Vehicle Procedures Manual

The vehicle procedures manual is currently unavailable until further notice.

Chapter 1 – Vehicles Definitions

01/16/2014 8:48 AM Vehicles Definitions Revised December 1, 2017   Abandoned vehicle a vehicle or motor vehicle that has been determined by a New Mexico law enforcement agency: (1) to have been left unattended on either public or private property for at least 30...

Chapter 2 – Title and Registration – General Information

01/16/2014 8:30 AM Section A.  Who Must Title and Register a Vehicle in New Mexico? Section B.  Vehicles to be Titled and Registered Section C.  Vehicles Exempt from Title and Registration Section D.  Types of Vehicle Registration Section E.  Temporary Permits Section...

Chapter 3 – Title and Registration – New Vehicles

01/16/2014 8:24 AM Section A.  Documents Required to Title and Register a New Vehicle Section B.  Issuance of License Plate and Validation Sticker   Section A: Documents Required to Title and Register a New Vehicle Revised October 12, 2018 Manufacturer’s...

Chapter 4 – Title and Registration – Used Vehicles

01/14/2014 4:55 PM Section A.  Documents Required to Title and Register a Used Vehicle Section B.  Used Vehicle Plate to Owner Process   Section A: Documents Required to Title and Register a Used Vehicle Revised October 12, 2018 Certificate of Title (§66-3-10)The...

Chapter 5 – Processing the Title Application

01/14/2014 4:41 PM Section A.  Prescreen Documents Section B.  Title and Registration Requirements of Two or More Owners Section C.  Vehicle Title Lien Processes Section D.  Name Change Section E.  Vehicle Make Abbreviations Section F.  Vehicle Body Type Abbreviations...

Chapter 6 – Fees, Penalties and Excise Tax

01/14/2014 4:31 PM Section A.  Fees  Section B.  Military/National Guard/Law Enforcement Registration Fee and Tax Reductions/Exemptions? Section C.  Penalties Section D.  Motor Vehicle Excise Tax - Basics Section E.  Motor Vehicle Excise Tax - Statute   Section...

Chapter 7 – Special Plates

01/14/2014 4:11 PM Section A.  Registration Plates Issued to Qualifying Members of the General Public Section B.  Replacement Plates Section C.  "WELCOME" and Fun Plates Section A: Registration Plates Issued to Qualifying Members of the General Public Revised November...

Chapter 8 – Special Title Situations

01/14/2014 3:19 PM Section A.  Title Only Transactions Section B.  Adding Vehicles Back into the System Section C.  Title After Repossession Section D.  Registration Valid after Death of Owner Section E.  Deceased Owner/Court-Appointed Personal Representative Section...

Chapter 10 – Bonds and Liens

01/10/2014 4:26 PM Section A.  Types of LiensSection B.  Documents Required for Liens  Section C.  Towing Lien ChecklistSection D.  Mechanic’s, Storage or Landlord Lien Checklist Section E.  Abandoned Vehicle Lien ChecklistSection F.  General Surety, Indemnity or...

Chapter 11 – Mandatory Insurance

01/10/2014 4:12 PM Section A.  The Mandatory Financial Responsibility ActSection B.  MFRA - First Time RegistrationSection D.  Reinstating Registration After Non-Compliance with MFRA? Section A.  The Mandatory Financial Responsibility Act Revised November 29, 2017 The...

Chapter 12 – Dealers and Other Businesses Licensed by MVD

01/10/2014 3:51 PM Section A.  Businesses that Must be Licensed by the Division Section B.  "Dealer" Defined Section C.  Auto Recyclers Section D.  Vehicles in a Dealer's Inventory - Dealer Plates Section E.  VIN Inspector Certification Section F.  Dealer Titles with...

Chapter 13 – Trailer

01/10/2014 3:15 PM Section A.  Types of Trailers Section B.  Title and Registration - New and Used Trailers Section C.  Other Trailer Situations Section D.  Homemade and Kit Trailers Section A.  Types of Trailers Revised November 29, 2017 Trailers are subject to three...

Chapter 14 – Farm Vehicles

01/10/2014 3:04 PM Section A.  Farm Vehicles  Revised November 29, 2017 “Farm Vehicle” defined (§66-6-4(F)) A “farm vehicle” is a vehicle, owned by a person whose principal occupation is farming or ranching, that is used principally in the transportation of farm and...

Chapter 15 – Recreational Vehicles

01/10/2014 2:59 PM Section A.  Recreational Vehicles (RVs) - General Information Section B.  Motor Homes Section C.  Travel Trailers and Truck Campers Section A.  Recreational Vehicles (RVs) - General Information Revised November 29, 2017 Recreational vehicle defined...

Chapter 16 – Off-Highway Motor Vehicles

01/10/2014 2:48 PM Section A.  Off-Highway Motor Vehicles (OHVs) - General Information Section B.  Titling and Registering New Off-Highway Vehicles Section C.  Titling and Registering Used Off-Highway Vehicles Section D.  OHV Equipment Requirements Section E....

Chapter 17 – Manufactured Homes

01/10/2014 1:22 PM Section A.  Manufactured Homes - General Information Section B.  Titling And Registering a New Manufactured Home Section C.  Titling And Registering a Used Manufactured Home Section D.  Deactivation of Title for a Manufactured Home Section E....

Chapter 18 – Other “Vehicles”

01/10/2014 1:10 PM Section A.  Mopeds Section B.  Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Devices (Segways) Section C.  Neighborhood Electric Cars Section D.  Bicycles Section E.  Motorized Bicycles Section F.  Airplanes Section G. Autonomous Vehicles Section H....

Chapter 19 – Commercial Vehicles

01/10/2014 11:05 AM Commercial Vehicles (Class 13) Revised November 30, 2017 All vehicles 26,001 – 80,000 pounds must be compliant with New Mexico Weight Distance (WD) Taxes and Permits. All vehicles 55,000 – 80,000 pounds must provide proof of payment of Heavy...

Chapter 20 – Vessels

01/10/2014 10:20 AM Section A. Vessels - General Information Section B. Boat Excise Tax Section C. Titling and Registering a New Boat Section D. Titling and Registering a Used Boat Section E. Registration Only - Motorboats Section F. Assignment of NM Registration...