At MVD Express, we proudly provide you with a variety of MVD services that you can count on. Whether you’re in need of a title transfer, plate renewal, or you need to get a New Mexico driver’s license, MVD Express is here to help! If you’re a new resident or you’ve recently purchased a new vehicle, one of the first things that you will need to do is register your vehicle and receive New Mexico license plates. While some people are fine with random numbers and letters on their license plates, others may want to add a personal touch with a unique message. No matter what the case may be, you can find the friendly and convenient service you need when you visit one of our 10 locations in New Mexico — call today!

Express yourself through a vanity license plate!

We know that you just can’t wait to tell the entire world about the fact that you’re AW3SOM3 or that you are a proud owner of a N3WCAR1.

If you want to get a personalized vanity license plate for your New Mexico car, our friendly customer service agents are happy to help!

Requirements for a Vanity Plate

Although we want you to be able to get a vanity plate that reflects who you are (or who you want to be), the state has a few requirements to follow. In order to get your vanity plate approved, it must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • For both motorcycles and passenger vehicles, license plates must contain between one and seven characters.
  • The characters you can use include:
    • Spaces
    • Letters and numbers
    • Apostrophes and dashes
    • Zia symbol
  • Your plate cannot use profane or offensive language
  • Your plate cannot be a duplicate of a plate that is already in use.

If you decide to personalize your license plate, you must pay a fee of $17 in addition to your original registration fee, as well as the MVD Express convenience fee.

Vanity plates are only available in the centennial license plate design and the prestige plate design. Generally, your vanity place can take between eight and 10 weeks to process. In the meantime, you will be assigned a temporary license plate for your vehicle while you wait.

Types of New Mexico Plates

As we mentioned above, vanity plates are only available with the centennial and prestige plates. However, there are a variety of other plates available if you are willing to have a license plate with standard characters. These license plate options include:

  • Organization and special cause plates – these plates allow you to show your support for a variety of non-profit organizations and causes that may be near and dear to your heart. A portion of the fee for these plates goes to the cause.
  • Collegiate plates – show your support for your alma mater with a unique license plate!
  • Military Honor plates – these plates are available for those who are veterans or currently on active duty.
  • Antique plates – the Horseless Carriage plate is a special plate that is designed for antique vehicles and can only be used on vehicles that are more than 35 years old.

Need to Get New Mexico Plates?

If you need to register your vehicle and receive New Mexico license plates, then MVD Express is here to help! We offer fast, friendly service, and we can provide you with all of the MVD services that you need. Check out our website to learn more, and give us a call to schedule your appointment today!

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