Motor Vehicle Department

artesiamvd (JPG)

  • VIN inspections are conducted for vehicles with out-of-state titles or for VIN corrections.
  • VIN inspections are NOT conducted during bad weather conditions.

  •  KIOSKS are available for regular and commercial driver license exams and "None for the Road" exams.
STUDY MANUALS to pass the knowledge tests are available here: (no printed manuals).
FIRST TIME LICENSE HOLDERS in New Mexico ages 18-24 must take the "None for the Road" DWI awareness exam. To take the exam you must bring in the confirmation page with verification number from here:   

(No cell phones  or audio devices allowed at Kiosk testing area)

Road Test -

  • Road tests are only conducted in good weather conditions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30 am-10:30 am AND 1:30 pm-2:30 pm. 
  • Written exams must have been taken before Road Test is administered.
  • Bring current vehicle insurance card and current registration.
  • Vehicle horn, signals, brakes, seat belts, mirrors, doors must be in operation and no broken windshields or windows for safety purposes.
  • COVID-19 procedures to be followed.
  • Registered owner's signature required for No-Fault Damages Statement.

Motor Cycle Road Test -

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 575-746-1323 Option 2

  • Road tests are conducted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning at 8:00 am.
  • Written exams must have been taken before Road Test is administered.
  • Bring motor cycle's current insurance card and current registration.
  • Motor cycle horn, signals, brakes, mirrors must be operation with no broken windshields or broken windows for safety purposes. 
Motor Cycle Driver's Education Course 
CALL 1-877-667-8880.

Method of Payments Acceptable 
IN THE OFFICE:  cashier checks, money orders, credit cards or cash.

MAILED:  Documents that are from Dealerships and Financial Institutions- 
1. Only cashier's check or money order made to New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division
2. A separate $7 service fee cashier's check or money order made to "Eddy County".

Elderly and Mobility Impaired Customers
Appointments can be made for no waiting in line by calling (575)746-1323 Option 2.


For any Commercial Driver License (CDL) questions, please contact:
CDL - Hazmat Fingerprints contact: or call 1-855-347-8371
For any New Mexico MVD DWI Unit questions, please contact:

To receive an "interlock driver's license," you must contact DWI unit first by email to get authorization for the MVD to issue the license.