2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 66 - Motor Vehicles
Article 6 - Fees
Section 66-6-3 - Trailers; registration fees.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 66-6-3 (2019)

A. For freight trailers, the division shall collect thirteen dollars ($13.00) for permanent registration or re-registration after sale or transfer.

B. For utility trailers, the division shall collect:

(1) for the annual registration of each utility trailer not permanently registered, seven dollars ($7.00) plus one dollar ($1.00) for each one hundred pounds or major fraction thereof of actual empty weight over five hundred pounds;

(2) for the permanent registration of utility trailers not used in commerce that have a gross vehicle weight of less than six thousand one pounds, thirty-three dollars ($33.00) plus seven dollars ($7.00) for each one hundred pounds or major fraction thereof of actual empty weight over five hundred pounds; and

(3) for the re-registration of permanently registered utility trailers after sale or transfer, seven dollars ($7.00).

C. For travel trailers, the division shall collect:

(1) for the annual registration of each travel trailer that is not permanently registered, seven dollars ($7.00) plus fifty cents ($.50) for each one hundred pounds or major fraction thereof of gross factory shipping weight over five hundred pounds or, if gross factory shipping weight is not available, of actual empty weight over five hundred pounds;

(2) for the permanent registration of travel trailers, thirty-three dollars ($33.00) plus three dollars fifty cents ($3.50) for each one hundred pounds or major fraction thereof of gross factory shipping weight over five hundred pounds or, if the gross factory shipping weight is not available, of actual empty weight over five hundred pounds; and

(3) for the re-registration of permanently registered travel trailers after sale or transfer, seven dollars ($7.00).

D. At the option of the owner of a fleet of fifty or more utility trailers wishing to register them in New Mexico, the division shall issue a registration and registration plate for each trailer in the fleet, the registration and registration plate to expire on the last day of the final month of a five-year period. Registrations and registration plates shall be issued for five years only if the owner of the trailers meets the following requirements:

(1) application is made on forms prescribed by the division and payment of the proper fee is made;

(2) upon the option of the director, presentation is made at the time of registration of a surety bond, certificate of deposit or of other financial security; and

(3) payment is made by the fleet owner of all registration fees due each year prior to the expiration date. If such fees are not paid, all registrations and registration plates in the fleet shall be canceled.

History: 1953 Comp., § 64-6-3, enacted by Laws 1978, ch. 35, § 338; 1979, ch. 370, § 1; 1999, ch. 227, § 3; 2003 (1st S.S.), ch. 3, § 13; 2007, ch. 319, § 50.

ANNOTATIONS

Cross references. — For the definition of "freight trailer", see 66-1-4.6 NMSA 1978.

For the definition of "utility trailer", see 66-1-4.18 NMSA 1978.

The 2007 amendment, effective June 15, 2007, added a new Subsection A; added Subsection B to provide fees for utility trailers without reference to actual empty weight; added Paragraph (3) of Subsection B; and added Subsection C to provide fees for travel trailers.

The 2003 (1st S.S.) amendment, effective March 1, 2004, substituted "thirteen dollars ($13.00)" for "ten dollars ($10.00)" in Paragraph (1), "seven dollars ($7.00)" for "five dollars ($5.00)" in Paragraph (2), and "thirty-three dollars ($33.00)" for "twenty-five dollars ($25.00)" and "seven dollars ($7.00)" for "five dollars ($5.00)" near the middle and near the end of Paragraph (3) of Subsection A, and deleted "motor vehicle" preceding "division" in the first sentence of the introductory language and in Paragraph (1) of Subsection B.

The 1999 amendment, effective July 1, 1999, in the introductory language of Subsection A, deleted "the motor vehicle and motor transportation divisions, according to their appropriate jurisdictions, shall collect" following "utility trailers" and inserted "shall be collected"; in Paragraph A(1), inserted "or reregistration"; in Paragraph A(2), inserted "not permanently registered" and deleted the former last sentence which discussed the application of this section; added Paragraph A(3); in Subsection B, inserted "registration" preceding "plate" or "plates" in three instances, and made minor stylistic changes; and in Paragraph B(3), substituted "registration plates" for "license plates."

Am. Jur. 2d, A.L.R. and C.J.S. references. — 7A Am. Jur. 2d Automobiles and Highway Traffic §§ 63 to 73.

60 C.J.S. Motor Vehicles §§ 136(1) to 145.

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