Registering in New Mexico
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||Permit (either 2-year or 90-day)|
|Mandatory for residents unless OHV is used strictly for agricultural purposes or on private land.||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.|
|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)||New Mexico Department of Game and Fish|
|505-827-4636 or 888-683-4636||505-476-8000|