How Do You Renew Registration of a Vehicle in Nevada?

Renew the registration of a vehicle in Nevada by accessing the Online Renewal section on and using the access code from the renewal notice or a combination of your license plate number and the last four digits of your vehicle identification number. Alternatively, renew the registration at participating emission inspection stations after successfully passing the required emissions test, or contact the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles via the Contact Us section, and enclose the renewal postcard and necessary payments.

Renewing a registration online also requires the Evidence of Insurance card and driver’s license. This method allows you to renew your registration up to 18 months after expiration. After 15 days, the system automatically calculates and adds late fees. During the process, you can apply for tax exemptions and contact your county assessor in case the tax exemption voucher is initially rejected. For payments, the Nevada DMV accepts debit cards from checking accounts, electronic checks and credit cards from Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Renewing a registration through emission stations requires a fee of $10, as of 2015, in addition to fees for emission testing and registration. Once the process is complete, the Nevada DMV computer system automatically updates the new expiration date. The new registration and license plate decal typically arrive by mail within two business days.