Our Handy Guide for Nevada Vehicle Equipment Laws
Nevada outlines their vehicle equipment laws in the Nevada Revised Statutes to cover what is street legal in the state. Overall Nevada is pretty open in what they allow for vehicles in the state. The flexibility in vehicle equipment laws throughout the state of Nevada is wonderful for enthusiasts who enjoy desert off-roading.
Nevada Truck Laws
We’re happy to discuss vehicle restrictions in Nevada with you when you come in for modifications to your truck. It’s also good to mention that off-roading in the desert is a little different than the off-roading found most commonly in Washington State, so if you are planning on doing mostly desert off-roading you’ll want slightly different modifications than in other areas.
There are no specific restrictions regarding bumper height or size in Nevada.
Max Overall Vehicle Dimensions
Wide: 102 inches
Tall: 14 feet
Length: 45 feet
Wheel & Tire Restrictions
Tires need to be safe and cannot have any bulges or exposed cords in Nevada.
As with most of the states we have covered, Nevada requires that vehicles travelling at 20 miles per hour can stop within 30 feet.
Nevada doesn’t have any suspension lift limitations in Nevada.
While there isn’t a maximum vehicle frame height in Nevada, Nevada does limit the body height based on weight. The measurements are measured from the lowest part of the vehicle’s original body.
Weights / Maximum Body Height
Under 4,501 / 28 inches
4,501 to 7,500 / 30 inches
7,501 to 10,000 / 32 inches
You can have a maximum of 2 spot lights, 2 fog lights, 2 auxiliary lights, and 2 auxiliary driving lights. You are required to have a minimum of 2 headlights and cannot use more than 4 front lights at a time. You need two tail lights, but the Nevada Revised Statutes does not specify if that is a minimum or maximum requirement.
Your vehicle must have both a windshield and windshield wipers in Nevada.
You cannot install exhaust cutouts or bypasses in Nevada, and are required to have a working muffler. Washoe County and Clark County require emissions tests.
South Sound Trucks Knows Washington Equipment Laws
If you plan to travel from Washington to Nevada to go off-roading you should be compliant with Nevada vehicle equipment laws with the exception of a few minor items. As always, it’s always good to check on vehicle equipment laws for the specific area you are travelling to to ensure no new regulations or restrictions have come up.
So what are you waiting for? Check out the online inventory of used trucks in Olympia, then visit South Sound Trucks to test drive the truck of your dreams and find a new weekend warrior to hit the trails with.