Donor License Plate

How to order the license plates

You have the choice of ordering by mail or in person at any full service Nevada DMV Office or a County Assessor’s Office which offers vehicle registration services.

Order by Mail.  Download, complete and mail the application for a specialty plate. The application can be downloaded from the Nevada DMV website.  You can order plates even if you are moving to Nevada in the near future but have not actually registered a vehicle here yet.

Personalized plates must be approved, manufactured and then shipped to the DMV or Assessor’s office you chose on the application. If your application is rejected, your check will be returned.

When the DMV or Assessor receives your plates, the staff will send you a post card notifying you they are ready.

If your vehicle is currently registered in Nevada, bring the old plates to the DMV for surrender. If you wish to keep them, 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 and decal with your new plates. No emissions inspection or registration renewal is required.

You have the option of renewing your vehicle registration for a full year. Complete an emissions 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 have just purchased a vehicle or have already moved to Nevada, we encourage you to order in person at the same time you register your vehicle.

Order in Person. You can order custom plates in person at a DMV office at the same time you register a vehicle or renew.

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 Registration Fee Estimates.  Click on NV DMV.  Bring all required documentation along with the appropriate license plate application. DMV 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. If you wish to keep them, 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 emissions 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 emissions 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.

Fees for the donor license plates

The standard fee for the Organ Donor License Plate is $62.00.  The annual renewal fee for the plates is $30.00.  These fees are in addition to all other registration fees and governmental services taxes.

Personalized Nevada Organ Donor license plates may be issued for passenger and light commercial vehicles.  The first time fee for a Personalized Nevada Organ Donor license plate is $97.00.  The annual renewal fee for the personalized Organ Donor license plates is $50.  These fees are in addition to all other registration fees and governmental services taxes.  The Personalized Organ Donor applications are available at any DMV Field Service Office and may also be downloaded from the Department’s Website www.dmvstat.com.

If your vehicle is currently registered, State law requires that your vehicle be re-registered for twelve (12) months at the time you receive your Nevada Organ Donor license plates.  Credit for the unused portion of your current registration will be allowed.  You must surrender the current plates to the Department in order to transfer this credit.

How to order the specialty plates as a gift

We encourage you to order by mail, 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.”

Personalized plates in the Sunset style can have up to seven characters. Specialty plates vary from five 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.

Please have three choices ready in case your first choice is not available. Send DMV an e-mail at info@dmv.state.nv.us or call the Special Plates section at (775) 684-4750.

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.

For more information on the Organ Donor License Plate, click here.
Or call:

DMV Special Plates
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711-0875
(775) 684-4750
(775) 684-4797  Fax

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