Chapter 19, Section F:|
Assignment of NM Registration Number and Hull Identification
Revised August 29, 2008
Assignment of New Mexico Registration
- The registration number is the
assigned number for the life of the vessel in New Mexico.
The registration number must be printed on or permanently affixed to
each side of the forward half of the vessel. Numbers are to be read
from left to right, be in plain vertical block characters, be of a
color contrasting with the background, be not less than three inches
in height and have spaces equal to the width of a letter between the
letters and number grouping.
- A registration number consists of
two alpha, four numeric and two alpha characters.
- A vessel with an assigned
number from another state will be assigned a New Mexico registration number
upon titling and registering in New Mexico.
- When titling and
registering a vessel that does not have a
number assigned, type in the word “ASSIGN” in the “Registration
Number” field. MVD 2.0 will assign the next sequential
Assignment of a Hull Identification Number (HIN)
All vessels manufactured
before 1972 and homemade vessels must have a Hull Identification
Number assigned by the Motor Vehicle Division upon registration,
if one has not previously been assigned by the State Parks Division
of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.
Title Issuing Offices
For title-issuing offices, MVD 2.0 is programmed to assign
Hull Identification Numbers. Upon determining that the vessel
requires a HIN, type in the word "Assign" in the Hull I.D. block
and the computer will assign the number.
Non-Title Issuing Offices
Upon determining that a
vessel requires a HIN, type the word "Assign" in the Hull
Identification Number" space on the Title Application. Santa
Fe will assign and issue the HIN number.
offices must mail in the Application for Vessel Title and
Registration along with all supporting documents and fees (check
or money order only) to: Vehicle Services Bureau, P.O. Box 1028,
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1028.
The “Registered Owner's
Copy” should be given to the applicant to be used as a temporary
permit until the Certificate of Title is mailed out.
Upon assigning a Hull Identification Number
applicant of the following:
- The assigned Hull
Identification Number must be carved, burned, stamped, embossed,
or otherwise permanently affixed to the outboard side of the
transom. If there is no transom, the HIN should be affixed to
the outermost starboard side at the end of the hull that bears
the rudder or other steering mechanism, above the vessel's waterline, in such a way that alteration, removal, or
replacement would be obvious and evident.
characters of the Hull Identification Number must be no less
than one-fourth of an inch in height.
State Parks Division officers in the field will inspect the assigned Hull