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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2001
NEWS FROM: Field Services Division 01-159

DMV Clarifies Vehicle Inspection Policy
Motorists Asked to Bring Vehicles to Office

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is asking motorists in northeast Clark County to bring their vehicles to the Mesquite DMV office for Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspections. Inspections can also be completed at any Las Vegas office.

Motorists should bring any operable or trailered vehicle to the DMV at 330 N. Sandhill Road. Residents intending to permanently park a motor home should have the VIN inspection and title completed before the vehicle is set up.

Previously, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) completed on-site inspections. LVMPD is no longer providing this service, partially at the request of the DMV. There have been a number of cases in which vehicles were titled incorrectly or fraudulently.

The Mesquite Police Department has agreed to complete VIN inspections on a limited number of inoperable vehicles. Motorists should bring the vehicle to the DMV if possible.

A VIN inspection is required on any vehicle which has never been registered or titled in Nevada. Most can be completed at the Mesquite DMV office in just a few minutes. In difficult or questionable cases, the motorist will be referred to the DMV office on East Sahara Ave. in Las Vegas, where specially-trained inspectors can ensure a vehicle is properly identified and titled.

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