New Mexico DMV Change of Address Form

Moving somewhere in New Mexico? Before you cruise around the new neighborhood, add updating the Department of Motor Vehicles to your moving to-do list. In some states, you have less than 30 days to update your driving records and/or vehicle registration, so now's the time to act!

But don't worry - we've got your back. We've compiled everything you need to know about updating your driving records with your new residential or mailing address. You'll be able to head out with the car keys from the day you officially call New Mexico home.

To begin, select from the following

New Mexico Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the state of New Mexico?

Yes

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my driver's license records?

No

Where can I complete my driver's license change of address?

You must fill out a MVD Change of Address Request Form and send it to one of the following:

  • File your change of address online
  • Via email to Janaisa.Chavez@state.nm.us
  • Via fax to 505-827-0977
  • In person at any MVD Office
  • By Mail at:
    • MVD Data Entry Unit
    • P.O. Box 630
    • Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0630

Will the state of New Mexico issue me a new driver's license or ID card?

No. Once you’ve submitted a Change of Address request form (or changed your address online), you must visit an MVD office, or request a licence renewal/replacement online for a replacement license.

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

  • Your completed Change of Address Request Form
  • Your driver's license/ID number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your new address
  • $18.00 for a four-year license or $34.00 for an eight-year license

When do I need to complete my driver's license change of address?

Don't sit on it - you'll need to report your change of address within 10 days of your move.

New Mexico Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to notify the state of New Mexico?

Yes

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my vehicle registration records?

No

Where can I complete my vehicle registration change of address?

You must fill out a MVD Change of Address Request Form and send it to one of the following:

  • File your vehicle registration change of address online
  • Via email to Janaisa.Chavez@state.nm.us
  • Via fax to 505-827-0977
  • In person at any MVD Office
  • By Mail at:
    • MVD Data Entry Unit
    • P.O. Box 630
    • Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0630

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

  • Your completed Change of Address Request Form
  • Your driver's license/ID number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your Social Security number
  • Your new address
  • Your license plate number
  • Registration fee. Fees range from $27.00 to $62.00 for a one year registration or $54.00 to $124.00 for a two year registration.

When do I need to complete my vehicle registration change of address?

You'll need to report your change of address within 10 days of your move.

New Mexico Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to get a new driver's license?

Yes

Where can I get a new driver's license?

You can get a new driver's license at any New Mexico MVD Office.

What will I need?

When do I need to complete my driver's license change of address?

After becoming a New Mexico resident, you have 60 days to apply for and receive a New Mexico driver’s license.

Do I need to take a driving test?

Nope! But you will be required to pass a vision test.

Is there a fee?

Yes. You will charged a one-time $15.00 fee for a DWI records check, increasing your total cost to $33.00 for a four-year license or $49.00 for an eight-year license.

New Mexico Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to register my vehicle?

Yes

Where can I register my vehicle?

You'll need to visit a New Mexico  MVD Office .

What will I need?

Depending on what type of vehicle you are registering, there are various documents you will need to bring. Please see the MVD Register Your Vehicle page for more information.

When do I need to register my vehicle?

You need to register your vehicle within 30 days of becoming a New Mexico resident.

Is there a fee?

Yes. The registration fee for passenger vehicles is based on the weight and model year of the vehicle. Registration fees range from $27.00 to $62.00 for a one year registration or $54.00 to $124.00 for a two year registration.

Is an emission test required?

You will only be required to have an emission test if your new residency is in Bernalillo County, but you will need a VIN Inspection when you move to New Mexico.

Is proof of liability insurance required?

Yes. For more information, please see the MVD Register Your Vehicle page for more information.

New Mexico Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the state of New Mexico ?

No. When you receive a license from the state you're moving to, New Mexico will automatically cancel your driver's license.

New Mexico Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to notify the state of New Mexico ?

No

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my vehicle registration records?

No, but you may cancel your registration at any New Mexico MVD Office or by mail at:

  • Motor Vehicle Division
  • Joeseph Montoya Building
  • P.O. Box 1028
  • Santa Fe, NM 87504

Do I need to return my license plates?

You are not required to return your license plates, but it's a good idea. If your new state does not recycle the plates, New Mexico will by mailing them to:

  • Motor Vehicle Division
  • Joeseph Montoya Building
  • P.O. Box 1028
  • Santa Fe, NM 87504

Resources

New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division
888-683-4636

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