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The Consequences of Driving Without a License Plate in Nevada

Nevada law requires most vehicles to display front and rear license plates at all times, except motorcycles and trailers, which require only a rear plate. You must display both plates if the vehicle is designed for a front plate or if the manufacturer offers an add-on bracket or frame.

If a driver has been issued a temporary movement permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles, or personalized plates may be on order, with temporary plates in the glove box, driving with no plates may be allowed.


Front plates are optional only if 1) the vehicle was not designed for a front plate and 2) the manufacturer did not provide an add-on bracket or other means of displaying the front plate.


License plates must at all times be securely fastened to the vehicle so as to prevent the plate from swinging and at a height not less than 12 inches from the ground, measuring from the bottom of such plate, in a place and position to be clearly visible. It must be maintained free from foreign materials and in a condition to be clearly legible.


The penalties for driving without insurance or a license are more severe and financially damaging compared to driving without plates but all should be avoided. If you have been in a collision, contact Sgro & Roger at 702.384.9800 for a free consultation, today.