MVD launches drop-off service for new vehicle registration

New Mexico News

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division is launching a drop-off service for new vehicle registration. Beginning Jan. 25, drivers who need to register a car for the first time can make an appointment to drop off the necessary paperwork at a field office.

An employee will review the documents then contact the customer. The customer will also have to pay remotely. Then the new registration and license plate will be mailed to the customer.

According to a news release, the service is not available for out-of-state vehicles that do not already have a New Mexico title, which requires a VIN inspection before they can be registered. Also, customers needing only to renew an existing New Mexico registration can do so online at, by phone at 888-683-4636, or at one of MVD’s two new self-service kiosks located Albuquerque Albertson’s Markets.

According to MVD, for this process to work, customers must bring all required documentation to their drop-off appointments. Then, after booking their appointments, customers will print and complete a form providing the information needed to process their registrations. Customers will also need to bring the completed forms to their appointments along with other necessary documents, including:

  • A copy of New Mexico credentials, driver’s license or ID card for all listed vehicle buyers. Those with an out-of-state license or ID will also need two proofs of residency.
  • Proof of current insurance for the vehicle
  • Original New Mexico title

Also, if applicable:

  • The bill of sale
  • Notarized affidavit of gift
  • Lien holder’s name, address and maturity date
  • Purchase order if purchased from a dealer
  • An emissions certificate for vehicles 4 years or older from manufacture date that will be registered in or used for commuting in Bernalillo County

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