How to Renew Car Registration in Nevada

You must apply for a car registration renewal in Nevada before your current registration expires, as driving without valid tags may result in fines and late fees. As a reminder to renew your registration on time, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will send you a renewal notice about 30 days in advance. Make sure your address is current on DMV records so you do not miss out on these notices.

Before applying for a DMV registration renewal in NV, you must bring your vehicle to an inspection station to undergo an emissions test. Some inspection stations can renew your registration at the same time, while others will require you to renew online, in person, by mail or fax after your vehicle passes its annual inspection. If the inspection station can renew your credentials, you will receive your new registration slip and decals in the mail.

To learn more about tag renewal and the steps you must take to renew your registration before it expires, review the sections below.

How to Check Vehicle Registration Status Online in Nevada

You may perform a car registration check prior to renewing your registration if you wish to verify your expiration date. If you need to submit your vehicle for an emissions inspection but your registration credentials are about to expire, you must obtain a temporary movement permit from the DMV.

To perform your car reg check online under the DMV’s website, you need your vehicle’s license plate number and the last four digits of its identification number (VIN). To check the status of your driver’s license, ID card or other driving credentials, you must log into your MyDMV account.

How to Apply for License Plate Renewal in Nevada

To apply for an NV DMV car registration renewal before your vehicle’s license plates expire, you may choose to complete the process online, in person, by mail or fax. Learn more about these application methods in the sections below.