How to Get a Nevada Driver’s License Reinstatement

A Nebraska license reinstatement will cost $50 or $125 and may involve other requirements, depending on your offense.
Written by Cameron Thiessen
Depending on how serious your offense was, getting your
driver’s license
reinstated may simply mean paying a fee and providing some paperwork. Be sure to contact the
Nevada DMV
so you know the case-specific requirements for your reinstatement, especially if you've been deemed a
high-risk driver
  • The steps to reinstating your Nevada driver’s license will depend on what led to your suspension.
  • In some cases, you’ll be able to resume driving within a week or so. In others, the process could take much longer.
  • In Nevada, a driver’s license reinstatement usually costs $75. Additional fees may apply depending on the circumstances of your suspension.

Why you might need a license reinstatement in Nevada

You may lose your Nevada license for a wide range of offenses, from driving under the influence to being found guilty of a graffiti violation. 
In other cases, you could face
driver’s license suspension
for failing to maintain auto insurance or failing to pay court-ordered child support payments.
When your Nevada driver’s license is suspended or revoked, it will remain suspended or revoked indefinitely until you comply with the determined reinstatement requirements and apply for a new license. 
That might include a court-issued clearance letter you can take to the DMV. You may also need to take a vision test, written exam, and/or driving skills tests—particularly if your license suspension has lasted more than a year.
You may not know if you need a license reinstatement. Luckily, you can check the status of your Nevada driver’s license
with the DMV online
How to get a license reinstatement in Nevada
To reinstate your Nevada license, you’ll need to
contact the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
to find out the exact requirements for your situation. 
You may need to clear yourself of any charges and you may also need to maintain an SR-22 filing for a certain period of time as a condition of your reinstatement. 
And don’t forget that you will likely have to pay reinstatement fees of at least $50.

Ignition interlock devices for DUI revocations

If your license was revoked based on
or failure to submit to testing, you may be able to reinstate your driving privilege before the end of the revocation period by installing an ignition interlock device on your car.
To be eligible, you’ll have to present a Certificate of Compliance in person at a DMV office. You may also have other reinstatement requirements, including written testing, SR-22 insurance, and a reinstatement fee payment.
Key Takeaway If your license was suspended or revoked in Nevada, you should contact DMV NV as soon as possible so you know exactly what you will need for your reinstatement.

How to get a restricted driver’s license in Nevada

Driving with a suspended or revoked license is a serious offense in Nevada, but getting around without a car can be difficult. Nevada allows suspended drivers with certain circumstances to apply for
restricted licenses
to drive to school and work or complete necessary tasks.
In all cases: You will need to file
an SR-22 Certificate of Insurance
, which must be in place for a continuous three years after your driving privilege is reinstated. 
If your license was suspended to an accumulation of demerit points: You will be required to enroll in an approved traffic safety course.
The cost: In Nevada, a driver’s license reinstatement usually costs $75. In the case of an alcohol or controlled substance offense, the fee is increased to $120 with possible additional $35 victim fees.
Who may be eligible:
  • Youths in certain rural areas who need to drive to attend school or transport themselves or a family member to medical appointments
  • Individuals who have served at least half of their withdrawal period
  • Individuals participating in the Nevada Sobriety and Drug Monitoring Program
Restricted license applications will not be approved for commercial driving purposes, to seek employment, or for public school students in Carson City, Clark, Douglas, or Washoe Counties.

To drive to/from work or drive on the job

Your employer will need to fill out some information on your application. If you’re self-employed, you’ll need to file additional paperwork. Workdays and hours will be limited to 6 days per week and 10 hours per day.

Medical and grocery purposes

Medical purposes may include driving for family medical needs or your own. You will need to submit a physician’s statement for this section.
If you need to drive to/from medical appointments or to a grocery store, you will need to have an unbiased individual complete a “Verification of Need” affidavit and sign it in front of a DMV-authorized representative.

For a minor to drive to/from school or work

Minors who have had their license suspended or revoked might be able to get a restricted license to drive to/from school or work. Certain sections of the application will need to be filled out by school authorities and the minor’s parents/guardians.

What is an SR-22 certificate?

If your Nevada license has been suspended or revoked, you will most likely be required to
file for an SR-22
through your insurance provider. 
Sometimes called “SR-22 insurance,” these certificates constitute legal proof that you’ve met
Nevada’s minimum insurance requirements
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