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DMV cracking down on unlicensed businesses Tuesday

Posted at 7:19 PM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 22:19:29-05

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will be sending its Compliance Enforcement investigators into the field on Tuesday to take action against unlicensed vehicle dealers, unlicensed body shops and unregistered garages.  

It's part of the DMV’s annual Impact Day.

One area of focus this year will be businesses that have let their license lapse. Perry says many repair garages and vehicle dealers simply let their DMV license lapse. Others may not be aware of the requirements.

In either case, selling or repairing a motor vehicle without a proper business license or garage registration is illegal. DMV investigators will issue cease and desist orders and levy fines during Impact Day.

The minimum fine for operating without a DMV business license is $500. The fine for a lapsed state or local license is $1,000.

Motorists can verify DMV business licenses on the department’s website at www.dmvnv.com.