2019 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 66 - Motor Vehicles
Article 6 - Fees
Section 66-6-4 - Registration fees; trucks, truck tractors, road tractors and buses.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 66-6-4 (2019)

A. Within their respective jurisdictions, the motor vehicle division and the motor transportation division of the department of public safety shall charge registration fees for trucks, truck tractors, road tractors and buses, except as otherwise provided by law, according to the schedule of Subsection B of this section.

B. Declared Gross Weight

Fee

001 to 4,000

$40

4,001 to 6,000

55

6,001 to 8,000

69

8,001 to 10,000

84

10,001 to 12,000

99

12,001 to 14,000

113

14,001 to 16,000

128

16,001 to 18,000

143

18,001 to 20,000

157

20,001 to 22,000

172

22,001 to 24,000

187

24,001 to 26,000

201

26,001 to 48,000

118

48,001 and over

172.

C. All trucks whose declared gross weight or whose gross vehicle weight is less than twenty-six thousand pounds, after five years of registration, calculated from the date when the vehicle was first registered in this or another state, shall be charged registration fees at eighty percent of the rate set out in Subsection B of this section.

D. All trucks with a gross vehicle weight of more than twenty-six thousand pounds and all truck tractors and road tractors used to tow freight trailers shall be registered on the basis of gross combination vehicle weight.

E. All trucks with a gross vehicle weight of twenty-six thousand pounds or less shall be registered on the basis of gross vehicle weight. A trailer, semitrailer or pole trailer towed by a truck of such gross vehicle weight shall be classified as a utility trailer for registration purposes unless otherwise provided by law.

F. All farm vehicles having a declared gross weight of more than six thousand pounds shall be charged registration fees of two-thirds of the rate of the respective fees provided in this section and shall be issued distinctive registration plates. "Farm vehicle" means a vehicle owned by a person whose principal occupation is farming or ranching and which vehicle is used principally in the transportation of farm and ranch products to market and farm and ranch supplies and livestock from the place of purchase to farms and ranches in this state; provided that the vehicle is not used for hire.

G. In addition to other registration fees imposed by this section, beginning July 1, 1994, an annual tire recycling fee of one dollar fifty cents ($1.50) is imposed at the time of registration on each vehicle subject to a registration fee pursuant to this section, except for vehicles with a declared gross weight of greater than twenty-six thousand pounds upon which registration fees are imposed by Subsection B of this section.

H. Three percent of registration fees of trucks having from twenty-six thousand one pounds to forty-eight thousand pounds declared gross vehicle weight is to be transferred to the recycling and illegal dumping fund pursuant to the provisions of Section 66-6-23 NMSA 1978.

I. Three and seventy-five hundredths percent of registration fees of trucks in excess of forty-eight thousand pounds declared gross vehicle weight is to be transferred to the recycling and illegal dumping fund pursuant to the provisions of Section 66-6-23 NMSA 1978.

History: 1953 Comp., § 64-6-4, enacted by Laws 1978, ch. 35, § 339; 1987, ch. 347, § 19; 1994, ch. 117, § 20; 1994, ch. 126, § 20; 2003, ch. 270, § 3; 2003 (1st S.S.), ch. 3, § 14; 2007, ch. 319, § 51.

ANNOTATIONS

Cross references. — For general definitions applicable to this section, see 66-1-4 to 66-1-4.20 NMSA 1978.

For the recycling and illegal dumping fund, see 74-13-19 NMSA 1978.

The 2007 amendment, effective June 15, 2007, changed "combination gross vehicle weight" to "gross combination vehicle weight" and changed the "tire recycling fund" to the "recycling and illegal dumping fund".

The 2003 (1st S.S.) amendment, effective March 1, 2004, increased each of the fees in Subsection B by approximately one-third, and substituted "a" for "any" preceding "vehicle owned" in the second sentence of Subsection F, "three" for "four" at the beginning of Subsection H, and "three and seventy-five hundredths" for "five" at the beginning of Subsection I.

The 2003 amendment, effective July 1, 2003, in Subsection A, inserted "division" following "motor vehicle" near the beginning, and substituted "division of the department of public safety" for "divisions" following "motor transportation" near the middle; substituted "one dollar fifty cents ($1.50)" for "one dollar ($1.00)" following "tire recycling fee of" near the middle of Subsection G; and deleted "a declared gross weight" following "trucks having" near the beginning of Subsection H.

The 1994 amendment, effective March 8, 1994, in Subsection B, in the column titled "Fees," substituted in the last two lines "88.50" and "129.50" for "85" and "123," respectively; and added Subsections G, H and I.

Duplicate amendments. — Laws 1994, ch. 117, § 20 and Laws 1994, ch. 126, § 20 enacted identical amendments to 66-6-4 NMSA 1978, effective March 8, 1994. The section was set out as amended by Laws 1994, ch. 126, § 20. See 12-1-8 NMSA 1978.

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 to 145.

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