Vehicle Registration

Registering a New Vehicle for the First Time


The first time you register a new vehicle, you must come into an MVDNOW Office.

How to Register a New Vehicle
How to Register a Used Vehicle
How to Renew a Vehicle Registration

  • Documents to Bring to the MVDNOW to Register a New Vehicle
  • Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO) – The original MCO, not a copy.
  • Dealer’s Invoice – The original invoice or a certified copy of the invoice.
  • Odometer Statement – One of the following:
  • Odometer mileage statement on the back of the MCO
  • Odometer Mileage Statement | MVD Form 10187
  • Application for Title and Registration | MVD Form 10002

    Proof of Insurance – In New Mexico, drivers must operate their motor vehicles with a minimum of liability auto insurance. Minimum auto liability insurance amounts required in New Mexico are:

    • $25,000 for bodily injury to or death of one person,
    • $50,000 for bodily injury to or death of two or more persons, and
    • $10,000 for property damage in any one accident.

    Bring any of the following forms of proof of insurance to MVDNOW when registering your vehicle: