Frequently Asked Questions in Nebraska – Curious People


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Motor Vehicles is open from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesday hours 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. It is advisable to be there 45 minutes before closing, if you are trying to register the newly purchased car. This process may entail inspection of vehicles, title, & registration. That’s how the list of the Frequently Asked Questions starts.

Payment Methods

We accept cash, checks, debit or credit cards as payment for your car. There is a $ 2.95 charge for debit card or 2.49% fee for credit cards. The prepaid card is considered as a credit card.


If you sell, trade, wreck, junk a vehicle, or terminate a lease; keep your pink registration and plates. Failure to bring in the registration and plates will result in a reduction in your refund. Refunds must be issued within 60 days of title transfer. If sold in the month prior to registration expiration, there is no refund. Bring in your plates (one or both) and registration to obtain a refund. If you move to another state and register your vehicle there, you may also receive a refund.


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If you purchase a vehicle, pay the sales tax within 30 days (not one month) or expect to pay a late fee ($5.00 plus interest). You may pay the sales tax only without registering or titling the car. You may not register the car without paying all the taxes and fees due.

Frequently Asked Questions – Handicapped

Handicap cards, to hang in your vehicle window, are obtained at your nearest city hall or the Sarpy County Clerk. Handicap plates are issued at the Treasurer’s Office. A doctor’s certification form must be filled out, and submitted to the state for approval in either case, prior to receiving the card/plates. Forms may be downloaded here.

Message Plates

Message/prestige plates are ordered from the state. They are $40.00 per year, in addition to all other fees. Forms to order are available from the Treasurer’s office or may be SPECIALTY PLATE APPLICATION FORM Order 6 to 8 weeks prior to renewal to avoid additional fees. Check/Click on the Nebraska DMV web site concerning message availability. Already know what you want and would like to check availability and order online with a credit card. Go to the Nebraska DMV message/Husker plate-ordering website. If you do not wish to retain your message plates, you must bring in one or both plates to be reissued county plates.

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