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NEWS FROM: Compliance Enforcement Division 12-009

DMV Cracking Down on Unlicensed Dealers
“Impact Day” is Thursday, November 1

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will be sending its entire force of Compliance Enforcement investigators into the field on Thursday, November 1, to take action against unlicensed vehicle dealers.  The DMV’s first “Impact Day” will help protect the public by helping businesses comply with the rules.

Dealers who sell off-highway vehicles (OHVs), in particular, have been slow to comply with Nevada’s new laws on OHV sales. Any business that sells OHVs, including big box stores, auto parts outlets and other retailers, must be licensed for this activity by the DMV.

“We’re protecting the public from unscrupulous operators,” said Donnie Perry, the administrator for the DMV Compliance Enforcement Division. “A licensed dealer has to be bonded, have a fixed place of business and follow strict standards on advertising and financing.”

Perry says many repair garages and vehicle dealers simply let their DMV license lapse. Off-highway vehicle dealers may not even be aware of Nevada’s new licensing and registration requirements, which went into effect July 1st. 

In either case, selling a motor vehicle without a proper business license is illegal. DMV investigators will order offenders to cease and desist all sales during Impact Day.  Fines and criminal penalties could follow.

Motorists can verify DMV business licenses on the department’s website at Complete details on OHV registration are available at, the website for the Nevada Commission on Off-Highway Vehicles.

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