Scooters, Mopeds, Etc... in Nevada

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Mopeds & Scooters

Mopeds in Nevada have very specific requirements. To be classified as a moped, this vehicle:

  • Must not produce more than 2 HPs (gross brake horsepower).
  • Must not have an engine bigger than 50 ccs (cubic centimeters).
  • Must not reach speeds greater than 30 MPH on a flat surface.

A moped which meets all of these criteria does not require insurance, but it must have all the proper safety equipment, must be registered, and you must carry a regular Class C or higher driver's license to operate in order to drive it on public streets.

Nevada Moped Registration

In Nevada, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires registration 1 time for all mopeds, whether you bought it new or used. The process for registering a moped varies slightly depending on where you live. Here's a look at what you'll need to do in order to register:

  • Have your moped inspected.
    • Your moped may be inspected at the Carson City, Las Vegas, and Reno DMV locations.
    • The inspection fee is $1.
  • Visit your local NV DMV office.
  • Present the following:
    • The Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin.
    • The Dealer's Report of Sale.
    • Title, sales contract, or receipts.
    • Payment for the moped registration fees and taxes.
      • There is a $33 moped registration fee. Other fees and taxes will vary depending on the vehicle's value.

For more on what constitutes a moped, visit Nevada's moped registration page.

Not a Moped?

Any moped, scooter, or motorcycle larger than the above specs is considered a motorcycle and requires a Class M driver's license, registration, and insurance.

Registration fees for motorcycles are assessed the same as vehicles, but you'll also pay an extra $6 fee to help fund the Nevada Rider Motorcycle Safety Program.


With rising gas costs, everyone is looking for more economical transportation. Mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles are fun and efficient options.

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