Registration of moped: Application
- Department to issue license plate
- registration not renewable or transferable.
1.The owner of a moped shall, before the moped may be operated upon any highway in this State, apply to the Department for and obtain registration thereof. The application must be made upon the appropriate form as prescribed by the Department.
2.An application for the registration of a moped pursuant to this section must include:
(a)The signature and residential address of the owner of the moped.
(b)The owner’s declaration of the county where he or she intends the moped to be based, unless the moped is deemed to have no base. The Department shall use this declaration to determine the county to which the governmental services tax is to be paid.
(c)A brief description of the moped to be registered, including the name of the maker, the engine, identification or serial number, whether new or used, and, upon the registration of a new moped, the date of sale by the manufacturer or franchised and licensed dealer in this State for the make to be registered to the person first purchasing or operating the moped.
(d)Proof of ownership satisfactory to the Department.
3.An application for the registration of a moped pursuant to subsection 2 must be accompanied by:
(a)The registration fee required pursuant to NRS 482.480.
(b)The governmental services tax imposed pursuant to chapter 371 of NRS, as provided in NRS 482.260.
(c)The fees for a license plate and an inspection required pursuant to this section.
4.An applicant for the registration of a moped pursuant to this section must provide proof satisfactory to the Department that the moped was inspected and meets the definition of “moped” as provided in NRS 482.069. An applicant who:
(a)Purchased the moped from a new vehicle dealer or a used vehicle dealer may submit to the Department, on a form prescribed by the Department, verification of an inspection by the new vehicle dealer or used vehicle dealer which certifies that the moped meets the definition of “moped” as provided in NRS 482.069.
(b)Did not purchase the moped from a new vehicle dealer or a used vehicle dealer and:
(1)Resides in a county where an office of the Department is located must, at an office of the Department in that county, allow the Department to inspect the moped for verification that the moped meets the definition of “moped” as provided in NRS 482.069. The Department may by regulation establish a fee for such an inspection.
(2)Resides in a county where no office of the Department is located must allow the Department to inspect the moped, as specified in subparagraph (1), at an office of the Department in another county or, in lieu of an inspection by the Department, allow a sheriff or deputy sheriff of the county in which the applicant resides to inspect the moped for verification that the moped meets the definition of “moped” as provided in NRS 482.069. A sheriff or deputy sheriff shall, upon the request of the applicant, conduct such an inspection and transmit his or her determination, in writing, to the Department and may collect the fee established by the Department pursuant to subparagraph (1) for such an inspection. The fees must be accounted for as provided in subsection 6 of NRS 248.275.
5.As soon as practicable after the Department:
(a)Receives the application and fees required by this section; and
(b)Receives the form completed by a new vehicle dealer or used vehicle dealer pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 4, conducts the inspection required by subparagraph (1) of paragraph (b) of subsection 4 or receives the alternative written determination from a sheriff or deputy sheriff that is authorized by subparagraph (2) of paragraph (b) of subsection 4,
6.The fee for the issuance of a license plate pursuant to this section is $5, which must be allocated to the Revolving Account for the Issuance of Special License Plates, created by NRS 482.1805, to defray the costs of manufacturing license plates pursuant to this section.
7.The registration issued pursuant to this section is not renewable or transferable, and a moped that is registered pursuant to this section is registered until the date on which the owner of the moped:
(a)Transfers the ownership of the moped; or
(b)Cancels the registration of the moped and surrenders the license plate to the Department.
8.The Department may, upon proof of ownership satisfactory to it, issue a certificate of title before the registration of a moped pursuant to this section. A certificate of title issued pursuant to this subsection is valid until cancelled by the Department upon the transfer of interest therein.
Section 482.2155 — Registration of moped: Application; inspection; fees; Department to issue license plate; registration not renewable or transferable.,