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Motor Vehicle Division
Motor Vehicle Division Offices closed Nov. 16-27
All New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division offices are will be closed until Nov. 30 in keeping with the most recent public health order.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, MVD has expanded the number of transactions that can be completed online. Transactions that can be completed at mvdonline.com include:
- Renewing most driver’s licenses. That now includes renewals for drivers aged 79 and older and commercial license holders. Drivers who want to obtain their first Real ID compliant license, or their first New Mexico license of any kind, do need to obtain those in person. Appointments will be available when offices reopen.
- Drivers whose licenses expire by the end of December can obtain a 90-day temporary license at mvdonline.com by choosing Online Services, Eservices and then Drivers & Placards. This option is not available to drivers who have an interlock license or suspensions based on points.
- Vehicle registration renewals (with the exception of fleet vehicles)
- Updating insurance information and addresses.
- Paying many tickets and citations.
Some transactions also can be conducted using MVD’s automated phone system. The service, available at 888-683-4636, accepts credit and debit card payments.
Customers may also email MVD at MVD.email@example.com with general questions. Seniors may email questions to MVD.firstname.lastname@example.org
On March 30, Governor Lujan Grisham issued an Executive Order temporarily waiving MVD fees and penalties for expired registrations and licenses and directing State Police not to issue citations to New Mexicans whose documents expired during the pandemic.
Real ID Delayed
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has delayed the deadline for requiring a Real ID for commercial flights and entering certain federal facilities. The new deadline is Oct. 1, 2021.