New Mexico Vehicle Registration Renewal Guide
How to Renew a Car Registration in New Mexico
Approximately 65 days before your vehicle registration is due you should receive a notice from the Motor Vehicle Division of the state of New Mexico. You need to renew your registration before it expires or you will be charged additional fees.
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The state of New Mexico allows residents to renew their registration either online, in person, over the phone, or by mail.
To renew your registration online you will need to visit the renewal page on the New Mexico site. You will need the following information:
- The control number that is on your renewal notice or your VIN number and your license plate number.
- Owner name.
- Vehicle model year.
- Payment for your renewal.
To renew your registration over the phone you will need to call the IVR system, which is available 24 hours a day. Once connected, you will be asked to provide your control number or license plate number and your credit card information.
If you use the phone system to renew you will receive a 5% discount on your registration fee.
To renew your registration in person or through the mail you will need to have your registration renewal notice from the MVD along with your payment. You can take your form to a local MVD office or mail them in to the address provided.
Do you need to learn how to replace your vehicle registration from New Mexico? Read on and get all the answers to your questions in this quick FAQ.
In New Mexico, all transactions for your driver’s license, registration, and title are handled by the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division. If you need an immediate response to your question, give them a call at 888-683-4636 during regular business hours or use their Contact Form for an email response.
How to Get a Replacement or Duplicate Registration In New Mexico
If you lost your registration card or it was mutilated or damaged to it can’t be read any longer, you need to request a duplicate registration. If you received a renewal notice in the mail, follow the directions on the card to have your plates renewed for another year or two.
You will pay more to renew a registration vs. simply replacing the missing or damaged document.
Replacement and Duplicate Registration Locations In New Mexico
Where do I go to request a replacement vehicle registration?
In New Mexico, many transactions with the DMV can be done online, including requesting a replacement vehicle registration. If you need to have the card replaced immediately, you will want to visit one of the DMV offices or authorized DMV third-party locations across the state.
Use this link to find the one closest to you.
You will need to provide the following information to receive a duplicate card:
- The Vehicle Identification Number.
- The license plate number.
- Your driver’s license.
New Mexico MVD and DMV Office Hours
When are the New Mexico MVD offices open?
Most MVD offices operate Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4 PM, with some of the more rural locations closing for lunch midday. Third-party service providers may be open on the weekends or later in the evening. You will need to call ahead or check the provider’s website for up to date times.
New Mexico Online Replacement Registration Options
For real convenience, use the New Mexico eServices to complete a request for a duplicate car registration. The portal is open 24 hours a day and works for the majority of users that don’t require additional documentation.
Replacing Lost, Stolen or Damage License Plates In New Mexico
If you have your license plates stolen, call the authorities immediately. Bring the police report to your local DMV office to receive a set of duplicate plates. They will not be able to issue a duplicate vanity or specialty plate, but only those stamped on the regular license plate background. If you have a lost specialty plate, there may be additional fees to receive a duplicate.
You will need to provide your current registration, driver’s license, and all fees to receive replacement plates.
Replacement Vehicle Registration and Replacement License Plate Fees In New Mexico
How much does it cost to get a replacement vehicle registration, license plate or plate sticker in New Mexico?
The fee for a duplicate registration is $7.50 plus any processing fees. The fee for a replacement car tag can be waived if you provide the police report stating they were stolen. If they are simply damaged, the duplicates will cost $15.
The online portal accept all major credit cards and all DMV locations also accept cash.
Do I really need to replace my damaged license plate sticker?
Yes. The year and month sticker shows that your registration is current. You can be pulled over for a missing or illegible sticker. You can request a replacement sticker at your local DMV office for a fee of $7.50.
If you have any more questions about replacing your New Mexico car registration, give the DMV a call at 888-683-4636 or explore your options on their website.