MVD MOTORCYCLE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS

There are three types of motorcycle licenses in New Mexico:

New Class M 13+ License New Class M 15+ License New Class M 18+ License
  • Required to be 13 years of age or older
  • Completion of a Motorcycle Safety Course (Basic Rider Course) is required
  • Motorcycles must be under 100cc
  • Need a parent or guardian’s signature
  • Must wear a helmet
  • No passengers are allowed
  • License will have Y or Z endorsement ONLY
  • Required to be 15 years of age or older
  • Completion of Motorcycle Safety Course (Basic Rider Course) is required
  • Motorcycle license exam is waived with completion of the Motorcycle Safety Course
  • Need a parent or guardian’s signature
  • Must wear a helmet
  • An instruction permit with a motorcycle endorsement may not carry a passenger while operating a motorcycle.
  • Will receive a license with W, Y, or Z endorsement (endorsement may be added to a Permit, Provisional or Driver’s License)
  • Required to be 18 years of age or older
  • Required to take a written motorcycle license exam and a road test on a motorcycle the size of the sought endorsement (exam waived with completion of Motorcycle Safety Course—Basic Rider Course)
  • Will receive a motorcycle license with W, Y or Z endorsement or W, Y or Z endorsement may be added to driver’s license based on size of motorcycle used to complete test

Please note that any proofs of residency must be original and not older than 90 days. Any documents for proof of residency over 90 days old will not be accepted.

Once you have completed the required course work, bring all proofs of completion to MVD Express along with:
  • Original State-Issued Birth Certificate or Certified Copy
  • Social Security card
  • 2 proofs of residency (P.O. boxes are not allowed)
  • A parent or guardian (if their signature is required)
  • Proof that you have completed any required course work or taken the motorcycle license exam
  • Eyeglasses or contacts for the vision test (if you need them)

Motorcycle licenses are $18 or a four-year license and $34 for an eight-year license.

MVD EXPRESS—THE PLACE FOR YOUR MVD MOTORCYCLE LICENSE NEEDS

If you’re wondering where to get a motorcycle license, look no further than MVD Express. We are here to meet all of your motorcycle licensing needs with knowledgeable, helpful and fast service so that you can Get In, Get Out and Get Going!

Call us at (505) 218-7448
or in Las Cruces at (575) 200-1224.

MVD Express is proud to serve New Mexico with locations in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and Las Cruces.