At a self-service kiosk.
  • By mail or fax (out-of-state residents only).
  • In person.

Registration is due on the date listed on your registration document. Renewal notices are mailed out about 30 days before expiration.

Emissions tests must be completed each year before renewal.

Renew NV Registration Online

To renew your Nevada vehicle registration online, visit the DMV online portal and provide:

  • The access code found on your renewal notice OR the license plate number and last 4 digits of the vehicle identification number (VIN).
  • Your current odometer reading.
  • Credit card information for payment.

Once you’ve completed the transaction, you’ll be mailed your new registration and plate decal.

You can renew online up to 18 months after expiration for an extra fee.

Renew Nevada Vehicle Registration at a Self-Service Kiosk

Self-service kiosks allow NV DMV customers to complete many common transactions without the hassle of waiting in a long line at the DMV.

You can renew your registration at a kiosk as long as you do NOT have any special circumstances such as:

  • A suspension.
  • A registration that has been expired over 18 months.
  • An address change.

You may be asked to provide your:

  • Renewal access code.
  • VIN.
  • License plate number.
  • Renewal at a kiosk costs an extra $3. 

Once your transaction is completed, the kiosk will print your document and plate sticker.

Renew NV Car Registration by Mail or Fax

If you are temporarily residing outside Nevada, you can renew by mail or fax. 

To renew by mail or fax, enclose your:

  • Completed renewal postcard that was attached to your renewal notice*.
  • Proof of completed emissions test. If the area you reside in does NOT require emissions tests, provide a completed Emission Control Exemption Application (EC-8).
  • Payment for the applicable fees. Pay by check or money order made payable to “Department of Motor Vehicles.” You may also pay by card by completing a Payment Authorization Form (ADM 205).

Fax your items to (775) 684-4797 OR mail them to: 

Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
Registration Renewal by Mail
P.O. Box 6900
Carson City, NV 89702-6900

If your documents are postmarked before expiration, you will NOT be charged a late fee.

Exemptions are available for active-duty military members, spouses and veterans residing out-of-state. See the “mail/fax” to acquire the relevant forms.

*Contact the DMV by email if you have NOT received this form.

Renew Nevada Vehicle Registration in Person

You can renew your registration in person:

In addition to payment, you may be asked to provide your:

  • Current or expired registration.
  • License plate number.
  • VIN.
  • Driver’s license.
  • Proof of insurance.

Nevada Registration Renewal Fees

Nevada vehicles are subject to annual fees for:

  • Registration.
  • Governmental services tax.
  • Supplemental Governmental Services Tax (for Clark and Churchill residents only).

Registration fees are calculated based on the weight and class of the vehicle.

  • Passenger vehicle registration: $33.
  • Additional motorcycle safety fee: $6.
  • Moped registration renewal: $33.
  • Late fee $6 per month after expiration.
  • Government services tax late fee: $6 or 10% of the fee including supplemental government services tax in applicable counties (whichever is greater).
  • Additional fee to process renewal at an emissions testing center: $10.
  • Additional fee for renewal processed at a self-service kiosk: $3. 

Governmental services taxes are calculated using a formula that uses vehicle cost and estimated depreciation. 

Use the fee calculator on the DMV website to estimate your total registration fee.