In Nevada, it is imperative to adhere to the rules of the road and state regulations. Failure to do so will result in a drivers license suspension, along with severe penalties and high fees. In order to have your driving privileges restored, you will need to abide by the reinstatement requirements listed in your suspension notice.
Common Reasons for Drivers License Suspension
There are various circumstances by which a vehicle driver may face a license suspension. Below are a few of the most common instances. Your license to drive will be suspended if:
- You are found guilty of a graffiti violation.
- You are a juvenile in possession of a firearm.
- You are involved in a personal injury or property damage accident that results in over $750 of damages, and in which you do not have liability insurance.
- You fail to pay a traffic ticket or appear in court on time.
- You accumulate 12 or more points on your driving record in a year's time.
- You cause a collision with an individual behind a bicycle or with a pedestrian.
- You are caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol as it is revealed either through a breath, blood or urine test; or if you are convicted of a DUI.
- You fail to make required child support payments.
- You are a juvenile who is caught buying, drinking or possessing alcohol, or if you are found guilty of possessing, selling or distributing any drugs.
- You are found guilty participating or organizing a street racing/speed contest.
- You fail to maintain car insurance.
How to Reinstate a Suspended Drivers License in Person
In order to have a suspended drivers license reinstatement, you must first complete your suspension period. State drivers with a suspended driving license will receive a notice in the mail that states when the suspension period begins and when it ends. For details about your particular case, visit your local DMV office.
How to Reinstate a Suspended Drivers License by Mail
If you would like to receive information about how to reinstate suspended drivers licenses by mail, you will need to write to the DMV Driver License department. When sending your request, make sure to include key personal details, such as your name, Nevada driver's license number and Social Security Number in order to be quickly identified and to have your records easily accessible.
Send any reinstatement-related queries to the following contact:
DMV Driver License Review
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711-0400
You may also call the following numbers to speak to a customer service representative:
Las Vegas: 702-486-4368 (select option "6")
Rural Nevada: 1-877-368-7828 (select option "6")
Reno/Carson City: 775-684-4368 (select option "6")
If you are hearing impaired: 775-684-4904
Drivers Who Have Moved to Another State
If you are in the process of reinstating your drivers license in NV and now live in a different state, you may request a clearance letter by using the Processing Center Payment Card Authorization Form. However, consider calling any of the aforementioned reinstatement helpline numbers first, so that they are aware you will be faxing or mailing in your fees. A clearance letter will allow you to clear your driving status in Nevada so that you may obtain a new driver's license elsewhere.