Nevada has very restrictive privacy laws relating to the release of DMV records to third parties. Generally, a third party cannot get any information on a specific driver license or registration without a notarized release from the person about whom the information is requested.
There are exceptions for law enforcement and other parties such as insurance companies.
The release of DMV records is governed by these laws:
Internet and kiosk driver histories contain only current information. If you need your original issue date or any other historical information, you must complete and submit an IR-002 application below.
Original Issue Date - Uber/Lyft drivers and former residents who need their original driver's license issue date must complete and mail an IR-002 application. This date is not listed on an internet or kiosk driver history.
You must complete and mail an Application for Individual Record Information (IR 002) if:
We do not release licensing information by telephone or email.
All parties must complete one of the application packets below and submit the request to the DMV Records Section in Carson City.
Please contact the Records Section for fee quotes and other details if you desire a custom query or statistical reports.
See License Plate Surrender/Vehicle Sale for information if you have just sold a vehicle.
Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711-0250
(702) 486-4368 - Las Vegas Area
(775) 684-4590 - Reno/Sparks/Carson City
(775) 684-4899 - fax
Use the following form to request copying or inspection of existing DMV records that do not contain personal identifying information or a large statistical request. The department complies with NRS Chapter 239 and related regulations regarding inspection and copying of public records.
Pursuant to NRS 239.0107, within five (5) business days of receiving a request for a public record, the department will:
The department may charge only the direct costs of a request such as the cost of ink, toner, paper, media and postage. (NRS 239.052, 2019 Senate Bill 287).
See the DMV Records Section address above for mailed requests.