Chapter 9, Section A:|
Reconstructed, Rebuilt or Homemade/Shop-Built Vehicles
Revised September 8, 2008
rebuilt, homemade or shop-built vehicles may be titled if the applicant
has all the required documents and provided that the vehicle conforms to
all vehicle equipment safety standards applicable to the particular
- Manufacturer's Certificate of
Origin (MCO) or Certificate of Title
Required only for a factory chassis. Does not apply if the chassis
is homemade/“shop built”.
- Invoices and Bills of Sale
Must be provided for all parts purchased to build the vehicle.
- Affirmation for Specially Constructed or
The "Affirmation for Specially Constructed or Reconstructed Vehicle" form (MVD-10015), must be completed and signed by the applicant attesting to the
fact that the vehicle has been constructed or reconstructed from a
factory or homemade/“shop built” chassis. The affirmation also
indicates whether the vehicle was previously titled or registered in
- Vehicle Equipment Affirmation
The "Vehicle Equipment Affirmation" form (MVD-10053),
must be completed and signed by the applicant.
Review the document to be sure that the applicant has checked off all equipment
required for the type of vehicle being registered. Assembled
vehicles must comply with federal standards for highway use (this is
the owner's responsibility). If the applicant tells you that some of the
equipment is still missing or not working, DO NOT process the
- Weight Certificate
Must be provided to accurately assess registration fees (exept for
motorcycles and off-highway vehicles).
- Affidavit of VIN
Required for each different VIN that appears on the vehicle's
factory chassis, cab and/or engine.
- NCIC check
If there are different VINs on the
factory chassis, cab and/or engine, an NCIC check is required on
- New Mexico Assigned VIN
For home-made trailers and other vehicles that require a secondary
number, a New Mexico Assigned VIN must be affixed to the vehicle by
a Motor Vehicle Division employee or a certified Law Enforcement
When preparing to affix the New Mexico Assigned VIN plate to
vehicle, if the vehicle obviously does not comply with vehicle
equipment standards, do not attach the plate. Instead, VOID the
Factory-Made Chassis Determines Year Model
On vehicles that are reconstructed, the chassis (when the
chassis, parts and equipment, including the frame, are standard
factory equipment) will determine the year model of a vehicle. Enter
the VIN from the title of the chassis as the primary number and a
New Mexico Assigned VIN as a secondary vehicle identification
number. The vehicle must be identified as "REBUILT" in the "brand"
field. The Title Application (all copies) must be stamped with the
Shop-Built Chassis Determines Year Model
If the vehicle, including the chassis and/or body, is built from
scrap metal, “shop-built” parts or parts from other vehicles, the
year in which the vehicle is built will determine the year model.
The vehicle make will be "HOMEMADE," and the constructed vehicle
must comply with all current safety requirements for highway
operation. Assign a New Mexico Assigned VIN as the primary vehicle
Normal fees apply. The excise tax will be based on the purchase
price of the partially dismantled vehicle, other parts purchased,
plus labor involved in rebuilding the vehicle.