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VIDEO: City of Reno Charitable License Plate Now Available



The new City of Reno charitable license plate, which provides dedicated funding for Parks and Recreation, is now available through the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The City must have at least 1,000 registrations for the plate in 2016, which is the minimum number required for a specialty plate.

“This is a visible and active way to support something we know is important to our quality of life: our parks,” At-Large Reno City Councilmember David Bobzien says. “The power of these plates is the funding source they provide. Our thanks to Nevada DMV and the State Commission on Special License Plates for their assistance in helping to make this happen.”

During the 2007 Legislative Session, the City of Reno received legislative support through Assembly Bill No. 297, sponsored by then Assemblyman Bobzien, to request a specialty license plate for the support and enhancement of parks, recreation, facilities, and programs in the City of Reno.

Reno License Plate
Photo credit: Faith Photography of Nevada.

Assuming a minimum of 1,000 registrations for the first year, the City of Reno would earn $25,000 in year one and a minimum of $20,000 each year upon renewal of the 1,000 plates. The City of Reno plate is the first embossed plate produced by the Nevada DMV in some time. The City hopes to have 10,000 plates in the near future, which will bring in more money in support of Parks and Recreation.

We need your help though. We need a minimum of 1,000 people to purchase a City of Reno license plate before December 31, 2016 in order to get that funding. Visit the DMV today and get your City of Reno license plate. You can even personalize it!

  • 1,000 license plates = $25,000
  • 10,000 license plates = $250,000

What could be done with $250,000 in dedicated funding? Here are just a few examples:

  • New fitness equipment and refinishing gym floors at recreation centers
  • Re-plastering of City pools – adding years to the life-span
  • Picnic shelter at Reno Sports Complex
  • Shade structures at Reno Tennis Center
  • Replacement of scoreboards at Reno Sports Complex and Idlewild fields
  • Replacement of community playground or neighborhood park playgrounds
  • Replacement of 2 deteriorated park bathrooms
  • Reconstruct 1-2 miles of paved trails
  • Replace/rebuild the Idlewild Park train and track with a new, larger model

To order a plate, or for more information, visit Reno.gov/ParksandRec.


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