New Mexico boat registration summary is a free resource designed to inform the boating public about registration requirements, recording methods, and title search guidelines for the State of New Mexico. The data is maintained as an open wiki forum where readers are encouraged to participate by sharing knowledge and experiences with this particular state. Simply click on the "Wiki-Share" link to contribute further details or suggest a revision.
The information presented here is subject to change and should be
confirmed with the respective state agency.
|Boat Registration Agency||State of New
Motor Vehicle Division
Boat Registration Website
|Please contribute any experience or knowledge you may have about registering a boat in New Mexico.... Wiki-Share|
|Registration Overview||The State of New Mexico issues both registrations and titles for boats.
These are administered through the
Motor Vehicle Division in Santa Fe. Boat transactions are basically
handled in the same manner as vehicles although requirements and exemptions may vary. New Mexico
does not title or register outboard motors. However, the engine
identification number may be listed on the registration
application. Boat trailer titles and registrations are handled through the Motor
An excise tax is levied on boat sales or transfer in New Mexico.
There are approximately 33,340 boats registered in the State of New Mexico. This accounts for 0.3% of all nationwide registrations.
|Marking Requirements||New Mexico boat registration numbers begin with an "NM" designation
which is followed by four numbers and then two letters. These must be displayed on
all non-documented boats along with registration sticker tabs. Coast Guard
documented vessels may not display the state registration numbers. However they must
display an owner designated vessel name and a hailing port. An official
documentation number must also be affixed to a visible interior location in the hull
itself or an integral part of the hull.
Boats must be inspected by a New Mexico law enforcement officer if there is a hull number discrepancy.
Unless otherwise exempted, boat registration in New Mexico is required for every
boat 10' or longer propelled by machinery, whether or not machinery is the principal
source of propulsion as in a sailboat. Coast Guard documented vessels are exempt
from registration. A complete list of exemptions may be found by visiting the MVD
Transfers and abandonments must be reported to the Motor Vehicle Division within 15 days.
|Ownership and Liens||New Mexico issues titles on all registered boats except for those
which are Coast Guard Documented. This state also has bonding provisions for establishing boat titles without sufficient
evidence of ownership.
|Title Searches||Boat title and registration records in New Mexico are maintained by the
Motor Vehicle Division. Boat records may accessed online from their website but they
are only available to boat owners or certain qualified parties. Although designed
for vehicles, this service also applies to boats. It is also reported that MVD
offices will provide telephone verifications on information shown on boat title or registration certificates
Boat Record Search Online
Public Record Vendors
Business Entity Search
National Vessel Documentation Center
Vessel Documentation Companies
|Wiki Contributors||New Mexico State Parks|
A Division of Maritime Partners, LLC
State of Washington USA
© Copyright 1998 - 2020. All rights reserved.