Nevada DMV Vehicle Transfer | Vehicle Donations

Title Transfer

Nevada

Please notify the DMV that you have donated the vehicle by completing a Vehicle Resale Notification within 5 days of the vehicle pick-up. Please also surrender or transfer the donated vehicle's license plates and complete a Registration Cancellation & Plate Surrender, to notify the State that you are no longer the current owner. Do not cancel your vehicle's insurance until AFTER you have canceled your registration.

Vehicle Sale Notfication and Registration/Plate Cancellation

There are 3 ways in Nevada to notify the DMV that you have donated your car: online, in person or by mail.

1. TO COMPLETE THE VEHICLE RESALE NOTIFICATION AND TO CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION ONLINE:


*PREFERRED METHOD*If possible, we highly recommend completing forms online instead of by mail, so you may easily save and print out a copy for your records that includes a date/timestamp. Also, when completed online, a receipt can be printed ensuring it's been received.

  • For Online Vehicle Resale Notification: Click the button below and complete the Vehicle Resale Notification Form online through the MyDMVapp. Choose "Vehicle Resale Notification by an Individual".

    Access Resale Notification Form


  • For Online Registration Cancellation: Click the button below to access MyDMV and log in to find options for cancelling a vehicle's registration.

    Access MyDMV

2. TO CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION IN PERSON:


  • Please bring the license plates and decal to any DMV office and surrender them to a technician inside the office. Do not place them in a drop box unless it is specifically marked for license plates. You may keep personalized or specialty plates as a souvenir; however, you must bring the rear plate to the DMV and scrape off the decal in person.

    Click HERE to locate your local field office.

3. TO CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION BY MAIL:


  • Please mail the plates, decal, and a signed letter requesting cancellation of registration of your donated vehicle. Include your correct address and daytime telephone number in case you need to be contacted. You may want to send the plates via certified mail with a return signature required.
  • Mail plates, decal, and signed letter of cancellation of registration to:

    Department of Motor Vehicles
    Central Services Division
    555 Wright Wayt
    Carson City, NV 89711-0700


LICENSE PLATES


License plates must be surrendered in person or mailed to your local DMV—unless you use them on another vehicle.

If you wish to allow another person to use an existing set of license plates that you currently own, you must complete a License Plate Release. If you qualify for a refund, you must apply in person at your local DMV office.

Depending on the type of license plate, you may have either 30 days or 60 days to use the plates on another vehicle or turn them in. Generally, if you have a standard Home Means Nevada plate, you will have 60 days. If you have a special plate, you will have 30 days”.

Click HERE to locate your local field office.
Click HERE to learn more about plate refund qualifications.

PLEASE BE ADVISED:


The purchaser of your donated vehicle is NOT the charity. It will either be the vendor or Charitable Adult Rides & Services.
For more information, contact your local Motor Vehicle Division:

Department of Motor Vehicles
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711-0700

Reno/Sparks/Carson City: 775.684.4368
Las Vegas Area: 702.486.4368
Rural Nevada: 877.368.7828 (Toll Free)
TDD (Hearing Impaired Only): 775.684.4904
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