Vehicles that must be registered in New Mexico generally include passenger vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, motor homes, buses, manufactured or mobile homes, trailers and off-highway vehicles, such as ATVs or snowmobiles.
New Mexico is a "Vehicle Plate to Owner" state. If the vehicle is sold, traded-in or given as a gift, the vehicle owner is responsible for removing the license plate from the vehicle. Within 30 days of the transaction, the vehicle owner shall take the plate to MVD to have it destroyed, or apply to have the plate assigned to another vehicle of the same class.
Before a vehicle can be registered for the first time it must be titled. Please click here to learn about titling.
How to Register a New Vehicle
How to Renew a Vehicle Registration
How to Register a Used Vehicle