LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada drivers will soon be required to submit odometer readings to the Department of Motor Vehicles under a pilot project intended to help lawmakers make future decisions on highway funding.
Assembly Bill 483 (AB 483), passed in the 2019 session, directs the DMV to gather an odometer reading at the time of any original registration, registration renewal or vehicle sale.
The pilot project begins on Oct. 1.
To help minimize the impact, the DMV says it will use the odometer readings from emissions tests performed in Clark and Washoe counties.
Motorcycles and mopeds are exempt, as are certain other vehicles such as farm vehicles.
Owners must submit odometer readings on all other cars, trucks, buses and recreational vehicles, of any size or fuel type, including electric vehicles and vehicles in rural areas.
“We’re making the process as efficient as possible,” said DMV Director Julie Butler.
“Just remember to write down your mileage before you get started. The DMV’s online services and kiosks will accept readings and we encourage everyone to continue using them.”
Data from odometer readings will be used only to compile reports of total miles driven for the Nevada Legislature, the DMV says.
There are no fees, taxes or fines associated with this program. The pilot project runs through December 31, 2026.
The DMV is currently drafting regulations that will govern the exact procedures for collecting readings.
A public workshop on the regulations will be held Sept. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Nevada Legislative Building in Carson City.
Videoconferencing will be available at the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas and the Great Basin College in Elko.
Further details on the project and the public workshop are available at DMVNV.com.