March 21, 2020

Thanks to the efforts of Nevada Watch, a non profit group, NV drivers won’t have to worry about getting pulled over for 90 days due to the corona virus State of Emergency Orders. On March 18, 2020 the non Profit group, Nevada Watch, served the Nevada DMV with a demand letter seeking a 60 day stay of enforcement actions for car registration and driver’s license renewals.


Las Vegas (March 18, 2020) – Nevada Watch will be filing a lawsuit against the Nevada DMV seeking an emergency injunction staying any enforcement actions for the next 60 days, specifically for car registration and drivers’ license renewals.

The emergency order issued by Nevada Governor Sisolak effective midnight March 17, shut down ALL nonessential businesses and displaced some 200,000 people, without any notice, putting financial strain on these households. Nevada Watch believes the Nevada DMV should provide relief to those who have car registration and driver’s licenses coming due within the next 30-days.

Even though all DMV offices are closed, and smog check businesses are closed, per the governor’s order, the DMV still refuses to provide relief for Nevadans.


Yesterday Gov. Sisolak issued an order delaying any such action by the Nevada DMV for 90 days.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles have issued an automatic 90-day extension for expiring driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations and other DMV documents. Governor Sisolak signed a Declaration of Emergency authorizing the extension on Friday, March 20.
Citizens can visit the DMV website,, to download an Extension Letter to present to law enforcement on demand.
“This extension provides some reassurance to Nevada drivers that, while the DMV continues to conduct business online, any processing delays caused by the DMV physical office closures will not result in penalties for expired driver’s licenses, registration, or other DMV documents in the near future,” said Gov. Sisolak. “We will continue to explore and implement creative solutions to relieve some of the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 crisis.”
Extensions are being granted on any DMV document that has an expiration date of March 16 through April 30, 2020. This includes all types of driver’s licenses and ID cards, vehicle registrations and movement permits, DMV business licenses and Motor Carrier credentials.
The extension does not include vehicle liability insurance or SR-22 requirements. Motorists must maintain their insurance coverage.
“No one is going to face a penalty because they are unable to complete a DMV transaction,” said DMV Director Julie Butler. “At the same time, however, we’re encouraging customers to complete their business online, if at all possible, to help avoid backlogs once services are fully restored.”

“VICTORY” “Renewing car registrations and driver’s licenses are the last things folks in Nevada should have to worry about right now”, said Rob Lauer, Director of Nevada Watch

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