New Mexico License Plates FAQ

How can I get a New Mexico driver's license?

If you are a first-time New Mexico licensee between the ages of 18 and 24, you must complete the "None for the Road" self-study DWI Awareness Class. Take your certificate of completion and other required identification to any MVD Field Office to apply for your license once you have completed the None for the Road training.

Who must take the None for the Road course?

If you are applying for your first New Mexico driver's license and are 18 to 24 years old or are 25 or older and have been convicted of DWI, this course is mandatory.

How do I enroll in a None for the Road class?

A class application and information on the class are accessible online or by calling (505) 277-0051 (Albuquerque and neighboring areas) or toll-free at (877) 663-7465. Monday through Friday, the hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What should I bring to the Motor Vehicle Division Field Office to obtain my first New Mexico driver’s license?

You must present proof of identification number, proof of identity, and two proofs of New Mexico residency to get a non-commercial driver’s license or identification card.

What tests are required to obtain a driver's license in New Mexico?

To obtain a New Mexico driver’s license you should pass an Eye Test, Written Test, and a Road Test.

How much is the driver's license?

The initial licensure fee is $18 for a one-year permit and $34 for a two-year permit. However, people who are 75 years or older should renew their license every year.

Can I change the name of my driver’s license?

Yes, you can. Submit an application bringing the original or certified copies of these documents
Marriage License
Court Order
Divorce Decree, if available
Birth Certificate

Is there anything I need to bring with me to renew my New Mexico driver's license or ID card?

No, if you are renewing the same type of license (REAL ID or Non REAL ID) that was granted after November 15, 2016. However, you must relinquish your existing NM license to obtain your renewal license.

How do I find out if my driving record is correct?

Contact the local Motor Vehicle Division and request the driving records.