UPDATE (MARCH 17): 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.
“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.
ORIGINAL REPORT (MARCH 16): LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Department of Motor Vehicles of Nevada said effective Monday, March 16, it will only see customers with appointments, citing the coronavirus pandemic.
The change is for the Carson City, Las Vegas and Reno offices, while the rural offices will have limited amounts of customers.
“The health, safety, and well-being of Nevada’s citizens and the DMV staff need to come first during this time,” said DMV Director Julie Butler in the media release. “We are taking precautions to limit the crowds and close proximity of customers in our lobbies in response to concerns related to the spread of COVID-19.”
The DMV said common transactions can be done online without an in-person visit on dmvnv.com. Customers were encouraged to check there first.
“All customers, including those with appointments, should visit our website first. Please do not seek services in a rural DMV office. The number of customers allowed in those offices at one time will be limited," Butler said.
The release said offices in Las Vegas and Reno typically see 1,100 customers per day and additional appointments will be added to serve more people.
In-person appointments include:
- Drive Test Appointments (no standby tests will be allowed)
- Dealerships, Fleets, Registration Services and Occupational and Business Licensing
- Emissions Labs
- Administrative Hearings
- Services at the Commercial Driver Licensing/Motor Carrier offices in Sparks and on Donovan Way in Las Vegas. These offices remain limited to CDL and Motor Carrier transactions only.