Register & Title a Motorcycle in New Mexico


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This page will cover the street legal requirements and registration and title process in New Mexico and provide some tips on how to register if you bought the motorcycle without a title.

New Mexico Title & Inspection Requirements for Used Motorcycles

  • Does New Mexico have an equipment/safety inspection?
    • Periodic safety inspection required.
  • Does New Mexico require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • Required for out of state motorcycles.
  • Does New Mexico require a title for old motorcycles?
    • Yes, New Mexico titles all motorcycles.

How to Title and Register a Motorcycle in New Mexico

You’ll need to provide the following:

  • Signed over title.
    • Bill of sale and old registration if bought in a state that doesn’t issue titles.
  • Bill of Sale when the Assignment of Title is not on the back of the title certificate.
  • Odometer Disclosure
  • Application for Vehicle Title and Registration
  • VIN Inspection for out of state bikes.
  • Proof of insurance.
  • Registration and title fees.

Notarization Required on the following documents in New Mexico:

  • Generic bill of sale forms.

How to Register a Motorcycle with No Title in New Mexico

Option 1: Motorcycles from NM

Before sale is complete, ask previous owner to get a duplicate title:

Option 2: Bikes from out of state


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If the motorcycle was bought in a state that requires motorcycle titles:

Option 3: Register in a No-Title State

Register the bike in a non-title, no residency requirement, mail-in registration application state, such as Vermont.

New Mexico Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

New Mexico street legal motorcycles must include:

  • Rearview Mirrors.
  • Passenger footrest when carrying a passenger.

This information was correct at the time of writing it, but state laws are subject to change.

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1 thought on “Register & Title a Motorcycle in New Mexico”

  1. I just bought a 2014 150cc scooter , I have the title,what do I need to do to get this thing registered ….thanks

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