Nevada Movers & Your Nevada Moving Guide
Nevada may be famous because it accommodates the largest part of America's gaming industry, but if you're moving to Nevada, you'll be glad to know that there's more to the state than just Las Vegas. In fact, even though moving to Nevada may be slightly more exciting than moving to other places in the nation, you'll still be required to fulfill the same technical requirements that you'd face when moving to any other state. To help you acclimate to your new environment, I've compiled a useful Nevada moving guide that will help you find your footing during your first days in your new home. But of course, the best way to get acclimated to any new situation is to dive right in – and as long as you've prepared in advance, there's no reason why you shouldn't have an easy transition to life in Nevada.
Finding Nevada Movers
Unlike its neighboring states California and Oregon which have created movers associations to maintain the highest standards of integrity within the moving profession, Nevada moving companies are not yet organized in this way. While this may make it more difficult to find the best Nevada movers, this feat is not impossible. Instead of calling all of the Nevada moving services in the Yellow Pages, start your search by checking with the Nevada's Better Business Bureau. You should be able to receive a list of reliable Nevada movers, or, at the very least, find out which Nevada moving companies have complaints launched against them (and why). If possible, you should also speak to friends and acquaintances that have moved to Nevada in recent years to see if they would recommend their Nevada movers.
Driving Regulations and Licensing
When it comes to requesting an in-state driver's license, Nevada has some of the toughest laws in the nation. If you're transferring your existing license, you must apply for a Nevada license within 30 days of moving to the state. You must register your vehicle within 60 days. Failure to register your vehicle on time will result in a $1000 fine. To receive a Nevada driver's license you must bring your current out-of-state license as well as another acceptable form of identification (birth certificate, passport, Social Security card, etc.). New drivers in Nevada can receive a learner's permit at age 15 ??. New drivers will be required to pass a vision exam and written road rules test before the permit will be granted.
Marriage Rules and Regulations
There's no question that Nevada is one of the most popular places for destination weddings and elopements. Still, Nevada does have some technicalities relating to marriage laws that are worth mentioning. Firstly, Nevada does not allow same-sex marriage or marriage of cousins who are closer than second cousins. In addition, both members of the couple must be present for the wedding. There is no waiting period between the time you request a marriage license and the time that you can get married, nor is a blood test required. If you are divorced, you will be required to provide information about when and where the divorce was finalized, though you will not be obligated to provide a divorce decree as required in many other states.
Unusual Laws in Nevada
Although Nevada laws are generally straightforward (if not slightly more lax than in other areas), it may help when moving to Nevada to be aware of some unusual laws that have been enacted in the state.
- Prostitution is legal in 8 counties (though it is banned in Clark County, the home of Las Vegas)
- It is forbidden to lie down on the sidewalk in Reno (according to Ordinance #4482)
- In Nyala, a man is prohibited from purchasing drinks for more than 3 other people on any given day
- It is illegal to ride a camel on the highway
- It is illegal to hide a spray-painted shopping cart in your basement