March 18, 2020

Rob Lauer Political Reporter

Yesterday in the wake of Gov. Sisolak’s order to close ALL non-essential businesses, the Nevada DMV issued an official statement (see below). Since smog testing businesses are closed following the Governor’s order yesterday, it will be impossible to register vehicles.

The DMV still wants it money even though some 200K Nevadans are out of work as of today. No relief, no mercy from the DMV today.

Republican Assemblyman (R) Jim Wheeler issued the following statement just now “Folks in Nevada should not have to worry about paying the DMV while they deal with this health and now financial crisis. I’m calling on Gov. Sisolak to issue a 60 day moratorium on all DMV dues effective today.”


NV DMV Official Statement:

CARSON CITY –The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has closed its field offices statewide and many of the centralized services in Carson City, including the call center, effective 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.  The department has taken the action to help mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19 among state employees, their families, and the general public.

“We know many of our customers are facing deadlines to obtain a driver’s license, vehicle registration or other time-sensitive documents, but the health and safety of our communities must come first,” said Director Julie Butler. “We will be releasing further guidance for customers as soon as possible.” 

The Department’s online services and kiosks remain operational and Nevadans are encouraged to use them. 

Visit the DMV website at for the latest information and a list of available online services.

Examples of online transactions include:

  • vehicle registration renewals (can also be completed at kiosks)
  • registration of vehicles purchased from a Nevada dealer
  • registration cancellation
  • insurance verification and reinstatement
  • driver history printouts
  • duplicate driver’s licenses and registration decals



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