A variety of license plates are available to New Mexico drivers.
Along with the standard license plates, drivers can select specialty plates. Some specialty plates have a small fee upon application and registration renewal, while others are available with no additional fees.
Not listed are government, state agency, elected officials or commercial vehicle plates, or those plates that are unique to specific vehicle types, such as manufactured homes, recreational vehicles (RVs) or trailers.
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All plates that charge a fee (non-standard plates) must be paid to match the length of the registration term of the vehicle. This means that a two year registration will result in two years worth of plate fees in addition to that registration. An example would be the collegiate plate which may have a $37.00 annual fee in addition to the registration fee. This would result in a total payment of $72.00 for just the plate if the vehicle has a two year registration. When paying for a plate for two years please subtract $2.00 from the total. This is due to the fact that the administrative fee of $2.00 is only collected once since this is considered one transaction.
- Standard Plates
- Personalized Plates
- Collegiate Plates
- Handicapped Plates
- Historical Plates and Vintage Plates
- Military and Veterans
- Organizations and Causes
- Police, Firefighters, and Emergency Medical Technician Plates
- Motorcycle Plates
Winner of the 2012 Award for Best License Plate in the U.S.!
Governor Martinez accepts the award on behalf of the Motor Vehicles Division. Read more about it here.