2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 66 - Motor Vehicles
Article 3 - Registration Laws; Security Interests; Anti-Theft Provisions; Bicycles; Equipment; Unsafe Vehicles; Off-Highway Motor Vehicles; Other Vehicles
Part 11 - OFF-HIGHWAY MOTOR VEHICLES
Section 66-3-1006 - Grounds for refusing registration or certificate of title.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 66-3-1006 (2019)

The division may refuse registration or issuance of a certificate of title or any transfer of a registration certificate if:

A. the division has reasonable grounds to believe that the application contains any false or fraudulent statement or that the applicant has failed to furnish the required information or reasonable additional information requested by the division or that the applicant is not entitled to the issuance of a certificate of title or registration certificate of the off-highway motor vehicle under the Motor Vehicle Code [66-1-1 NMSA 1978] or laws of this state;

B. the division has reasonable grounds to believe that the off-highway motor vehicle is stolen or embezzled or that the granting of a registration certificate or the issuance of a certificate of title would constitute a fraud against the rightful owner or other person having a valid lien upon the off-highway motor vehicle;

C. the division has reasonable grounds to believe that a nonresident applicant is not entitled to registration issuance under the laws of the nonresident applicant's state of residence;

D. the required fees have not been paid; or

E. the motor vehicle excise tax has not been paid pursuant to Chapter 7, Article 14 NMSA 1978.

History: 1953 Comp., § 64-3-1006, enacted by Laws 1978, ch. 35, § 202; 1985, ch. 189, § 6; 2005, ch. 325, § 6.

ANNOTATIONS

Cross references. — For fraudulent applications, see 66-8-1 NMSA 1978.

The 2005 amendment, effective January 1, 2006, provided in Subsection A that the division may refuse registration or a certificate of title or registration if the division has reasonable grounds to believe the application contains false or fraudulent statements or the applicant has failed to provide all information or the applicant is not entitled to issuance of a certificate of title or registration of the off-highway motor vehicle under the Motor Vehicle Code; added Subsection C to provide that the division may refuse registration or a certificate of title or registration if the division has reasonable grounds to believe a nonresident applicant is not entitle to registration under the laws of the nonresident's state of residence; and provided in Subsection E that the division may refuse registration or a certificate of title or registration if the tax has not been paid pursuant to Chapter 7, Article 14, NMSA 1978.

Am. Jur. 2d, A.L.R. and C.J.S. references. — 60 C.J.S. Motor Vehicles § 100.

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