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December 19, 2016


Grand opening ceremony marks the completion of a four-year project

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles held a grand opening ceremony for its new office on East Sahara Avenue Monday, December 19, the same day the facility opened for business. 

“We’ve been working on this project for 4 years altogether and today, we are finally here to celebrate the grand opening,” said DMV Director Terri L. Albertson. “We are thrilled to be able to open this brand new facility to serve the community, and would like to thank all those involved to help us work toward our goal of providing a better customer experience.”

The new office, located at 2621 E Sahara Ave, took 15 months to build on a construction budget of $17.8 million. Planning and design began in 2013.

The new building replaces the existing DMV office next door, at 2701 E. Sahara, which closed permanently as of December 3. The old Sahara office will be demolished and paved over for additional parking for the new facility.

The new DMV location has 38,500 square feet of space. It has 48 customer service windows compared to 34 windows in the old facility.  It also has an entirely new Emissions Lab, new quarters for the Office of Administrative Hearings and more space in meeting and training rooms.  The office employs 167 people.

The building opened to the public at 8 a.m. followed by a grand opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m.

The DMV encourages customers to make appointments for services. Visit our website at

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Ceremony Details

What: Grand Opening for the East Sahara DMV
When: 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 19, 2016
Where: 2621 E. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104

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Terri L. Albertson, DMV Director
Councilman Bob Coffin, City of Las Vegas
State Senator Mark Manendo

Joe Ferreira, NV Donor Network

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