If you operate an OHV on public lands, roads, or trails, it must be registered as an off-highway motor vehicle.
- To register an OHV, visit any New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) Field Office where you will complete a registration application and pay the required registration fee.
- OHV registration is valid for two years and expires on the last day of the month when the OHV was registered.
|New Mexico Residents||Non-Residents|
|Requirement||Registration is mandatory for residents unless OHV is
used strictly for agricultural purposes or on private land.
|Permit (either 2-year or 90-day) is required for non-residents.
Non-residents who have proof of a valid OHV registration, user
fee or similar fee may not need to purchase a New Mexico permit.
Check the website for a listing of those states that do not have a
registration program or user fee.
|Renewals||Registration must be renewed every two years from
the date of initial registration.
|A two-year permit must be renewed every two years from the
date of initial registration.
|Contact||New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division (MVD)
505-827-4636 or 888-683-4636
|New Mexico Department of Game and Fish