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    SUMMARY: How to Change Your Address in New Mexico

    You can change your address on your MVD records either by e-mail, fax, mail, or in person at an MVD office. Once you’ve changed your address, you can apply for replacement documents that show your new address. You will need to pay the required fees for duplicate documents. 

    Continue reading this page to learn more about changing your address with the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).

    Change Your Address with the NM MVD

    Within 10 days of moving to a new address in New Mexico, you'll need to inform the MVD. You can change your address on your New Mexico MVD records either:

    • By e-mail.
    • By fax.
    • By mail.
      OR
    • In person.

    You will need to complete the Change of Address Request (Form MVD-10284), sign it, and submit it:

    • In person to your local NM MVD office.
    • By email to anthonyl.montano@state.nm.us.
    • By fax to (505) 827-0977.
    • By mail to:
    • MVD Data Entry Unit
      P.O. Box 630
      Santa Fe, NM 87504

    NOTE: Make sure you sign the form before you submit it.

    This will change your MVD records only. If you’d like replacement documents showing your new address, you’ll need to apply for duplicates. Continue reading below for instructions.

    Driver’s License/ID Card Address Change

    If you would like your new address to show on your NM driver’s license or ID card, you’ll need to apply for a replacement. Visit your local New Mexico MVD office and:

    • Pay the required fee.
    • Have your picture taken.

    For more information, see our Replacing a Driver’s License or Identification Cards page. 

    Car Title & Registration Address Change

    Once you’ve changed your address on NM MVD records (see above), you can order replacement vehicle documents that show your new address. For application instructions, see our following pages:

    You can also wait until your registration is due for renewal to receive an updated document. 

    Fees to Change Your New Mexico Address

    For replacement New Mexico MVD documents showing your new address, you’ll need to pay the following fees:

    • Driver’s license/ID card:
      • Valid for 4 years: $18.
      • Valid for 8 years: $34.
    • Registration:
      • Renewal: Varies. See our Registration Renewal page.
      • Duplicate: $5.00 (plus a $1.25 online processing fee).
    • Certificate of title: Contact the MVD as fees can vary by vehicle type.

    New Residents to New Mexico

    If you’ve just moved to New Mexico from another state, you’ll need to complete a few tasks with the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD):

    • Transfer your out-of-state driver’s license.
    • Register your out-of-state car.

    For a list of things you’ll need to do when you become a NM resident, visit our New to State guide.

    Transfer Your Driver’s License

    If you have a driver’s license from your previous state, you’ll need to transfer it upon becoming a resident of NM.

    You’ll need to visit your local NM MVD office and:

    • Surrender your out-of-state driver’s license.
    • Provide various documents to prove your:
      • Identity.
      • New Mexico address.
    • Pay the required fee.

    Complete instructions can be found on our following pages:

    Register Your Out-of-State Car

    To register your out-of-state car in New Mexico, you will need to take your car to an MVD office and have your vehicle identification number (VIN) inspected. Contact the NM MVD office before your visit to make sure they conduct inspections at that particular office.

    NOTE: You can also take your car to be inspected by a certified VIN inspector.

    Once your car has passed the VIN inspection, you’ll need to submit various documents to the NM MVD in person and pay the registration fee.

    Complete instructions can be found on our Car Registration page. 

    Change Your Name

    If you’ve recently had a name change, you’ll need to inform the New Mexico MVD and have your driver’s license/ID card and vehicle documents updated. You’ll need to visit your local NM MVD office and provide proof of your name change, such as your:

    • Marriage certificate.
    • Divorce decree.
    • Court order.

    For more information, see our Changing Your Name in New Mexico page. 

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