Personalized License Plates


New personalized plate orders are subject to delay. Please be patient.

If your plates are to be picked up at a DMV office, please make an appointment in our metropolitan offices as soon as you order the plates. Do not make an appointment at an office other than where your plates will be sent.

Personalized Plates Top ↑

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Name and Group Standard
Initial/Annual Fee
Personalized License Plate
Motorcycle Personalized Plate
Personalized Plates
Standard Nevada plate design with your choice of up to 7 custom letters/numbers.
6 letters/numbers maximum for motorcycles and small trailers.
$42/$20 $39.25/$20


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Fees listed are in addition to all other applicable registration fees. The fees above apply to the standard design. Fees vary for specialty plates.

Use our online Plate Search & Ordering to look up available numbers and order most plate styles.

Plate delivery takes 8 to 9 weeks.

What Plate Numbers Are Available? Top ↑

Personalized plates in the Home Means Nevada style can have up to seven characters. Specialty plates vary from four to seven characters as designated on each plate's application. You do not have to fill all available spaces. Punctuation and special symbols are not allowed.

Use our online Plate Search & Ordering, email or call to verify whether your choice is available. Please have three choices ready when you fill out the application.

You can choose any personalized combination that is not offensive or in bad taste, has not already been issued to someone else and does not conflict with any standard-issue Nevada numbering system. If your plate number is denied or recalled for any of these reasons, you may appeal the decision through the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Personalized plate numbers which have expired or been surrendered become available to any applicant 18 months after expiration. Individuals may transfer plate numbers if the original owner signs a form as the new owner's registration is completed at a DMV office.

See Previously-Issued Plate Numbers if you wish to order a specific standard plate number.

How Do I Order Custom Plates? Top ↑

Use our online Plate Search and Ordering to search for your plate number and order most plate styles. You may also email or call to check available plate numbers are available.

You may order personalized plates online, by mail/fax or in person. We suggest online or mail/fax if your vehicle is already registered in Nevada, if you are moving to Nevada in the near future or if you will be buying a vehicle in the near future. Order in person if you will be registering a vehicle or renewing the registration within the next 60 days.

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Start Here to search for plate numbers and order standard plates or most specialty plate styles online. Your order will be reviewed by the DMV staff and, if approved, your plates will be mailed to the DMV office of your choice for pickup. See Getting Your Plates below.

You must have a Nevada driver's license or ID card to order online.

Plate styles that require special qualifications may not be ordered online. These include Veteran, Firefighter, Peace Officer, Mason, Eagle Scout and Girl Scout Gold Award.

Mail or Fax

Check for three plate choices online. You may also email or call.

Download and complete the appropriate application below for your plate. Mail the application and fees to the address on the application. Fees may be paid by check or money order payable to DMV or a Payment Authorization Form (ADM 205).

For faxed orders, fax the completed application and a Credit Card Authorization to (775) 684-4797.

You can order plates even if you are moving to Nevada within the next 60 days but have not actually registered a vehicle here yet. 

Your order will be reviewed by the DMV staff and, if approved, your plates will be mailed to the DMV office of your choice for pickup. See Getting Your Plates below.

In Person

You may order your custom plates in person at the same time you register a vehicle or renew its registration at a DMV Office or at a County Assessor's Office which offers vehicle registration services. 

You may wish to use our online Personalized Plate Search in advance to help select your plate style and/or personalized numbering. Complete the appropriate application below.

You will receive a temporary movement permit for your vehicle and your new plates will be mailed to you.

Getting Your Plates - Online/Mail/Fax

Personalized plates must be approved by the DMV staff, manufactured and shipped to the DMV or County Assessor’s office of your choice. If your application is rejected, you will be notified by letter and you will be refunded. Please do not stop payment on your financial instrument. Delivery can take 6 to 8 weeks.

When the DMV or Assessor receives your plates, the staff will send you a letter notifying you they are ready. Make an appointment for your DMV visit.

You must pick up your plates within 60 days of notification. Plates left longer may be destroyed. Bring your existing plates, if any. There is a $5 fee for a new registration certificate and plate decal.

Vehicle Registration

If you have just purchased a vehicle or are registering it in Nevada for the first time, see the full list of Registration Requirements or New Resident Guide and use our online Registration Fee Estimates. Bring all required documentation along with the appropriate license plate application. We will issue the vehicle registration slip, decal and a temporary movement permit. The plates will be mailed to you.

If your vehicle is currently registered in Nevada, bring the old plates to the DMV for surrender when you pick up the new plates or order custom plates in person. If you wish to keep the old plates, bring the rear plate only to surrender the decal.

If you choose to keep the same expiration date, we will issue a new registration slip, decal and a temporary movement permit. No emission inspection or registration renewal is required. The plates will be mailed to you.

You have the option of renewing your vehicle registration for a full year. Complete an emission inspection if required and if the last test was completed more than 90 days ago. Your expiration date will change if the current expiration date is more than 35 days away. Credit will be given for the unused portion of your current Nevada registration.

If you are swapping plates between vehicles, you must renew the registration for a full year, present evidence of insurance and a smog check if needed. Credit will be given for the unused portion of the current registration.

Plate Applications Top ↑

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How Do I Order Plates As A Gift? Top ↑

We encourage you to order by mail or fax as above, placing your name and address on the application and the recipient's name on the line labeled "Name of person plate will be registered to if other than applicant."

Use our online Personalized Plate Search to verify whether your choices are available.

When the DMV or County Assessor's office you chose on the application receives your plates, the staff will notify you by mail. The office will hold the plates for 60 days. We cannot release license plates which are not registered to a vehicle.

The registration will have to be completed in person at a DMV or Assessor office as outlined above.

Plate Number Complaints Top ↑

If you see a personalized plate number that you find offensive, you may ask the Department to review and possibly recall it. Please complete the following form and mail it to the address listed.

License Plate Complaint Form (SP 74)

The Department will consider recalling any personalized license plate that: