Driver Licenses and ID Cards

Veteran Designator New!

Honorably-discharged veterans may have a Veteran designator placed on their license. Present your DD-214 form at any DMV office.

If you are obtaining the designator only, the fee is $8.25 for a non-commercial license or ID card or $12.25 for a commercial license. There is no additional fee if you are renewing your license or completing another license transaction. If you are mailing a license renewal, you may mail a copy of the DD-214.

License Classes

Nevada license classes, common endorsements and common restrictions are listed below. Nevada does not issue any type of Chauffeur or other special license. However, taxi drivers in Clark County must get a permit from the Nevada Taxicab Authority.

Class A Truck

Class A

Combination vehicles, such as tractor-trailers, with a Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of 26,001 pounds or more, provided the vehicle being towed has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 10,001 pounds or more. See the Commercial Driver Handbook.

School Bus

Class B

Single vehicles with a weight (GVWR) of 26,001 or more pounds; the operator may tow a vehicle weighing 10,000 pounds GVWR or less. See the Commercial Driver Handbook.

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Class C

Cars, vans, pickups, mopeds, and other vehicles with a weight (GVWR) of 26,000 pounds or less; allows towing of a vehicle with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less. Class C license holders may tow a combination of vehicles not to exceed 70 feet in length. If the GVWR of the towed vehicles exceeds 10,000 pounds, an Endorsement J is required.

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Motorcycles

Class M

Motorcycles. If you drive a motorcycle and a Class A, B, or C vehicle, your license will show both classes, provided you have met all other requirements. See Motorcycles, Mopeds & Bicycles, Motorcycle Skills Test and the Motorcycle Handbook.

Recreational Vehicle

Non-Commercial Class A & B, Endorsement J

RV, boat and trailer owners need a Class A or B license to drive vehicles 26,000 pounds or heavier. An Endorsement J is needed to tow a vehicle over 10,000 GVWR. If the combination of the towing vehicle and the towed vehicle(s) exceed 26,000 pounds, a Class A license is required.

Additional written and skills tests are required. See the Non-Commercial Class A & B, J Endorsement Study Guide.

Fire Truck

Endorsement F

Firefighters, farmers and military members who drive non-commercial heavy equipment. This endorsement is a limited exemption from commercial licensing requirements.

Eyeglasses

Restriction B (formerly Restriction A)

Must wear corrective eye lenses (glasses or contacts). See Testing.

Nevada restriction codes are changing! The letter designating your restriction may change the next time you receive a new license. See the Restriction Code Matrix.

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Restriction J

Two-letter restrictions beginning with the letter J are issued in a variety of circumstances such as driving only on a specific route, during specific hours or only a certain type of vehicle. The specifics will be listed on the back of the license or in an official statement the motorist must carry. See the Restriction Code Matrix or NAC Chapter 483 for complete lists of restrictions.