Did you Know?
That there are 2,224,101 vehicles registered in Nebraska.
In this section we have compiled a list of the questions asked most often by people calling the Driver and Vehicle Records Division. The questions have been broken down into the following categories:
There are two methods for obtaining a copy of your driving record.
All certified driving records issued by the DMV contain the following statement,
ďAny entry for an accident which may appear above is for statistical purposes only and does not indicate a determination of faultĒ.
If your insurance company has information that indicates you were at fault in an accident, you will need to first determine where they obtained the information and begin with their source to correct the error. It could also be helpful for you to contact the Nebraska Department of Roads - Accident Records and obtain a copy of the accident report to submit to your insurance company to assist in the correction of the error.
The repository for accident records is the Nebraska Department of Roads
Contact the Financial Responsibility Division for specific information regarding driver license suspensions and revocations
Nebraska law requires any boat with a motor that was manufactured after November 1, 1972 must be titled. Specific information regarding titling motorboats, including documentation requirements and fees, may be found on our website at Motorboat Certificates of Title.
Your county Motor Vehicle Office registers motorboats. For specific information regarding the registration of boats in Nebraska including documentation requirements, fees, and acceptable methods of payment, please contact your Motor Vehicle Office.
No. However, you should be prepared to produce proof of registration from your home state at the request of a Nebraska Game and Parks representative.
Complete instructions for making application for a Hull Identification Number and the necessary application may be downloaded on our website at Assigned ID Numbers.
Yes. While only one Handicapped Parking Permit is allowed per handicapped individual, the individual may make application for one set of Handicapped License Plates for a motor vehicle and one Handicapped License Plate for a motorcycle in addition to their permit.
For more information regarding Handicapped Parking Permits and to download an application, visit our website at Handicapped Parking Permits.
Additional information about Handicapped License Plates and an application can be downloaded on our website at Handicapped License Plates.
There are two methods for purchasing a message or specialty plate.
You can check to see if your choice of message is currently available on our website at Online Specialty Plates.
Note: An indication that the message is available is not a guarantee that is the message you will receive. Always be sure to list more than one choice and that all choices listed are acceptable to you. If you are only interested in one message, list that one choice only and if the choice is taken, your application and fee will be returned to you.
Yes. As long as the title on the new vehicle contains the name of at least one of the owners on the title for the vehicle to which the plates were registered. When you are ready to register the new vehicle bring your plates and the registration to your county Motor Vehicle Office and tell them that you wish to transfer your Message plate to the new vehicle.
Yes. Just be sure to carry your ownership documents with you so that in the event you are stopped by law enforcement you can provide the proper evidence of ownership.
You will need to contact the Motor Vehicle Office in the county where the registration was issued and request a replacement. The replacement fee is $6.75.
Iíve just moved to Nebraska from another state. How long do I have to register my vehicle? Where do I register? How much will it cost?
You have 30 days to register your vehicle at your local Motor Vehicle Office. To see an approximate cost to register your vehicle (if the vehicle is less that 14 years old) please refer to the Vehicle Tax Estimator. To determine actual registration fees and taxes, contact the Motor Vehicle Office in your county of residence. Please refer to Vehicle Registrations for specific information about motor vehicle registration.
Depending on when you last renewed your vehicleís registration, you may be eligible to apply for a refund of the unused portion of your registration fees, motor vehicle taxes and motor vehicle fees. For specific information about obtaining a refund, please refer to Registration Refunds and Credits.
Information regarding insurance requirements in Nebraska may be found on our website at Insurance Requirements.
No. It is not necessary to obtain a registration and license plates in your new county until your vehicleís regular registration renewal is due. However, you will need to contact the Motor Vehicle Office in your new county of residence to determine if you need to pay any local wheel tax.
Contact your local Motor Vehicle Office.
There are no additional fees or penalties added by the county if you are late obtaining a registration for your vehicle. You should be aware that if you are stopped by law enforcement, you could be issued a citation for operating a vehicle that is not properly registered. Also, while there is no penalty for late registration, there is a penalty assessed if sales tax is not paid within 30 days if the vehicle is a new purchase. Contact your local Motor Vehicle Office to determine specific penalties for late payment of sales tax.
When a title has been lost, destroyed, or mutilated, you can obtain a duplicate title from the Motor Vehicle Office in any county. Additional information about obtaining a duplicate title can be found on our website at Duplicate Certificate of Title.
Lien information can be found on our website at Lien Notations.
The title history of a vehicle is only available in cases where litigation is pending on the vehicle. For further information, please contact Title History.
To see a list of the necessary documentation and procedures for obtaining a Nebraska title on a vehicle coming into Nebraska from a foreign country, please refer to Imported Vehicles.
You will need to contact the individual(s) who purchased the vehicle and request that they have a title issued in their name. If you are unable to locate the current owner of the vehicle or they refuse, your only option is to retain all documents pertaining to the sale of the vehicle as proof that you sold it.
For services provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles, this would include Vehicle and Driver Record Requests and Applications for Specialty Plates, a check or money order is acceptable.
For services provided by county offices, such as title and registration issuance, you will need to contact the specific Motor Vehicle Office to determine acceptable methods of payment.
The seller of the vehicle must provide a current, properly assigned, Certificate of Title, Bill of Sale or completed Department of Revenue Form 6 to the buyer at the time of sale. For further details regarding a vehicle sale, please refer to Transfer of Ownership.
In Transit stickers can be issued by licensed dealerships only. They can only be issued once and are good for a 30 day period.
They cannot be used if the vehicle is purchased through a private sale. For vehicles purchased privately, you will need to carry your ownership papers with you until the vehicle is titled and registered in your name. You have 30 days from the date of purchase to title and register the vehicle.
Vehicles that have been abandoned are property of law enforcement or the local authority and you should contact your local law enforcement agency
If your intended use for the information is listed as an Exempted Use under the Uniform Motor Vehicle Records Disclosure Act, you may submit an Application for Copy of Vehicle Record. Please refer to Vehicle Record Requests for specific procedure and fees and to download and application.
Iím not a resident of Nebraska but I just bought a car here. How do I get it home?
Please refer to our website for information regarding Non-Resident 30 Day Plates.