New Mexico Vehicle Registration & Title Services

Vehicle Registration & Title

Here are the documents you’ll need to bring when you visit us at MVD Now to register and title your vehicle(s):

  • One (1) valid Driver’s License or ID for EACH person that will be on the title
  • Two (2) Proofs of New Mexico Residency | View list of acceptable NM Residency documents
  • One (1) passed emissions test (for all 35-year-old and newer motor vehicles in Bernalillo County)
  • One (1) Proof of Insurance – In New Mexico, drivers must operate their motor vehicles with a minimum of liability auto insurance. Minimum auto liability insurance amounts required in New Mexico are $25,000 for bodily injury to or death of one person, $50,000 for bodily injury to or death of two or more persons, and $10,000 for property damage in any one accident. Bring one (1) of the following:
    • Current auto insurance card
    • Copy of your current auto insurance policy
    • A letter from your auto insurance company (on company letterhead) that verifies your auto insurance coverage.
  • One (1) Vehicle Title – Bring untouched, with completed Bill of Sale
  • One (1) Bill of Sale– Completely filled out by purchaser and seller | Print and Fill Out: MVD Form 10009 | Download Form

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED CASE BY CASE

  • One (1) Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO) – when registering a NEW vehicle, the original MCO, not a copy, is required to be brought in.
  • One (1) VIN Inspection–only required for vehicles coming from out of state.
  • One (1) Dealer’s Invoice – The original invoice or a certified copy of the invoice if the vehicle was bought at a dealer.
  • One (1) Power of Attorney – Only required if someone other than the person whose name will go on the title and the registration is registering the vehicle for that person. Copy of their license is also needed.
  • One (1) Affidavit of Gift of Motor Vehicle or Boat – needed when doing a transfer of a vehicle or boat as a gift. Both the donor and the recipient must sign the Affidavit of Gift of Motor Vehicle or Boat and have their signatures notarized. | Print and Fill Out: MVD Form 10018 | Download Form
  • Lien Holder Information– needed if the vehicle is being financed or Original Title.

If the vehicle is being financed, we need to request the title from the finance company. To complete a financed vehicle registration, the name of the finance company, the fax number of the titling department of the finance company, and the mailing address of the titling department of the finance company is needed.

If you want to get your vehicle registered and titled, come by MVD Now today. Call your DMV experts at 505-388-2757 or visit any of our MVD Now locations to find out more about registration costs. Vehicle registration cost will depend on the year, model, and weight of your vehicle. Our DMV specialists are happy to help! We are here to answer every question and every uncertainty. Contact us today!


Fleet Vehicle Registration

MVD Now offers the most comprehensive fleet management services in Albuquerque. We have a dedicated corporate office and staff designed to cater to your specific needs. We are able to save your company time and money with our all-inclusive fleet management registration services.  Our fleet services include fully managed fleet registration services, fleet vehicle verification, fleet vehicle renewals, fleet renewal, new fleet title and registration, mobile VIN inspections, mobile emissions testing, and even complimentary pick-up and delivery.

If you need to get your fleet vehicles registered and titled, or if you have any questions about the process, call your DMV experts at 505-388-2757. Our DMV specialists are happy to help and answer every question and every uncertainty. Contact us today!


Out-Of-State Vehicle Registration

Whether you’ve bought a car in a different state or you have just moved here, we are here to help you title your out-of-state vehicle. There are lots of great sites to see, places to visit, and great food to eat. We’re happy to help you complete your New Mexico vehicle registration so you can get on the road and see everything our beautiful state has to offer.

Note: If you become a resident of New Mexico, you have 30 days from that date to register your car.

  • One (1) valid Driver’s License or ID for EACH person that will be on the title
  • Two (2) Proofs of New Mexico Residency | View list of acceptable NM Residency documents
  • One (1) passed emissions test (for all 35-year-old and newer motor vehicles)
  • One (1) Proof of Insurance – In New Mexico, drivers must operate their motor vehicles with a minimum of liability auto insurance. Minimum auto liability insurance amounts required in New Mexico are $25,000 for bodily injury to or death of one person, $50,000 for bodily injury to or death of two or more persons, and $10,000 for property damage in any one accident. Bring one (1) of the following:
    • Current auto insurance card
    • Copy of your current auto insurance policy
    • A letter from your auto insurance company (on company letterhead) that verifies your auto insurance coverage.
  • One (1) Vehicle Title – Bring untouched, with completed Bill of Sale
  • One (1) Bill of Sale– Completely filled out by purchaser and seller | Print and Fill Out: MVD Form 10009 | Download Form
  • VIN inspection – if your vehicle is coming from out of state (we will do this at any MVD Now).

