This form MVD-10009 Bill of Sale is needed if all required information on the form MVD-10030 Cer-
ticate of Title and/or form MVD-10032 Boat Certicate of Title is not complete (to include the purchase
price, odometer disclosure statement and the assignment to the buyer by the seller including all required
signatures) or if the assignment by owner and all reassignments by Dealer (for use by Dealers only) have
been used or completed.
Seller must then remove the vehicle’s New Mexico license plate (if applicable) under Plate-to-Owner pro-
cedures. New Mexico uses a Plate-to-Owner procedure for transferring ownership of vehicles. Under this
procedure plates are assigned to the owner (seller) rather than the vehicle. When disposing of a vehicle, the
license plate must be removed by the seller before delivery is made to the purchaser. The seller then has
thirty (30) days in which to register the removed plate with another vehicle of the same class or return it to
a local MVD eld ofce for cancellation. If the vehicle has an out-of-state license plate, it is recommended
that the seller remove the license plate(s) and either take them to a New Mexico MVD ofce for disposal
or return them to the state of issuance for cancellation.
Buyer must take the completed form MVD-10009 Bill of Sale, the form MVD-10030 Certicate of Title
and/or form MVD-10032 Boat Certicate of Title and/or other ownership documents to a local Motor
Vehicle Division eld ofce to have the vehicle or vessel titled and registered in his/her name(s). If the
titling certicate is from another state or if the vehicle or vessel has never been titled in any state, the vehicle
itself must be taken to the MVD eld ofce for visual inspection.
Buyer must title the vehicle or vessel before it can be sold again.
The owner has the responsibility and is on continual and permanent notice of the need to renew by the
expiration date indicated on the vehicle license plate sticker and Certicate of Registration or the vessel
validation decal and Certicate of Number. Failure to renew by the deadline may result in a penalty.
By law the Motor Vehicle Division must be notied within ten days of any address change for all vehicles
owned and your driver license. Obtain form MVD-10284 Change of Address Request from your local MVD
eld ofce or on the internet at:
There is a penalty fee for not titling and registering vehicles or vessels within 30 days.
There is an additional penalty if the unregistered vehicle is driven on New Mexico roads.
There is an excise tax penalty if the vehicle or vessel is not titled within 90 days.
If you have any questions regarding titling and registering vehicles or vessels in
New Mexico, please contact a local Motor Vehicle Division eld ofce. For a list of
MVD ofces and locations go to: