Registration forms and procedures differ depending on when and where your vehicle was purchased or whether it is homemade. Click on the appropriate link. Please read the application and forms carefully. A separate form is needed for each vehicle.
A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspection will have to be completed by a licensed Nevada Off-Highway Vehicle dealer or a sworn law enforcement officer. Note: the DMV does not perform VIN inspections and all registration is by mail. If your vehicle has never been registered or titled in Nevada Click here to see a list of licensed dealers.
Please call DMV during normal business hours: (775) 684-4381 in Carson City/Reno/Sparks; (702) 486-4368 option 8 in the Las Vegas area; and (877) 368-7828 option 8 in rural Nevada.
If your vehicle does not currently have a VIN Number, a VIN Assignment Form will need to be completed by the Nevada DMV. Call the DMV to obtain this form - but remember the DMV does not perform VIN inspections for Off-Highway Vehicles.
The dealer who completes the inspection may submit the application and other documents on your behalf or you may mail them yourself. Dealers may charge up to $2 for each registration and/or title application submitted.
The Nevada Certificate of Title, if issued, is processed separately from the registration decal. All ownership documents will be required to title the Off-Highway Vehicle. The title will be mailed to the lender or other lienholder, if any, or to the owner if there is no lienholder.
When you receive your registration decal, affix the decal to the Off-Highway Vehicle. Decals are issued by mail only. Once your off-highway vehicle is registered for the first time, renewals can be done online or by mail.
Nevada's program to register and title off-highway vehicles went into effect July 1, 2012. Nearly all off-highway vehicles greater than 70cc, and 1976 or newer, must be registered and display a registration decal to operate legally in Nevada. The cost for an annual registration is $21. Applications are accepted and decals are issued by mail only. Additionally, OHV dealers must be specifically licensed to sell off-highway vehicles.
Funding for the Commission's off-highway vehicle grant program relies on revenues generated by the Off-Highway Vehicle Registration Program. Your registration fees benefit the Off-Highway Vehicle community and Nevada as a whole in many ways:
Large All-Terrain Vehicle Registration (Form OHV-031, Large ATV Insurance Declaration must also be completed and submitted) “Large all-terrain vehicle” means any all-terrain vehicle that includes seating capacity for at least two people abreast and: 1. Total seating capacity for at least four people; or 2. A truck bed. Large OHV Registration requires insurance that meets requirements of NRS 485.185. Please note: each municipality determines which streets are legal for OHV’s.
The Department of Motor Vehicles processes registrations, titles and dealer licensing applications only. Questions on riding, trails, enforcement or other issues should be directed to the appropriate agencies in your local area or the Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles.