Registering a Motorcycle in Nevada
So, you decided to go and get yourself a motorcycle. You are going to need more than a helmet, leather jacket, and the open road. The next step is registering it in the state of Nevada. Fortunately, registering a motorcycle is very much the same as registering a car or truck.
If you bought a brand new motorcycle in Nevada you will need:
- Nevada Evidence of Insurance Card
- Dealer Report of Sale
- Application for Vehicle Registration (VP 222)
New residents to Nevada also need:
- License plates and current registration certificate
- Title, if not held by lien holder
- VIN inspection
When registering your motorcycle, there is an additional fee to help fund Nevada rider safety programs. The rest of the registration fees are calculated the same as registering a car or truck.
Nevada Replacement Plates
If somehow while riding your motorcycle you lost your license plates or they were damaged, you will need to have them replaced as soon as possible. You may order new plates that have a completely new number, or you may request replacement plates.
In order to get new plates to replace your damaged ones, you will need to bring the damaged plates into your local Nevada DMV office. To get your replacements you must pay any specialty or plate production fees. The fees are greater if you want personalized or specialty plates. If you choose to get plates with the same number as your existing motorcycle license plates, you can either go to your local DMV office, order by mail, or by fax. A visit to a DMV office is required at some point no matter which option you choose.
If you choose to go to the DMV in person, you must first download and complete the Duplicate License Plate Application (SP 14). Bring this and your old plates with you to the DMV office. They will then issue you a temporary movement permit, and your replacement plates will be on their way in the mail.
When requesting replacement plates via mail or fax, download the Duplicate License Plate Application (SP 14) and fill out the necessary information. Mail the form and a check or money order for the fees to the address on the form. Fees may be paid by check or money order payable to DMV. For faxed orders, fax the completed application and a Credit Card Authorization to (775) 684-4797.
Your replacement plates will be mailed to the Nevada DMV office you selected on the application. They will notify you when the plates for your motorcycle have arrived. Bring the damaged original plates with you when you go to the office to pick up your new plates. You do not need to renew your motorcycle registration at this time, but you will need to pay a replacement fee.
If Your Plates Get Stolen
If the license plates to your motorcycle get misplaced or stolen, you will need to go to the Nevada DMV office in person to request a new replacement plate number. You have the option to renew your registration for your plates at this time. You must also fill out the Lost, Stolen or Mutilated License Plate Affidavit (VP 202), available online or at the DMV office.
Now that you have your motorcycle registered, please be careful and remember you are required to wear your helmet in the state of Nevada.