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 credentials 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.
Checking 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.
Applying for License Plate Renewal in Nevada
To apply for an NV DMV car registration renewal before your vehicle’s credentials 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.
To renew your registration online in Nevada, you must be able to provide your registered vehicle’s license plate number and the last four digits of its VIN.
Alternatively, you may provide the DMV access code from your renewal notice. You must also be able to pay the registration fee with a credit card or electronic check.
If you prefer to renew your registration credentials in person, you must visit a local DMV or County Assessor’s office to present your Nevada driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance. Some DMV offices also provide you with the option to renew your registration materials by kiosk.
By Mail or Fax
To apply for NV vehicle registration renewal by mail or fax, you must forward your reminder card, emissions test results, payment for the applicable fee and any other required documents directly to the DMV.
However, these application methods are only available to you if you cannot renew your credentials online or in person.
Find helpful instructions about renewing your registration in this free guide.