Chapter 15, Section A:
Motor Homes/RVs - General Information
Revised August 27, 2008
Recreational vehicle defined (66-1-4.15F)
Registration of RVs by non-residents (66-3-4A)
Contrary to our general rule, applications for registration of an RV do not require that the applicant be a New Mexico resident. Sec. 66-3-4(A)(1) provides that all applications presented to the division shall contain (emphasis added):
Special registration plates for RVs (66-3-408).
Section 66-3-408 provides that, "All recreational vehicles registered in New Mexico shall carry a special registration plate, including any armed forces veteran plate, disabled veteran plate, purple heart plate, medal of honor plate, ex-prisoner of war plate, Pearl Harbor survivor plate or patriot plate. The color and design of the plates shall be at the discretion of the director."
The RV owner may decide whether to have a special RV plate or (assuming he qualifies) one of the named military plates.