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Registering a car in New Mexico is a straightforward process, but it’s important to know what documents you need and where to go. This guide will walk you through the steps involved and provide you with all the information you need to get your car registered quickly and easily.

Documents required

The following documents are required to register a car in New Mexico:

  • Proof of ownership: This could be a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO), a bill of sale, or a previous title.
  • Proof of insurance: You must have valid car insurance in order to register your car in New Mexico.
  • Proof of residency: This could be a New Mexico driver’s license, a utility bill, or a lease agreement.
  • Odometer disclosure statement: This is a form that states the mileage on your car. You can get this form from the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) website or at any MVD office.
  • Payment: The registration fee will vary depending on the type of vehicle you have and the length of your registration. You can pay with cash, check, or credit card.

Forms

The following forms are required to register a car in New Mexico:

  • Application for Title and Registration (MVD Form 10002)
  • Odometer Mileage Statement (MVD Form 10187)

You can download these forms from the MVD website or get them at any MVD office.

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Processing locations

You can register your car at any MVD office in New Mexico. You can also register your car online through the MVD website.

Processing times

The processing time for registering a car in New Mexico varies depending on how busy the MVD office is. However, you should expect to be able to register your car within a few days.

Instructions

To register your car in New Mexico, follow these steps:

  • Gather the required documents.
  • Complete the Application for Title and Registration form.
  • Sign and date the Odometer Mileage Statement form.
  • Take your documents to an MVD office or register your car online through the MVD website.
  • Pay the registration fee.
  • Receive your license plate and tags.

Additional information

  • If you are buying a car from a dealership, the dealership will typically take care of the registration process for you.
  • If you are buying a car from a private seller, you will need to register the car yourself.
  • If you are moving to New Mexico from another state, you will need to transfer your car registration to New Mexico.
  • If you have any questions about the registration process, you can contact the MVD at 505-827-2730.

Here are some additional tips for registering your car in New Mexico:

  • Make an appointment: This will save you time waiting at the MVD office.
  • Bring all of the required documents: If you don’t have all of the required documents, you will not be able to register your car.
  • Pay the correct fee: The registration fee varies depending on the type of vehicle you have and the length of your registration. You can find the current fees on the MVD website.
  • Be patient: The registration process can be time-consuming, especially if the MVD office is busy.

I hope this guide has been helpful. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

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