New Mexico Title & Registration Transfers

Please provide the following in order to register your vehicle in New Mexico:

  • your certificate of title;
  • your current certificate of registration;
  • 2 proofs of your New Mexico residential address;
  • vehicle ID inspection certificate signed by a full-time law enforcement officer if you cannot drive the vehicle to Rapid MVD. If you can drive the vehicle legally to Rapid MVD, a VIN inspector will perform the vehicle ID inspection;
  • proof of insurance including policy number and insurance carrier name You must have a liability policy $25,000 coverage for bodily injury to or death of 1 person, $50,000 coverage for bodily injury to or death of 2 or more persons, and $10,000 for property damage in any one accident.

    In addition to the above, residents of the Albuquerque metropolitan area (Bernalillo County and parts of adjacent counties) must provide proof that the vehicle has passed an emissions inspection test. These tests are available throughout the county at certified "Air Care" stations. For more information about emissions testing, contact the Vehicle Pollution Management Division, 1500 Broadway NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102; (505) 247-2273.

The registration fee for passenger vehicles is based on the weight and year model of the vehicle. Registration fees range from $35.00 to $86.00 for a one (1) year registration or $70.00 to $172.00 for a two (2) year registration. Registration fees for trucks with a DGVW (Declared Gross Vehicle Weight) of 26,000 pounds or less are also based on the weight and model year of the vehicle. Registration fees range from $45.00 to $130.00 for a one (1) year registration or $80.00 to $260.00 for a two (2) year registration for regular trucks with a DGVW of 10,000 or less. Permanent registration is available for utility and travel trailers with DGVW under 6,000 pounds.

No alterations or erasers will be allowed. If a change has been made (correction, etc.), an Affidavit of Correction will be required to be filled out by the seller, no exceptions. All assignments must be sequential and in order by assignment by owners/dealers. A dealers invoice is required at all times when registering a vehicle sold by a dealer. Excise tax of 4% is charged on all title transfers per the rules & regulations of the State of New Mexico. If the transfer is due to a gift, an Affidavit of Gift may be completed by both the offeror and the recipient and must be notorized and no excise tax will be charged. If both offeror and recipient come to Rapid MVD, then a notary will notorize document.