Starting Oct. 1, drivers across Nevada will be required to report their odometer readings whenever they register their motor vehicle.

Drivers in Washoe and Clark counties will be reporting their mileage when their vehicles undergo state-mandated smog testing. Motorists in all other counties will be required to report the information during their annual vehicle registration.

The odometer reading information will be provided to the state legislature. Lawmakers will use the data to analyze driving distances of residents and to help shape its capital spending plan on roads in the state.

This collection process has been in the works for several years. According to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Website, “Assembly Bill 483 (AB 483), passed in the 2019 Nevada Legislature, directs the DMV to gather an odometer reading at the time of any original vehicle registration, registration renewal or vehicle sale.”

Farm vehicle, motorcycle, and moped operators are exempt from this reporting period. This is a pilot program that is scheduled to run through 2026.

In a statement announcing the odometer reporting, DMV Director Julie Butler said “We’re making the process as efficient as possible. Just remember to write down your mileage before you get started. The DMV’s online services and kiosks will accept readings and we encourage everyone to continue using them.”

The DMV will hold a public workshop Sept. 3 on the issue. Residents are invited to attend. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Nevada Legislative Building in Carson City, 401 South Carson Street.