Nevada DMV Says Stay Away On Monday

Always The Busiest Day Of The Year

Mitch Kelly
December 02, 2019 - 6:47 am
Department Of Motor Vehicles Office

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - It usually doesn't take a lot to talk people out of a visit to the DMV. This time, that advice is actually coming from the agency itself.

The Monday after Thanksgiving is always the busiest day at DMV locations, statewide. The agency was closed for four days last week and those that might've gone last Thursday and Friday usually try to get their transactions done on the following Monday. Hence, the crush of folks.

There are many alternatives to DMV office visits. The department’s website offers two dozen online transactions, including address changes and personalized plate orders.  The agency has self-service kiosks at most DMV offices and at 31 supermarkets and other partner locations across the state. AAA offers vehicle registration and handicapped placard service at five locations as well.

Motorists who bought a car, truck or motorcycle from a Nevada dealer over the holiday weekend can register it online. The DMV will send new standard plates in the mail or the motorist can transfer existing plates.

Visit the DMV’s website at to find online services, kiosk locations and ways to avoid the waits before you visit an office. If you do have to visit an office, make an appointment if your transaction can wait.

DMV offices will be closed also on Wednesday, December 25 and Wednesday, January 1, in observance of Christmas and New Year’s. Wait times are always higher on the first day after a holiday and the department suggests using appointments or alternatives on those days as well.