What Does Nebraska’s DMV Do?

The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; driving records; and boat registration. 

When you move to Nebraska, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 30 days of establishing residency in the state. Your vehicle will also need to undergo an inspection, which can typically be done onsite at your vehicle office location. If you have moved to Douglas County, you’ll need to visit the Midtown Branch Office for your inspection.

The DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Nebraska are not required to get a NE license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Nebraska DMV offers several online services, including:

  • Appointments
  • Permit applications
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • CDL renewal and replacement
  • Registration renewal
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Disability placards
  • Vehicle report of sale
  • Driving records
  • Traffic ticket payments
  • Address changes

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the Nebraska Driver’s Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers both an online practice test as well as a practice test app to study on-the-go.

The NE DMV also partners with third-parties to conduct services such as CDL testing, driver education and training, and motorcycle training and testing in the state.

Contact Information

Department of Motor Vehicles

Driver and Vehicle Records Division

301 Centennial Mall South

P.O. Box 94789

Lincoln, NE 68509


  • Driver services: (402) 471-3861
  • Vehicle services: (402) 471-3918

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