Chapter 19, Section B:
Title and Registration - New and Used Commercial Vehicles

Revised December 23, 2011


Required documents

The following documents are required as indicated for title and registration of a new or used commercial vehicle that is subject to the Weight Distance (WD) Program:

  Documents required if vehicle is New Used

1.

Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO)

Yes No

2.

Certificate of Title (current)

No Yes

3.

Dealer’s Invoice or Bill of Sale – Assignment of Title completed or MVD Form 10009 for purchases made from individuals (must include sale price)

Yes Yes

4.

Odometer Mileage Statement

Yes Yes

5.

Proof of Ownership of Trade-In (if applicable)

Yes Yes

6.

Power of Attorney (as needed)

Yes Yes

7.

Lien Holder information (as needed)

Yes Yes

8.

Identification

Yes Yes

9.

Proof of Insurance

Yes Yes

10.

Proof of Residency (per PQU#64rev2 and the new rule Q&A.)

Yes Yes

11.

IRS Form 2290, “Heavy Vehicle Use Return” for the current registration period except that those with July, August and September renewals may use the prior year’s form 2290 Schedule 1 (verify VIN & weight category)

Yes Yes

12.

WDT Account Number - Use online look-up to verify that WDT account is up to date (https://efile.state.nm.us/uls/default.aspx)

Yes Yes

13.

Title Application

Yes Yes

14.

Notice of Additional Requirements (when needed)

Yes

Yes

Completing the title application

  1. Enter as Vehicle Class 13.
  2. Enter WD Plate to be issued.
  3. Enter WTD account # into WTD # field on screen.
  4. “2290” Field – Enter a “Y” when applicant provides a “2290” (must be stamped by IRS and dates must be specific for that registration year; and the complete VIN must be on the 2290). This applies ONLY to vehicles with a DGVW 55,000 lbs and over.
  5. WD registrations are staggered.
  6. Enter an “S” (for staggered) into “Registration Type” field.

Late fees and penalties

Commercial vehicles must be titled and registered within 30 days of purchase to avoid late transfer fee and late registration penalties.