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Old 07-02-2021, 04:24 PM   #1
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Las Vegas owners, what are you paying for registration?

Hello all, I'm moving to Las Vegas soon, and we currently have a 2019 Newmar Mountain Aire 4018. I did a quick estimate using NV's DMV website and the total estimated registration fee was $9,300. I didn't think it could be worse than CA, which is about $2,700 but it's over 3 times more!

Is that really what people are paying to register a DP in Clark County, Nevada?

I guess it's time to look into the South Dakota option if this is really the case. I get it, it's an expensive/heavy coach and I'm sure I'll get some "if you can afford the coach you should be able to afford the registration" comments. It's not that I *can't* it's just that it seems ridiculously astronomical.

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Hello all, I'm moving to Las Vegas soon, and we currently have a 2019 Newmar Mountain Aire 4018. I did a quick estimate using NV's DMV website and the total estimated registration fee was $9,300. I didn't think it could be worse than CA, which is about $2,700 but it's over 3 times more!

Is that really what people are paying to register a DP in Clark County, Nevada?

I guess it's time to look into the South Dakota option if this is really the case. I get it, it's an expensive/heavy coach and I'm sure I'll get some "if you can afford the coach you should be able to afford the registration" comments. It's not that I *can't* it's just that it seems ridiculously astronomical.

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Nobody who is actually registering their RV in Las Vegas cares to share the cost?

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Nobody who is actually registering their RV in Las Vegas cares to share the cost?

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Bump.

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The registration fees are very reasonable. However the state of NV has a Government Services Tax (GST) that is based on the year and MSRP of a coach. The MSRP is determined by the state, not what your sales contract might show, but it is adjusted based on the year of the coach.

The DMV applies a Valuation Factor of 35% of the adjusted MSRP to arrive at the DMV Valuation. There is no DMV Valuation depreciation for the first year, so you pay 4% of the full DMV Valuation.

The DMV Valuation depreciation for the second year is 5%, so you pay 4% of 95% of the DMV Valuation. Each year after that the DMV Valuation depreciation is reduced by 10% until the multiplier reaches a minimum of 15%.

I believe Clark county may have an additional county tax they calculate into the above, but I'm not sure as I live in Carson City.

If you're tempted to register your coach in some other state while residing the majority of your time and parking your coach in NV, I would be very, very careful. The penalties and fines are very severe.

There are a number of ways you can get caught. If you have a neighbor that owns an RV and is paying the tax, when they see an out-of-state license on your coach for more than 30 days one of them is very likely to turn you in.

County Sheriff Deputies and Nevada Highway Patrol are also very knowledgeable on this issue particularly when they see a coach registered in a state like SD or MT, but the towed vehicle is registered in NV. Then if they stop you and you show them a NV driver's license things can go downhill real quickly.

Your insurance company can be another problem. They are going to want to know where your vehicles are parked the majority of the time. If you have say SD plates on the coach and NV plates on your towed vehicle that will be hard to explain. If you tell them the truth they probably won't issue you a policy. That leaves the only other option of lying to them, which probably won't turn out well.

Now there will be those that say they have done it for years with no problems at all, and that's probably true. It just depends on how lucky you feel.

The attached table may help clarify the tax computation a bit. I just used a MSRP of $400,000 as an example.
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