A New Mexico vehicle bill of sale form is a document that details the transfer of a car, truck, or RV between a buyer and seller. The bill of sale lists the purchase price, description of the vehicle, and the seller’s contact information.
New Mexico only requires a bill of sale for new vehicle sales or if the certificate of title is damaged, missing, or lost. The New Mexico MVD (Motor Vehicle Division) recommends having a bill of sale if there are questions about vehicle ownership.
New Mexico Vehicle Registration
Vehicles must be titled within 30 days of purchase. If you purchased the vehicle out of state and reside in New Mexico, you have 90 days to complete the procedure.
New Mexico requires new owners to make a reservation before bringing in a car for first-time registration. After that, registration can be renewed by mail or online.
Where to Register Your Vehicle
Reservations and appointments can be made at the main MVD offices or certified convenience offices.
Documents Required by the MVD Office
When you go to your appointment, you will need these documents with you:
- Bill of Sale
- Odometer Disclosure Statement – one of the following:
- Certificate of title, with the assignment of title, completed and signed
- Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (must be the original MCO, not a copy)
- Purchase Agreement or Dealer’s Invoice (must be the original or a certified copy)
- Proof of insurance
- $25,000 for bodily injury per person
- $50,000 for bodily injury per accident
- $10,000 for the property damage
- Registration fees
- Passenger vehicles – range from $27.00 to $62.00 for a one year registration or $54.00 to $124.00 for a two year registration
- Trucks: range from $38.00 to $207.00 for a one year registration or $76.00 to $414.00 for a two year registration
Free New Mexico Vehicle Bill of Sale Sample
Our free New Mexico vehicle bill of sale can be downloaded here. It is available in PDF and Word formats.