If you want to get your vehicle registered and titled, come by MVD Now today. Call your DMV experts at 505-388-2757 or visit any of our MVD Now locations to find out more about registration costs. Vehicle registration cost will depend on the year, model, and weight of your vehicle. Our DMV specialists are happy to help! We are here to answer every question and every uncertainty. Contact us today!


Vehicle Title Only

In most cases, a vehicle is titled and registered at the same time. Go to Vehicle Registration & Title above to know what to bring to title and register your car. If you want to get only a Certificate of Title, the New Mexico MVD will issue a title without registering the vehicle or issuing a license plate, under a limited number of conditions, as outlined below.

CERTIFICATE OF TITLE FOR A VEHICLE THAT DOES NOT OPERATE

This is usually a vehicle that is purchased for reconstruction or rebuilding, mechanically or otherwise, and one which the buyer does not intend to operate for an extended period of time. You must pay the title fee and the excise tax on the vehicle, but no plate will be issued. Once the vehicle is operable, you can come back to MVD Now to register the vehicle.

Here are the documents you’ll need to bring when you visit us at MVD Now to title an non-operating vehicle(s):

CERTIFICATE OF TITLE FOR A VEHICLE THAT IS NOT INSURED

If you have purchased a vehicle for which you cannot get insurance, you can get just a Certificate of Title on the vehicle. You must pay the title fee and the excise tax on the vehicle, but no license plate will be issued. Once you do get insurance on the vehicle, you can register the vehicle.

Here are the documents you’ll need to bring when you visit us at MVD Now to title an uninsured vehicle(s):

AVOID RECEIVING A TAX PENALTY FROM THE STATE FOR LATE TITLING!

A penalty of 50% of the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax is imposed by the state on any person who lives in New Mexico and either:

  • Accepts transfer of a vehicle in New Mexico but fails to apply for a certificate of title within 90 days.
  • Accepts transfer outside the state and fails to apply for a certificate of title within 90 days of bringing the vehicle into New Mexico.

The 50% add-on penalty has the effect of increasing the tax rate to 4.5% (3% x 1.5 = 4.5%). When this tax happens, 25% of the tax goes to the Local Governments Road Fund, the rest goes to the Highway Infrastructure Fund.

Remembering to title your vehicle before the 90-day cut off can help you avoid any extra tax penalties. We recommend getting in as soon as possible to get your vehicle titled and registered if possible. Save money and time by contacting your DMV experts at MVD Now to title your vehicle today at 505-388-2757. Our DMV specialists are happy to help! We are here to answer every question and every uncertainty. Contact us today!


New Mexico ID & Driver’s License Services

REAL ID / State Identification Cards / Driving Authorization Cards

MVD Now issues secure identification cards to help protect New Mexicans from identity theft. If you apply for a New Mexico identification card, you will be issued a temporary ID card while your regular ID card is being processed and mailed. Your old New Mexico driver license or an old ID card will be voided and may be used in conjunction with the temporary ID card for up to 45 days from the date of issue.

Please note:

  • If you cannot provide proof of lawful status you can only apply for the non-compliant card.
  • If you do not have a valid New Mexico driver’s license, you must provide fingerprints at one of our MVD Now locations when we go through the process.

To obtain a REAL ID identification card, you will need to bring the following documents to any MVD Now:

For a Driver Authorization Card (DAC) or a non-compliant ID, you will need to bring these documents to any MVD Now:

Someone who does meet the requirements of the REAL ID, but still needs an ID or a Driver’s License, can apply for the non-compliant ID card which allows them to do everything needed with an ID for now, but in 2020 they will not be able to fly in airplanes or getting into federal buildings which will require REAL ID.

Renew A New Mexico State Identification Card

If you are renewing your current New Mexico identification card to obtain a REAL ID identification card or a non-compliant identification card, it’s the same instructions as above. If you want to get your REAL ID or non-compliant ID card, come by MVD Now today. Call your DMV experts at 505-388-2757 or visit any of our MVD Now locations if you have any other questions. Our DMV specialists are happy to help! We are here to answer every question and every uncertainty. Contact us today!


New Mexico First Time Driver’s License (Ages 18 and over)

Congratulations, someone is about to get their first driver’s license! Come by MVD Now today. Call your DMV experts at 505-388-2757 or visit any of our MVD Now locations to start the process of getting your first New Mexico driver’s license. Our DMV specialists are happy to help! We are here to answer every question and every uncertainty. Contact us today!


New Mexico Driver’s License Renewal

Let’s get your New Mexico driver’s license renewed! Come by MVD Now today. Call your DMV experts at 505-388-2757 or visit any of our MVD Now locations to start the process of getting your New Mexico driver’s license renewed. Our DMV specialists are happy to help! We are here to answer every question and every uncertainty. Contact us today!


New Mexico Driver’s License Replacement

Here are the documents you’ll need to bring when you visit us at MVD Now to get a New Mexico driver’s license replacement:

Let’s get you your New Mexico driver’s license replacement! Come by MVD Now today. Call your DMV experts at 505-388-2757 or visit any of our MVD Now locations to start the process of getting your New Mexico driver’s license. Our DMV specialists are happy to help! We are here to answer every question and every uncertainty. Contact us today!


New Mexico Driver’s Permit (Ages 15 and Over)

Here are the documents you’ll need to bring when you visit us at MVD Now to get a New Mexico driver’s permit:

Congratulations, someone is about to get their first driver’s permit! Come by MVD Now today. Call your DMV experts at 505-388-2757 or visit any of our MVD Now locations to start the process of getting your New Mexico driver’s permit. Our DMV specialists are happy to help! We are here to answer every question and every uncertainty. Contact us today!


New Mexico Provisional License 

Here are the documents you’ll need to bring when you visit us at MVD Now to get a New Mexico provisional license:

  • One (1) proof of identity| View list of acceptable documents
  • One (1) proof of federal identification number (SSN)| View list of acceptable documents
  • Two (2) proofs of New Mexico Residency| View list of acceptable documents
  • One (1) proof of a passing road test exam.
  • One (1) certificate of completion from driving school.
  • One (1) proof of completion of the road test exam.
  • Permit held for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Driving log (50 hours with at least 10-night hours)
  • A parent or guardian with their identification will be required to sign for the driver.

Let’s help you get your provisional license! Come by MVD Now today. Call your DMV experts at 505-388-2757 or visit any of our MVD Now locations to start the process of getting your New Mexico provisional license. Our DMV specialists are happy to help! We are here to answer every question and every uncertainty. Contact us today!


New Mexico Driver’s License Written Test

The driver’s license written test is required for people applying for a first-time New Mexico driver license, or those whos license has been expired for one year or more. This test is not required if you have a current out-of-state driver license. Persons with a current out-of-country license are also required to take the written test.

Here are the documents you’ll need to bring when you visit us at MVD Now to take your New Mexico driver’s license written test:

  • One (1) proof of identity: Original Social Security Card, birth certificate, or photo ID.

Please Note:

  • If you have lost your Social Security card, you can obtain a copy from your local Social Security office.
    • Link to the Social Security Administration click here.
  • If you have lost your birth certificate, you can obtain a copy from Dept of Vital Statistics from the state you were born in.
  • Link to the New Mexico Bureau of Vital Records & Health Statistics click here.

We’re happy to help you take your driver’s license written test! If you have any questions call us at 505-388-2757. Schedule an appointment to start the process of taking your New Mexico Driver’s License Written Test. Our DMV specialists are happy to help! We are here to answer every question and every uncertainty. Contact us today!


New Mexico Driver’s License Road Test

Road Test– Persons applying for a first-time New Mexico driver license, or those with licenses expired over five years, must pass the required road test(s). This test is not required if you have a current out-of-state driver license.

You can schedule and take your road test at Premier School Of Driving 

If you have any questions about the driver’s license testing process call us at 505-388-2757. Our DMV specialists are happy to help! We are here to answer every question and every uncertainty. Contact us today!


