Department of Motor Vehicles
1399 American Pacific Drive
Henderson, NV 89014
Office open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
If you already have a Nevada drivers license and registration and are moving to Henderson from another area in Nevada, you must notify DMV of your change of address within 30 days. Visit the Web site or stop by the office for the correct form.
If you are moving to Henderson from outside of Nevada, you have 30 days to transfer your drivers license and registration. You will need the following items:
Drivers licenses cost $22; $17 for those 65 and older. A first time $25 testing fee applies for knowledge and skills testing. Out-of-state checks are accepted with the approval of a DMV supervisor.
All applicants must take a vision test. Other tests will be waived if:
If you do not meet these requirements, you will have to take a written test and possibly a skills test.
Motorcycle and Moped Licensing
You must have a Class M motorcycle license to ride any motorcycle or moped greater than 50cc. Nevada transfers motorcycle endorsements from most other states. You must have a normal Class C or higher drivers license to ride any motorized vehicle 50 cc or under on a public street.
Mopeds 50cc or less, with less than 2 horsepower, do not have to be registered.
Motorcyclists are required to wear helmets at all times in Nevada. The only exception is for mopeds 50cc or less, capable of a maximum speed of 30 miles per hour.
Instruction permits valid for one year are available at age 15 1/2 following written and vision tests. Parents or guardians must sign a consent form to accept liability for the minor. A licensed driver 21 years or older with at least one year driving experience must ride next to the beginning driver at all times.
Drivers under age 18 must complete a 30-hour drivers education course. Courses are offered by the local school district and private schools or by private Nevada professional driving schools.
Young drivers must also gain 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience and 10 hours of the experience must be completed in darkness; parents or guardians sign a form that the experience has been completed and submit it when applying for a full license.
Licenses may be issued at age 16 following a skills test. Licenses issued to drivers under 21 are clearly marked as such.
Underage drivers can lose their license or have its issuance delayed for the same reasons as adult drivers and for the following additional offenses: