The first license plate was officially issued in Nebraska in 1915. Before that in 1905 Nebraska law first required the vehicle owners to register them. At that time all the license plates were made of steel. But now, since 1947 people started to use aluminum for the same plates.
In case you want to get your vehicle’s history report you should access your inclusive database. Vehicle history report includes some details about the car such as
You can as well do a free VIN check. VIN (Vehicle Identification number) is a particular code which is assigned to a vehicle by the automaker. VIN is a 17 character number and it is considered to be the vehicle’s identity code. It includes vehicle’s model year, serial number, origin country etc. All the received information is valid and certain.
Nebraska Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issues any kind of license plate you want. There are various types of plates which are available in Nebraska. Here they are:
Nebraska DMV may refuse specific license plates, for more information check out our banned Nebraska license plates page.
Although Nebraska has standard plates that everybody can use anyways they also have different types of specialty plates that include many categories such as:
All the necessary information about these plates you can find on DMV website.
In the same way Nebraska has license plates for boats, regained vehicles, disabled plates, etc.
One can issue Nebraska license plates at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Prior to driving your vehicle on the roads and highways you must apply for a license plate. The first step is registering your vehicle. Right after purchasing a vehicle you will have 30 days to register it. Registration may be done either in person or by mail with your county treasurer’s office. You should present the following documentation in order to get registration:
You should as well pay the required fees according to your county. Subsequently the county treasurer’s office will issue your new license with a brand new sticker. This sticker on a license plate is showing the vehicle’s validity.
If you are new to Nebraska you must first establish your residency and only after 30 days you can register your vehicle. In case you have already titled and registered your car in another state you must show the proof of car insurance, the lien information and do not forget to get a vehicle inspection. Afterwards you can easily register the vehicle at your county treasurer’s office.
In case you decide to register out of the state you must obtain a visual inspection by the state’s sheriff’s office before registering them in Nebraska. You should visit your county Treasurer’s office to get information about the hours and location for inspections. After you must present your vehicle’s title or the copy of it on file. Make sure to pay $10 inspection fee.
Note: Inspections are valid for 90 days. After that you must re-inspect your them in case you have not already got registration.
To obtain a Nebraska License Plate you must present the following documentation:
All the documents must be in an original form. If you have any problems regarding this paperwork, contact your Motor Vehicle Office. You will get two license plates. One is for the front and the other one for the rear of the vehicle.
Motor vehicle taxes and fees are mainly based on the weight and price of the vehicle. Nebraska’s tax estimator can help you estimates the fees. For more detailed information about taxes you may look up on Motor Vehicle Tax Calculation Table.
First of all you should pay for vehicle registration. The fee is $15.00. Therefore you must pay for a new license plate which is approximately $3,30. This is included in your total registration cost. You will probably have some additional fees including:
In addition, there is as well an alternative fuel fee. This one is for all the vehicles that are powered by any source of energy. The fee is $75,00.
You will need to renew your license plate prior to the time when your license plate sticker expires. Although the renewal date may differ in counties you will probably get a notice for your vehicle’s registration renewal by mail right before the registration expiration date. You should provide the following specific requirements for vehicle registration renewal listed below:
Basically, you can renew your license plate in person, by mail or online. If you apply to get renewal in person you should present all these documents to your county treasurer’s office. New registration documentation should be approved by DMV. Make sure all the information you provide is correct and up-to-date. Online registration process is the easiest method of vehicle’s license plate renewal. In the same way you should pay:
Generally, if you damage or lose your registration sticker or tag, you have to replace your license plate certificate. While replacing, you will be asked to present your car’s current registration card, credentials of photo and car insurance and VIN. Make sure you have paid all the acceptable fees beforehand.
When you buy a new car you can even transfer old license plates to brand new ones. But this time you must register your vehicle by your or your partner’s name. While transferring your license plate, you must signify that you already transfer the old ones which you gained while registering your vehicle. You must also complete an application form for refund in a period of 60 days of selling your former car, in order to obtain credits for the parts of your registration fees and taxes which are not used.
Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94789
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4726
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.