VIN Inspection


A VIN inspection is required for vehicles coming to New Mexico from another state.

All used vehicles with titles from any state other than New Mexico, being registered and titled in New Mexico, shall be visually inspected by a certified VIN inspector to verify that the vehicle identification number on the Certificate of Title corresponds with the vehicle. For out-of-state vehicles, VIN inspections need to be completed on a New Mexico VIN form. The VIN inspector needs to have the customer name, driver’s license number, date of birth, the customer’s address, vehicle year, make, model, vehicle type, VIN, Nader, and odometer reading. On certain occasions, the State of New Mexico MVD will authorize the use of out-of-state Vin inspection forms. This process will have to be approved by the State MVD. We recommend that you contact the State MVD and verify that your circumstance qualifies for this exception. MVD Now does not have the authority to make that decision.

For motorcycles, the VIN and Nader must be on the form. A motorcycle with a VIN and Nader does not require the engine number if it is not accessible.

VIN inspections will expire after 90 days if not used for a title transaction.