New Mexico DMV Vehicle Transfer | Vehicle Donations

Title Transfer

New Mexico

As required by Section 66-3-101(A) NMSA 1978, when a vehicle is sold, or otherwise transferred or assigned, and is no longer in your possession, a Notice of Vehicle Sold is REQUIRED, and the license plates must be removed and returned to the MVD or registered with another vehicle of the same class within thirty (30) days from the vehicle pick-up date.

Notice of Vehicle Sold or Transfer


There are 3 ways in New Mexico to notify the MVD that you have donated your car: online, in person or by mail. You can find more information and forms for each notification method below:

1. TO COMPLETE THE NOTICE OF VEHICLE SOLD ONLINE:


*PREFERRED METHOD* If possible, we highly recommend completing forms online instead of by mail, so you may easily save and print out a copy for your records that includes a date/timestamp. Also, when completed online, a receipt can be printed ensuring it's been received.

  • Click the link below to access MyMVD.
  • When you are on the MyMVD site, click on the "Vehicles & Vessels" tab.
  • Click on "Mark My Vehicle as Sold".

Access MyMVD


2. TO COMPLETE THE NOTICE OF VEHICLE SOLD FORM IN PERSON:

  • Please complete and print the Notice of Vehicle Sold Form.
  • Submit to your local field office. Click HERE to locate your local field office.

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3. TO COMPLETE THE NOTICE OF VEHICLE SOLD BY MAIL:


  • Please complete and print the Notice of Vehicle Sold Form.
  • Mail the completed form to:

    Motor Vehicle Division
    Attn: Vehicle Services
    P.O. Box 1028
    Santa Fe, NM 87504-1028

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LICENSE PLATES


New Mexico is a ‘Vehicle Plate to Owner’ state. If the vehicle is sold, traded-in or given as a gift, the vehicle owner is responsible for removing the license plate from the vehicle. Within 30 days of the transaction, the vehicle owner shall take the plate to MVD to have it destroyed, or apply to have the plate assigned to another vehicle of the same class.

Click HERE to locate your local field office.

PLEASE BE ADVISED:


The purchaser of your donated vehicle is NOT the charity. It will either be the vendor or Charitable Adult Rides & Services.

For more information, contact your local Motor Vehicle Division:

New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division
Joseph Montoya Building
P.O. Box 1028
1100 South St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1028

Phone: 888.683.4636 or 888.MVD.INFO
MVD Website