Chapter 19, Section D:|
Titling and Registering a Used Boat
July 20, 2012
Requirements for Titling and Registering
a Used Boat
- Previous Outstanding Title
The current outstanding Certificate of Title is the primary document
when transferring ownership of a used vessel. Photocopies are not
acceptable for executing transfers, lien filings or releases, title
changes etc. In the absence of an ownership document from out of
state, where title and registration may not be required, the
official document shall be the “Affirmation Certifying Ownership”
(ACO) (MVD-10010) with (as
proof of ownership) an invoice, contract, or registration
certificate. The person reflected on the invoice, contract, or
registration certificate document must sign the Affidavit Certifying
Ownership. Refer to the most current R. L. Polk manual for guidance.
- Surety Bond (if applicable)
In the absence of ownership documents for purchases made after 1987
or for newer model vessels a surety bond will be required.
- Bill of Sale
Assignment of Title completed or Bill of Sale (MVD-10009)
for purchases made from individuals - must include
sales price. Reassignment of Title by dealer or “Dealers Bill of Sale”
(MVD-11038) for purchases made from dealers.
- Dealer Invoice
Must be an original or a certified copy.
- Hull Identification Number (HIN)
A Certified VIN Inspector, certified law enforcement officer or
New Mexico Park Ranger must conduct inspection of the vessel.
The Hull Identification Number (HIN) of a vessel can be found on the
outboard starboard (right) side of a vessel’s transom and is usually
12-14 characters. Those characters may be preceded by the letters
US. Do not include the US when entering
a HIN in 2.0.
- Release of Lien (as needed)
- Lien Holder
Information (if applicable)
- Proof of Trade-in
- Power of Attorney (POA) (as
Must be an
original or a certified copy.
- Notice of
Additional Requirements (as needed)
- Registered owner on Title
Must appear as shown on assignment.
- Application for Vessel Title and
Assignment of New Mexico Registration Number
Please refer to
Section F, Assignment of New Mexico
Registration Number and Hull Identification Number (HIN).