Bill of Sale Requirements in New Mexico

A bill of sale is not required for most vehicle sales transactions in New Mexico. However, a bill of sale is required under certain circumstances. Learn about bill of sale requirements in New Mexico.

Bill of Sale in NM

Vehicle and vessel transactions in New Mexico involving a buyer and seller require a Bill of Sale (Form MVD10009) when a certificate of title is not available. It is also necessary to have the document if all of the present reassignment boxes on the title are full. A bill of sale is a receipt for a transaction between two parties—it's generally used to record a vehicle sale between private citizens.

Information necessary on the Bill of Sale includes the:

  • Agreed-upon price.
  • Make.
  • Model.
  • Year of the vehicle.
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN).
  • Mileage on the odometer.

A boat being sold will need measurements of width, length, and depth written onto the document.

NOTE: When a title is available, the reassignment should be completed on the actual title. Visit our Title Transfer in New Mexico page for more information.

DO NOT highlight your bill of sale document—the MVD will reject it.

Generic Bill of Sale

If you have trouble downloading the New Mexico Bill of Sale form, we provide a free, printable, generic bill of sale form.


Bill of Sale
Use the MVD's bill of sale as a proof of purchase when transferring ownership of a vehicle or vessel in New Mexico.
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