New Mexico Motorcycle License

In the state of New Mexico, applying for a motorcycle license requires:

  • One (1) motorcycle license test proof of completion AND One (1) motorcycle road test proof of completion

OR

  • One (1) proof of completion of a motorcycle safety course

Note: The type or types of tests you will need are determined by your age and the type of motorcycle you are planning on driving. 

MOTORCYCLE LICENSE

Will receive a motorcycle license with W, Y or Z endorsement or W, Y or Z endorsement may be added to driver’s license based on the size of motorcycle used to complete test and age of the driver.

Please Note: that any proofs of residency must be original and not older than 60 days. Any documents for proof of residency over 60 days old cannot be accepted.

Once you have all the requirements as listed above, bring everything below to MVD Now:

ALONG WITH

  • One (1) motorcycle license test proof of completion AND One (1) motorcycle road test proof of completion

OR

  • One (1) proof of completion of a motorcycle safety course

We’re happy to help guide you through the entire process! If you have any questions call us at 505-388-2757. Our DMV specialists are happy to help! We are here to answer every question and every uncertainty. Contact us today!


Other Motor Vehicle Department Services

VIN Inspection

A VIN Inspection is required only for vehicles coming to New Mexico from another state. The vehicle identification number inspection can be conveniently done at one of our MVD Now locations by one of our DMV specialists or we’ll even come to you on site!

  • VIN Inspections are required for all out of state title transfers or government titles.
  • To complete a VIN inspection the Public VIN (under the window) and Nader Sticker (driver side door jamb) must be visible.

MVD Now does level 1 and level 2 VIN inspections, level 3 is only performed by law enforcement facilities.

One of our DMV specialist’s will go to you. Contact us today! We’ll fill out the VIN inspection forms when we get there. We are close to home or work, for you!


Emissions

Emissions testing is required of motor vehicles registered or commuting anywhere in Bernalillo County. This also includes New Mexico residents commuting to Albuquerque daily. Their vehicles are also included in the emissions testing requirements because of the potential emissions they contribute to the county’s environment.

See locations to bring your vehicle in to get emissions tested.

Find Location To Bring Your Vehicle In To Test Emissions

  • Emissions tests must be performed on all Bernalillo County vehicles 35 years old and newer.
  • Vehicles over 10,000lbs do not require an emissions test.
  • Any vehicle (including gas-electric hybrid vehicles) must pass an emissions test every two years or any time the vehicle’s ownership changes (not required if the emissions test is current).
  • Motorcycles, ATV’s, boats and scooters do not require an emissions test.

New Mexico Vehicle Emissions Testing Includes The Following Procedures:

  • Pollution control equipment check that includes the catalytic converter and other connections.
  • On-Board Diagnostic (OBDII) computer car emission test on vehicles 1996 and newer.
  • Any visible car smoke test to uncover burning oil or poor fuel combustion that results in toxic emissions.
  • Gas cap check to search for vapor leaks.
  • Tailpipe exhaustion analysis on vehicles manufactured between 1983 and 1995.

MVD Now checks the air care database for compliance when an emissions test is attempted. The air care database is administered and maintained by Albuquerque Air Care. If MVD Now receives a failure or expiration notification from the air care database, customers will be told to get their vehicle repaired and retested. If the vehicle passes emissions, the customer will be allowed to continue the transaction. We’re happy to help you get your emissions test done! Our DMV specialists are happy to help! We are here to answer every question and every uncertainty call us at 505-388-2757. Contact us today!


Fleet Services

MVD Now offers the most comprehensive fleet management services in Albuquerque. We have a dedicated corporate office and staff designed to cater to your specific needs. We are able to save your company time and money with our all-inclusive services. Our services include fully managed fleet registration services, vehicle verification, vehicle renewals, fleet renewal and new fleet title and registration, mobile VIN inspections, mobile emissions testing, and complimentary pick-up and delivery. We’re happy to help in any way we can, call us at 505-388-2757. Contact us today!


Handicap Placard

The placards or license plates required to use disability parking spaces are issued by the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division (MVD). MVD Now issues both permanent and temporary placards, as well as license plates for people with disabilities and for disabled veterans. MVD Now is here to make getting your handicap placard easy and fast.


