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Nevada Drivers License

Nevada Drivers License

Nevada drivers license is the document that enables you to drive in the state and all over the country legally. Before you apply for a Nevada drivers license, you will need to make up your mind about the type of the license that you need.

Nevada Drivers License Types

At the moment, you can apply for the following types of licenses in Nevada.

  • Regular drivers license (Class C)
  • Commercial drivers license (Class B)
  • Motorcycle license (Class M)

Class C drivers license is the type of the license that is possessed by most people. It allows you to operate a motor vehicle 26,000 pounds or less and suffices for most of your everyday driving.

Nevada Drivers License Issuance

Nevada drivers license can be issued only by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The application procedure may differ, depending on your age, residency and whether you have held your license previously.

Drivers License For Under 18

If you are under 18 years of age and would like to obtain a class C drivers license in Nevada, you will be required to apply for the instruction permit first and complete the drivers education class. Drivers ed is part of the Nevada graduated drivers license program. You will be required to hold your learners permit for at least 12 months before you can apply for your regular drivers license. If you are 18 years or older, you still have to apply for the learners permit, but there is no minimum holding period for you.

Apply for Nevada Instruction Permit

If you are over 18, the application procedure will be as following:

  • Visit the DMV office near you
  • Be a resident of Nevada
  • Provide proof of ID, proof of your birth date and your Social Security Number
  • Complete the drivers license application form
  • Pay the fee
  • Pass the permit test (you may wish to take some practice permit tests before you chance the real one)
  • Pass the vision exam
  • Have your picture taken

If you previously held a Nevada ID card, you will be required to surrender it. It is illegal to hold a Nevada drivers license and an ID card at the same time.

If you meet all the requirements listed above, you will be issued with a paper confirming that you are licensed to drive. At the moment, you can only drive while being supervised by another driver who has held the drivers license for at least 12 months and who is 21 years old or older. Your instructional permit is mailed to you within 10 business days.

Apply For Nevada Drivers License

Once you have your permit, you can schedule your driving test and apply for the Nevada drivers license. As with your permit, you are issued with a paper document once you pass your test and your license is mailed to you within 10 business days.

Drivers License Fees

At the moment, you are required to pay $22 at the time of your application for a drivers license. Applicants who are 65 or older pay $17.

In addition to this, you will have to pay $3 at the time of your driving test.

Nevada Drivers License Renewals

At the moment, you can renew your Nevada drivers license by mail, online or in person. Different fees may apply.