Frequently Asked Questions

Q) When are the Driver’s Examiners at Stanton County Courthouse?
A) Every Other Wednesday 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 and 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Q) Does a Handgun Purchase Certificate allow me to carry a concealed firearm?
A) NO. A Handgun Purchase Certificate allows the purchase, lease, rent or transfer of firearms.

Q) How much does a Handgun Purchase Certificate cost?
A) The cost of the Handgun Purchase Certificate is $5.00 in the Sheriff’s Office. This fee is set by State statute. Picture identification is required at the time of application. There is a mandatory 72-hour waiting period during which time a record check will be performed.

Q) How old do I need to be to apply for a Handgun Purchase Certificate?
A) You must be 21 years of age at the time of application.

Q) How do I get a copy of the State Driver’s Accident Report Form?
A) CLICK HERE for a printable copy of the form.

Q) I purchased a new vehicle and it has an out-of-state title. Do I need to get it inspected prior to getting license plates?
A) Yes. You must bring your title and vehicle during the office hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. to have it inspected.

Q) How much does it cost to have a title inspection done on my vehicle?
A) There is a $10.00 title inspection fee.

Q) What vehicles need inspected?
A) Any vehicle or motorcycle with an out-of-state title, any vehicle with a Salvage Certificate of Title, dump trucks, grain trailers, assembled trailers, livestock trailers & tractors that are not pro-rated, semi-trailers, boat trailers if pulled by a truck or a non-pro-rated tractor.

Q) What vehicles are exempt from vehicle inspections?
A) When application is being made for a Salvage title or a Non-Transferable title; vehicles with a Nebraska Certificate of Title, a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin, a US Government Certificate Title, or a (duly licensed) Dealer’s Inspection Exemption Certificate; vehicles registered through the Nebraska DMV Motor Carriers Division; cabin trailers, pop-up trailers, mobile homes, travel trailers, camping trailers, pro-rated tractors (non-motorized.)

Q) Who is required to wear seat belts in the front seat of a passenger vehicle?
A) Driver and front seat passenger(s) are required to wear seat belts?

Q) Who is required to wear seat belts in the back seat of a passenger vehicle?
A) Children up to age six must ride correctly secured in a federally approved child safety seat. Children ages 6 up to age 18 must ride secured in a safety belt or child safety seat.

Q) How many points can I get on my drivers license?
A) In Nebraska, points are accumulated on your driver’s license for violations. You may not accumulate more then 2 points if you possess a provisionary operator’s license (POP). You may not accumulate 6 or more points during a one year period of time if you are under the age of 21. If you are 21 years of age or older, accumulating 12 points in a two-year period causes automatic revocation of the operator’s license for six months.

Q) How many points accumulate for a speeding violation?
A) Points are assessed for speeding to the basis of miles per hour over the posted speed limit and the type of road:


1 thru 5 MPH……..1 Point
6 thru 10 MPH……2 Points
11+ MPH………..3 Points
Highway/County Roads
1 thru 10 MPH……..1 Point
11 thru 15 MPH……2 Points
16+ MPH………….3 Points


Violate child restraint 1 point
Refuse PBT 1 point
Negligent driving 3 points
Careless driving 4 points
Reckless driving 5 points
Willful reckless 6 points
DWI (alcohol or drugs) 6 points
Failure to report accident within 12 hrs. 8 points
3rd Offense DWI 12 points

Q) How long will the points stay on my driver’s license?
A) The points will stay on your driver’s license for 2 years from the date of the violation.

Q) Will it affect my Nebraska Driver’s License if I get a ticket for a traffic violation in another state?
A) Yes, just the same as if the violation was in Nebraska.


Copyright 2006, Stanton County Sheriff's Office.
P.O. BOX 635, 804 Ivy Street, Stanton, NE 68779, Phone: (402) 439-2212,
Fax: (402) 439-2229, EMAIL: scso@stanton.net