TYPES OF DISABILITY PLACARDS

  • Permanent handicap placards.
  • Temporary handicap placards.

Please Note:
Temporary or permanent placard handicapped placards will be issued as deemed necessary by a physician.


FIRST TIME HANDICAP PLACARDS

The application will need to be filled out by a physician. Sections A, C and D of the Certificate of Eligibility for Parking Placard will need to be filled out in full. Print and Fill Out Form: MVD-10383 | Download Form


RENEWAL OF HANDICAP PLACARDS

When your New Mexico permanent disability placard expires, take the following to your nearest MVD Now office:

  • One (1) A completed Certificate of Eligibility for Parking Placard for Mobility Impaired Individuals | Fill Out Form: MVD-10383 | Download Form
  • You can self-confirm your disability on the form. You DO NOT need a doctor’s signature to renew a permanent placard.
  • Your placard or placard number.

RENEWAL OF TEMPORARY PLACARDS

  • If your temporary placard expires and you still need it, you must reapply and have your doctor re-certify your disability. | Fill Out Form: MVD-10383 | Download Form

REPLACE YOUR HANICAP PLACARD

If your placard has been lost, stolen, or damaged, you will need to go in person to one of our MVD Now offices.
You will need to:

  • Re-submit the Certificate of Eligibility for Parking Placard for Mobility Impaired Individuals | Print and Fill Out Form: MVD-10383 | Download Form
  • Self-confirm your disability on the form.
  • Provide your disability placard number.

 

DISABILITY PLACARDS RULES

  • Placards for disabled parking allow you to park in designated handicap parking spaces for easier access to buildings and businesses.
  • Only you can use the permit issued to you.
  • When you park, you must display your placard so that the permit number and expiration date are visible from the front of the car.
  • Do one (1) of the following:
    • Hang the placard on the rearview mirror.
    • Put it on your dashboard if there is no mirror.

We’re happy to help you get your handicap placard! Come by MVD Now today. Call your DMV experts at 505-388-2757 or visit any of our MVD Now locations to start the process of getting your New Mexico handicap placard. Our DMV specialists are happy to help! We are here to answer every question and every uncertainty. Contact us today!


Interlock License

If you were convicted of a DUI, you will need to obtain a special state interlock license before you are able to drive. Your driver’s license must be revoked for an interlock license to be issued. As part of your DWI/DUI interlock license, you’ll have an interlock device installed in your vehicle for a period of one (1) year. The state interlock license requires a breath-testing device (the interlock) that will require you to give a breath sample before you can start the engine. As you drive, you’ll be occasionally required to provide breath samples as well. When you come to MVD Now for your state interlock license, be sure to bring the required documentation:

  • One (1) proof of identity | View list of acceptable documents
  • One (1) proof of federal identification number (SSN)| View list of acceptable documents
  • Two (2) proofs of New Mexico Residency| View list of acceptable documents
  • Current ignition interlock contract (obtained through interlock provider)
  • One (1) Original, notarized ‘Affidavit for Ignition Interlock’ | Print and Fill Out: MVD 10456 | Download Form
  • One (1) Proof of Insurance (must be in applicant’s name or applicant must be listed as a covered driver and policy must contain VIN number). Bring one (1) of the following:
    • Current auto insurance card
    • Copy of your current auto insurance policy
    • A letter from your auto insurance company (on company letterhead) that verifies your auto insurance coverage.

If your driver’s license has been revoked for five years or more, you will also need to do the following:

Driver’s License Written Test and the Driver’s License Road Test

Please Note:
If you have lost your Social Security card, you can obtain a copy from your local Social Security office.
Link to the Social Security Administration click here.

If you have lost your birth certificate, you can obtain a copy from Dept of Vital Statistics from the state you were born in.
Link to the New Mexico Bureau of Vital Records & Health Statistics click here.

We’re here to help you in any way we can. If you need to acquire an interlock license come by MVD Now today. Call your DMV experts at 505-388-2757 or visit any of our MVD Now locations to start the process of getting your interlock license. Our DMV specialists are happy to help! We are here to answer every question and every uncertainty. Contact us today!