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New Mexico Boat Registration / Title Forms and FAQ

New Mexico Frequently Asked Questions

New Mexico Registration and Title Information
Summary of boat registration and titling rules in New Mexico
How do you register a boat in New Mexico?
In New Mexico, you can register your boat in person, with power of attorney, or via a dealer.
Where do you register your boat in New Mexico?
In New Mexico, you register your boat at the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division
What boats are required to be registered in New Mexico?
The following boats are required to be registered in New Mexico: Any vessel propelled by machinery or sail (NMSA 66-12-4)
What boats do not require registration in New Mexico?
The following boats are not required to be registered in New Mexico: • Documented Vessels • Government Vessels • Foreign vessel • Non-motorized vessels • Sailboards • Windsurf boards
Are USCG documented boats required to be registered in New Mexico?
USCG documented boats are not required to be registered in New Mexico
How much does it cost to register a boat in New Mexico?
To register a boat in New Mexico, the fees are as follows: • 0-16’ = 28.50; • 16’–26’ = 36.00; • 26-40’ = 43.50; • 40’-65’ = 51.00; • 65’ and over 66.00. All are for 3 years and expire 12/31 of the last year.
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat registration in New Mexico?
A duplicate boat registration in New Mexico costs $5.00
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat decal in New Mexico?
A duplicate boat decal in New Mexico costs $5
How much does it cost to transfer a boat registration in New Mexico?
Boat registration transfers are treated as new registrations in New Mexico
Does New Mexico title boats?
Boats are titled in New Mexico
Where do you title your boat in New Mexico?
In New Mexico, boats are titled through the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue, Motor Vehicle Division
What boats are required to be titled in New Mexico?
All motor boats over 10’ are required to be titled in New Mexico. If a boat is under 10’, titling is optional
What boats do not require a title in New Mexico?
The following rules apply to boat titling in New Mexico: Any person who on July 1, 1987 is the owner of a boat with a valid certificate of number until he transfers any part of his interest in the boat, or renews his certificate of number. (NMSA 66-12-5.2 C)
How much does it cost to title a boat in New Mexico?
It costs $10.00 to title a boat in New Mexico
How much does it cost to get a duplicate boat title in New Mexico?
A duplicate boat title in New Mexico costs $10
How much does it cost to transfer a boat title in New Mexico?
It will cost you $10 to transfer a boat title in New Mexico
How much does it cost to record a lien on a boat in New Mexico?
There is not cost to record a lien on a boat in New Mexico
Does New Mexico issue e-titles for boats?
New Mexico does not issue e-titles for boats.
Does New Mexico require boat inspections?
New Mexico does not require an inspection to register a boat.
What is the sales tax rate for boats in New Mexico?
The sales tax rate on boats in New Mexico is 5% excise tax at the time the vessel is titled based on the purchase price or fair market value.
Does New Mexico have an annual tax on boats?
New Mexico does not have an annual tax on boats.
Helpful Links for New Mexico:
Boats & ATVs | Motor Vehicle Division NM Forms | Motor Vehicle Division NM Chapter 20 – Vessels | Motor Vehicle Division NM Boating Regulations - New Mexico Department of Game & Fish

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