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New Mexico MVD Resource Links & FAQs

Here you’ll find everything you need to prepare for your tests and tasks with the New Mexico MVD.

Driver’s license and vehicle tasks are completed with the Motor Vehicle Department. The official website for the New Mexico MVD is:

Online Services at the New Mexico MVD

If you can avoid a trip to your local DMV office, you’re in luck. The New Mexico MVD offers the following services online:

  • Change your address.
  • Renew your car registration.
  • Renew your license.
  • Replace your license.

Visit to set up an online account and complete your driver’s license and vehicle tasks online.

New Mexico Driver’s Licenses & Learner’s Permits is designed to help you prepare for and pass your DMV written tests – all for free!

We want you to focus on studying and being a safe driver. We don’t think you should pay extra for this.

New Mexico MVD Practice Tests

New Mexico MVD Permit Practice Test

Road Signs & Traffic Signals Practice Test

Free New Mexico MVD Cheat Sheets & Study Guides (Including Free PDF Print-Outs)

We also provide overviews of the steps you’ll need to take at the DMV, so you can be better prepared and know what to expect when it comes time to make a visit to your local office or complete a task online or through the mail. You’ll also find tips and guides designed to help make you the most knowledgeable driver and vehicle owner as possible.

How to Get a Driver’s License in New Mexico

Driver’s Education in New Mexico

REAL ID Identification Requirements at the DMV

Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

Driving Safety Topics: Distracted Driving, Defensive Driving, DUI, Seat Belt Laws, and More!

New Mexico Motorcycle License & CDL

Are you interested in obtaining other types of driver’s licenses and endorsements in New Mexico? has you covered!

New Mexico Motorcycle License Practice Tests & Application Requirements

New Mexico Motorcycle Written Exam Simulation

Free CDL Practice Tests & Guides

New Mexico Car Registration & Title

After you get your driver’s license, you’re going to need something to drive, right? We’ve got the information you’ll need to get started.

New Mexico Car Registration & Title Information

Smog Check & Vehicle Inspection Requirements

Car Insurance Requirements

Vehicle History Reports

Free Bill of Sale Form

New Mexico License & Registration FAQs

What documents do I need to get a New Mexico driver’s license?

You’ll need to provide documents that demonstrate your identity, residency, and Social Security Number.

How do I renew my driver’s license in New Mexico?

You can renew online or in person.

How long do I have to renew my New Mexico driver’s license after it expires?

You need to renew your license before it expires.

Do I need a new driver’s license when I move to New Mexico?

Yes, you’ll need to get a New Mexico license when you become a resident of the state.

When will I receive my New Mexico driver’s license after renewing or replacing it?

Your new license should be mailed to you within a few weeks.

Can I get a copy of my New Mexico registration online?

No, you’ll need to contact the MVD.

How do I renew my car registration in New Mexico?

You can renew online, by mail, or in person.

Can I renew my car registration online in New Mexico?

Yes, you can.

What happens if my New Mexico car registration is expired?

You will be charged a $10 late fee if you are within 30 days of the expiration date. You will be charged a late fee of 75% of your registration fee if you are over 30 days late.

When will I receive my New Mexico car registration and license plate stickers/tabs after I renew or replace them?

Your updated registration documents should arrive within a few weeks.

How much of my New Mexico car registration is tax deductible?

You can deduct your car registration fees from your federal income taxes if a portion of your registration is based on the vehicle’s value. Refer to your registration documents for details.

Do I need to register my vehicle when moving to New Mexico?

Yes, you’ll need to register and title your vehicle in New Mexico when you become a resident.

New Mexico MVD Office Locations & Appointments

Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to avoid a trip to the DMV.

Use the New Mexico office finder to locate DMVs near you:

Here you’ll be able to find:

  • Addresses and directions.
  • DMV Office Hours.
  • Holiday and Weekend Schedules.
  • Acceptable forms of payment.
  • Current wait times, if available.

Remember, if you do have to visit the New Mexico MVD, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment. This can help reduce the time you’ll need to spend there.

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