The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale Form is used when you are planing to sell or purchase a Motor Vehicle in the State of New Mexico, the Bill of Sale document is an important document as it contains information about the sale and the vehicle and safeguards the interest of both the buyer and the seller. It can also be beneficial as a legal document if any dispute arises after the sale.
The New Mexico uses a plate-to-owner procedure and when the owner plans to sell the vehicle and is in the procedure of selling the vehicle he has to remove the old licence plate and has 30 days in which he can assign the licence plate to a new vehicle or take it to a New Mexico MVD office for disposal or return them to the state of issuance for cancellation.
If you have any questions regarding the transfer procedures or any other doubts regarding the titling and registering a vehicle you may contact your local Motor Vehicle Division field office.
Text version of this Form
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MVD – 10009 STATE OF NEW MEXICO – TAXATION & REVENUE DEPARTMENT
REV. 05/12 MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION
ANY ALTERATIONS OR
ERASURES WILL VOID Bill of Sale
BEFORE FILLING OUT FORM CAREFULLY READ INSTRUCTIONS ON REVERSE SIDE
Exact Sale Amount:
VEHICLE OR VESSEL INFORMATION
Year Make Model Body Type (series)
Engine Number (if Applicable) Vehicle or Hull Identification (Serial) Number License Plate or Vessel Registration Number
State Overall Vessel Length Vessel Beam Width Vessel Transom Depth
FT. IN. FT. IN. FT. IN.
VEHICLE ODOMETER DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Federal and State Law Requires the Transferor (Seller) of a Vehicle to State the Odometer Mileage Upon Transfer of Ownership. Anyone Convicted
of a Fraudulent Odometer Statement Will be Subject to Fines and/or Imprisonment.
I (we) hereby certify that the ODOMETER READING of the vehicle described above is:_______________________________________ (no tenths) miles
and that to the best of my knowledge stated mileage is (check one of the following):
THE ACTUAL MILEAGE IN EXCESS OF WARNING!
MILEAGE (AM)* MECHANICAL LIMITS (EL)* NOT THE ACTUAL MILEAGE
* = Mileage Codes ODOMETER DISCREPANCY (NM)*
Printed Name Signature X
Printed Name Signature X
SELLER MUST REMOVE PLATE BEFORE TRANSFERRING OWNERSHIP OF THIS VEHICLE
NOTE: The Division Is Not Responsible For False Or Fraudulent Statements Made In Connection With This Transfer
Of Ownership Or Held Liable For Recording Errors.
DEALERSHIP NAME type or print Dealer License Number
LIENHOLDER’S NAME(S) type or print Lienholder Number (if any)
Address File Date
City, State, Zip Code Maturity Date
SELLER’S NAME(S) IF PRIVATE SALE Date
type of print
City, State, Zip Code
For the Exact Amount Indicated, I (We) Hereby Sell, Transfer and Convey the Vehicle or Vessel Described Above, Warrant It to be Free of
Any Liens or Encumbrances and Certify that All Information Given is True and Correct to the Best of My (Our) Knowledge.
First Seller’s Signature Second Seller’s Signature (if Joint Ownership)
BUYER’S NAME(S) IMPORTANT:
type or print There is an Additional
Address Statutory Fee for Failure
by Purchaser to Apply for
City, State, Zip Code Transfer Within 30 Days
from Date of Sale.
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1. This form MVD-10009 Bill of Sale is needed if all required information on the form MVD-10030 Cer-
tificate of Title and/or form MVD-10032 Boat Certificate of Title is not complete (to include the purchase
price, odometer disclosure statement and the assignment to the buyer by the seller including all required
signatures) or if the assignment by owner and all reassignments by Dealer (for use by Dealers only) have
been used or completed.
2. Seller must then remove the vehicle’s New Mexico license plate (if applicable) under Plate-to-Owner pro-
cedures. New Mexico uses a Plate-to-Owner procedure for transferring ownership of vehicles. Under this
procedure plates are assigned to the owner (seller) rather than the vehicle. When disposing of a vehicle, the
license plate must be removed by the seller before delivery is made to the purchaser. The seller then has
thirty (30) days in which to register the removed plate with another vehicle of the same class or return it to
a local MVD field office for cancellation. If the vehicle has an out-of-state license plate, it is recommended
that the seller remove the license plate(s) and either take them to a New Mexico MVD office for disposal
or return them to the state of issuance for cancellation.
3. Buyer must take the completed form MVD-10009 Bill of Sale, the form MVD-10030 Certificate of Title
and/or form MVD-10032 Boat Certificate of Title and/or other ownership documents to a local Motor
Vehicle Division field office to have the vehicle or vessel titled and registered in his/her name(s). If the
titling certificate is from another state or if the vehicle or vessel has never been titled in any state, the vehicle
itself must be taken to the MVD field office for visual inspection.
4. Buyer must title the vehicle or vessel before it can be sold again.
5. The owner has the responsibility and is on continual and permanent notice of the need to renew by the
expiration date indicated on the vehicle license plate sticker and Certificate of Registration or the vessel
validation decal and Certificate of Number. Failure to renew by the deadline may result in a penalty.
6. By law the Motor Vehicle Division must be notified within ten days of any address change for all vehicles
owned and your driver license. Obtain form MVD-10284 Change of Address Request from your local MVD
field office or on the internet at:
1. There is a penalty fee for not titling and registering vehicles or vessels within 30 days.
2. There is an additional penalty if the unregistered vehicle is driven on New Mexico roads.
3. There is an excise tax penalty if the vehicle or vessel is not titled within 90 days.
If you have any questions regarding titling and registering vehicles or vessels in
New Mexico, please contact a local Motor Vehicle Division field office. For a list of
MVD offices and locations go to: