How to Register Your Moped Top ↑
- You must bring the vehicle to a DMV office for an inspection. This is completed at the VIN inspection station at larger DMV offices. In rural counties where there is no DMV, the Sheriff’s Office may complete the inspection. Use the Moped Registration Application/Inspection (VP 30) form.
- The inspection will determine whether the vehicle meets the definition of a moped and establish the Vehicle Identification Number. If the vehicle is determined to be a motorcycle, the owner will have to comply with all motorcycle laws.
- Moped registration must be done in-person at a DMV office.
- If you purchased your vehicle from a dealer, be sure to bring all of the paperwork including the Dealer's Report of Sale.
- Registration fees for a typical moped will total approximately $60. This includes a $33 registration fee, one year of Governmental Services Taxes based on vehicle value, license plate fees and miscellaneous charges. Tax exemptions and fee credits can be applied.
- Mopeds are issued a distinctive license plate with the Sunset background. A handicapped version is available.
- The DMV will issue a title for a moped if the owner meets the requirements. If not, the DMV will issue a registration only. Bring your Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin, any existing title, sales contract or receipts. Titling is required if the vehicle is determined to be a motorcycle.
Make an appointment! DMV offices in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City offer appointments. Plan to arrive about a half hour early to complete your vehicle inspection. See Appointments.
- A moped must be inspected to verify that it meets the definition of a moped.
- The owner must bring the moped to the DMV, if they live in a county that has a DMV office.
- Residents of Douglas, Esmeralda, Eureka, Lander, Lincoln and Storey counties may take the moped to either the Sheriff’s Office in that county or a DMV office in another county.
- The Moped Registration Application/Inspection form includes a section for VIN verification.
- The fee for a moped inspection/VIN inspection is $1.
- A new moped inspection will be required whenever ownership is transferred or a new registration is completed.
- Moped Registration Application/Inspection (VP 30)
Do not mail this form. The inspection must be completed by a DMV representative, Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff.
Safety Equipment Top ↑
Mopeds must have almost all of the same safety equipment (lights, mirrors, etc.) as a motorcycle in order to be driven on any public street. Mopeds are not required to have turn signals (NRS 484D.130). See the Motorcycle Equipment Tip Sheet.
Other vehicles with a small engine are considered off-highway motor vehicles and may not be operated on public streets.
This moped has the proper safety equipment and may be driven on public streets if it is designated for on-highway use.
This moped is not properly equipped. It is an off-highway vehicle and may not be driven on public streets. It may not be converted to on-highway use.
Ride to the Right
Moped operators have the same rights and responsibilities as other drivers. However, moped operators have additional responsibilities based on the limitations of their vehicle. Moped operators must remain in the extreme right-hand lane of any road unless:
- There is only a single lane of traffic in the direction of travel of the moped
- Preparing to make a left turn (turn must be made within one-quarter mile from entering lane)
- When driving in the extreme right-hand lane would not be safe; or
- As directed by a police officer