Chapter 2, Section B:
Vehicles to be Titled and Registered

Created August 25, 2008


Vehicles to be titled and registered (Sec. 66-3-1 NMSA 1978)

With specific exceptions (see Section C of this chapter) every motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer and pole trailer when driven or moved upon a highway is subject to the registration and certificate of title provisions of the Motor Vehicle Code.

Vehicles that must be titled and registered in New Mexico generally include:

  1. Passenger Vehicles, i.e. motor vehicles designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of people (as opposed to trucks that are designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property)
     
  2. Trucks
     
  3. Motorcycles
     
  4. Recreational Vehicles
     
  5. Motor Homes
     
  6. Off-Highway Motor Vehicles, including (66-3-1001.1): a) all-terrain vehicles; b) off-highway motorcycles; c) snowmobiles; and d) any other vehicle that is operated or used exclusively off the highways of this state and that is not legally equipped for operation on the highways of this state (e.g. dune buggies)
     
  7. Buses
     
  8. Manufactured Homes (Mobile Homes)
     
  9. Trailers, including a) camping trailers; b) horse trailers; c) utility trailers; d) freight trailers; e) recreational travel trailers; f) fifth-wheel trailers; g) pole trailers; and h) van trailers