State Motorcycle Laws
Accept Motorcycle Endorsement From Other States
Accept RiderEd Completion Card From Other States
Required by law unless equipped with windscreen; NRS 486.231
Handgrips below shoulder height; NRS 486.201
Maximum Sound Level
Max A-weighted sound level as measured at 50 feet:
1) 82dBA less than 35mph
2) 86dBA more than 35mph
Mirror Left(L) Right(R)
Two required by law; NRS 486.311
Motorcycles operating two abreast in same lane
Muffler required. No cutout, bypass or similar device; NRS 484D.415
Passenger Age Restriction
Periodic Safety Inspection
Skill & Knowledge Test
State Insurance Requirements
Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits)(15/30/10)
Traffic Actuated Signals
Motorcycles may proceed with caution after two complete cycles: NV AB 117
Required if manufactured in 1973 or after; NRS 486.271
Maximum Sound Level
Minimum Operator Age
Rider Education Certification
Effective January 1, 2006, and in accordance with SB 400 of the 2005 Legislative session, dealers of
Off-Highway Vehicles may be authorized to issue Certificates of Operations as evidenced in the form of a sticker.
Off-highway vehicles include but are not limited to: all-terrain vehicles, all-terrain motorcycles, dune
buggies, snowmobiles and any motor vehicle used on public lands for the purpose of recreation.
Only authorized dealers can issue Certificates of Operation. Any entity or person wanting to become an
authorized dealer must apply to the Department in writing and receive written confirmation of approval.
To be considered for approval, the applicant must be in compliance with the taxation laws of this State,
and either has a place of business located in this State and hold a valid Sales Tax Permit or a Certificate
of Authority from Nevada. Authorized dealers must make every reasonable effort to provide satisfactory
service to the potential certificate holder and the Department of Taxation, make timely reports to the
Department of all certificates issued on a form provided by the Department, and maintain possession of
all records pertaining to the Certificate of Operation stickers for a period of 5 years.
Download complete charts of motorcycle-related state laws for Road and Off-Road.