Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nevada DMV has closed its offices until further notice, and has issued a blanket 90-day extension to those with driver’s licenses, and registrations and other documents expiring between March 16, and April 30, 2020. An extension letter has been provided by DMV in case you need to present it to law enforcement during a traffic stop during this period. Governor Sisolak has stated, “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. We will continue to explore and implement creative solutions to relieve some of the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 crisis.”
The extension applies to any DMV document that expires between March 16 and 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 apply to vehicle liability insurance or SR-22 insurance requirements. These must be maintained during the closure period.
DMV encourages completion of needed business online
“No one is going to face a penalty because they are unable to complete a DMV transaction,” per Julie Butler, Director of the Nevada DMV. “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.”
Examples of online transactions available online include:
- vehicle registration renewals
- registration of vehicles purchased from a Nevada dealer
- registration cancellation
- insurance verification and reinstatement
- driver history printouts
- duplicate driver’s licenses and registration decals
REAL ID deadline rescheduled
The requirements for REAL ID has been pushed back by one year. The new date on which REAL ID will go into effect is now, October 1, 2021.
Ticket Busters is keeping you informed
We will continue to keep you up to date with changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have received a ticket during this time, our team is still here to help you. We will represent you with the court and negotiate a settlement for your charges. In most cases we can reduce your charges to a non-moving violation, saving you time dealing with the courts, and saving you increases to your insurance premiums. Call our office today at (702) 666-6666, or click the green button at the bottom of the page to text us your ticket.