New Mexico Boating Information
Registration Questions:(888) 683-4636
Boating Registration Website:
State Tax Department Website:
Registration Grace Period (Days):90 days
Boat Sales & Use Tax Rate:5.125%
Credit For Tax Paid In Another State:Yes
State Decal Required For Documented Vessel:Yes
Boat Titles Issued:Yes
Boating Law Administrator(505)476-3359
Maximum Speed Limit:Posted Speed Limit
Maximum Dimensions For Trailer:48' L 8' W x 14.6' H
Maximum Overall Length with Vehicle & Trailer:75', 65' on restricted roadways
Minimum Weight Requiring Separate Trailer Brakes:3,000 lbs.
Trailer Equipment Requirements:
Safety Chains:Yes
Brake Lights:Yes
Clearance Lights:Yes
License Light:Yes
Turn Signals:Yes
Breakaway Breaks:Yes
Two Trailers:Yes, but with restriction 28'6" max for each trailer
Oversize-Overweight Permit Office:(505) 476-2475 opt 1

For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at