Don’t go to the DMV on Monday

And it's not just because of the new COVID-19 directives

Mitch Kelly
November 30, 2020 - 4:03 am
Department Of Motor Vehicles Office

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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) – The Department of Motor Vehicles isn’t a fun place to go even in the best of times, but even the agency is asking people to steer clear today.

Folks at the Nevada DMV wants to remind customers to try online services first and to avoid standing in line at offices early next week.

The Monday following Thanksgiving is traditionally the DMV’s busiest day of the year.

“Visit our website first for your DMV needs and, if you have to come in, please consider visiting the office later in the week to avoid long lines and delays in service.", said DMV Director Julie Butler. 

DMV offices in Henderson, Las Vegas, Carson City and Reno are appointment-based. Walk-in services on weekdays are limited to movement permits, kiosks, vehicle inspections and general information.

Customers should not stand in line for other types of transactions.  The DMV is also asking customers who will not be able to keep any appointment to cancel it.

Services available online at or by mail include driver’s license and ID card renewals, duplicate licenses and IDs and original registration of vehicles purchased from a Nevada dealer.  Nevadans have completed more than 35,000 online license and ID card renewals since this new service launched on September 21.

The Department of Motor Vehicles will continue to operate at 50 percent of capacity and maintain the highest standards of compliance with COVID-19 safety measures.