Vehicle registration must be completed with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in order to legally drive on NV roadways. So what do you need to take with you to complete your transaction the first time? It depends on how you own your automobile (leasing, making payments, or owner with title) and how you want to register (single, joint, business or transfer to family member) your automobile.
If you are moving to Nevada, you will need to get a Nevada driver’s license and register your vehicles with the NV DMV within 30 days of establishing residency. Depending on your vehicle’s age and whether you’re a new resident, you may be asked to provide additional paperwork and inspection forms.
However, before you register, you must obtain the following:
- Nevada Evidence of Insurance Card (which must be issued by a Nevada-licensed agency).
- A vehicles inspection report.
Vehicle Registration & Title Transfer Process
Once you have completed the tasks above, go to your local NV DMV office and submit the following:
- Your current registration and license plates.
- Vehicle title, unless it is currently held by a lienholder.
- The Nevada Emission Vehicle Inspection Report.
- The Vehicle Inspection Certificate (Form VP15).
- The Application for Vehicle Registration (Form VP-222).
- Payment for the registration fees. (vary based on your vehicle’s value) Estimate your fees with Nevada’s Online Registration Fee Estimate.)
You will receive a new registration certificate and license plates before you leave the NV DMV.
To be sure you have everything you need before getting in line at the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office, visit www.transfermyauto.com, answer 3 to 5 questions to generate a checklist of what is needed. Military personnel often get tax breaks in many states, your checklist will indicate if this is the case.