Motor Vehicle Registration

To register your vehicle after a purchase you will need the  following:

The Nebraska Certificate of Title
The MSO (Manufacture Certificate of Origin)
A completed Application for Certificate of Title  signed by all parties whose names will appear on the title.  The only exception are titles held by husband and wife, in which case either one, acting as agent for the other, may sign the application.
Nebraska Sales and Use Tax, Form 6 (if you have purchased this vehicle from a Nebraska licensed dealer) OR a  Bill of Sale if you have purchased privately or from a non-Nebraska dealer.


Proof of insurance (must be original document) that shows the name of insurance company, the name of the insured, the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), Year,  Make, and Model of the vehicle, and the expiration date of the insurance policy.
If you traded in a vehicle and the plates have not expired, you will need the registration and plates of the vehicle (so we can give you credit for the fees you paid on the trade in vehicle).

Please note:  If you have purchased a vehicle  with an out-of-state title, you will first need to get the vehicle and title  inspected.  The Dawson County Sheriff's Inspection Station is located next to the Dawson County Courthouse at 707 North Washington Street, Lexington Ne 68850.  The fee for the Sheriff's Inspection  is $10.00.

Click here for a printable version of Vehicle Registration Brochure
Also available in Spanish Registo del Vehiculo