MVD New Mexico USED to Send Registration Renewal via Snail Mail


We just got hit with a 10  dollar late fee by the Motor Vehicle Division in the great state of New Mexico. Our tags expired in February. We renewed March 1 and got NAILED with a $10 late penalty. NM is maybe the poorest state in the USA, but this smacks of desperation.

In previous years, we have always received tag/sticker renewal via USPS with plenty of the lead time to renew, but NOT this year!  I guess poverty stricken NM cannot afford bulk postage rates!

Also, as you can see in the screenshot of MyMVD Online Services, one is required to input a donation value for the Veteran’s and Children’s eyesight fund. The system will NOT let you checkout and pay for your new Tag renewal stickers unless you enter the amount of your donation to both funds.

We all have heard of small town speed traps to generate scarce revenue. This is New Mexico’s version of a vehicle registration renewal trap.


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  1. We were not able to renew our vehicle registration at MVD New Mexico. It insisted on updating our phone number and email which was never required. MyMVD Online displayed the input fields, but we could NOT input phone number or email. Oh well, they will have to mail us the registration notice and waive any late fees since we do NOT do snail mail. These state entities never have qualified IT personnel. We didn’t call them as that is the phone version of waiting in line at physical MVD. They probably would blame it on wrong version of Chrome Browser.

    1. We are thinking about filing lawsuit against New Mexico MVD for their dysfunctional website that would NOT allow us to renew our vehicle registration online! It asked for phone number, but their crappy system would let us enter phone number. We waited around for them to fix it, but they never did and I got pulled over by cop in Roswell NM and have to pay a fine now. Please reply if this happened to you. Taxpayer dollars are spent on maintaining their piece of crap website that is NOT WORKING.

      1. The article by editor Jeff Tucker of RDR regarding “systems down, unable to process any transactions” posting outside the motor vehicle division in Roswell pours salt in wounds of publicly criticized MVD. This was happening despite Ben Cloutier saying it was open and operating just fine!

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