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In New Mexico, the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) is part of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department. It oversees services related to vehicles, driving, commercial licensing, dealers, automobile recycling, and military driving services. The MVD has 32 field offices located throughout the state and contracts with 39 different municipalities to offer partial services. The days and hours of operation may vary by MVD office, so check with your local office for more details before you visit.
In order to title and register a vehicle in the state, you will need to fill out an application, bring in required documentation, such as proof of insurance, and pay the registration fee. Registration fees are based on the weight and model year of the vehicle. Vehicles may be registered for one or two years at a time. Residents of Bernalillo County must also pass an emissions test as part of the registration process.
You can also apply for a New Mexico driver's license at an MVD office. New Mexico has REAL ID licenses available. You will need to apply, complete the requirements, pay the fee, and provide appropriate documentation. All documents must be in English or submitted with English translations, which must be certified as a complete and full translation. New drivers under the age of 18 are required to go through the state's graduated driver licensing (GDL) program. The GDL program has three stages, with a learner's permit at age 15, a provisional license at age 15 ½, and then a full license after holding a provisional license for 12 months. Each stage has requirements that must be met before a driver can move to the next stage. New drivers between the ages of 18 and 24 must complete a DWI awareness self-study to apply for a license. Drivers 25 and older are also required to take this course if they have been convicted of a DWI.