How To Sell My Car In New Mexico

How To Sell My Car In New Mexico

If you want to sell your car in New Mexico to a private party, there are some state-specific rules to follow. This guide will take you through the steps.

Step 1 - Gather Documents

Certificate of Title

Complete the back of the certificate.

  • Buyer name and address.
  • Selling price.
  • Date of sale.
  • Odometer reading.
  • Signatures of you and the buyer.

If it doesn’t have an assignment of title section you’ll need to complete one of these documents:

Your PrivateAuto listing includes New Mexico forms you can complete and sign straight from the app.

Bill of Sale

New Mexico law doesn’t require a bill of sale unless the title lacks an assignment of title area. But it’s still a good idea for you and the buyer to have copies of one. It can help you both if any legal or tax issues come up.

Vehicle History Report

Show that you’re a trustworthy seller with a vehicle history report. We recommend AutoCheck, the report with the best value.

Step 2 - Arrange a Test Drive

PrivateAuto gives you access to the test drive scheduling tool. Pick a place to meet your buyer and select days and times you’re available.

Step 3 - Complete the Deal

Remove the license plates before you hand over the title and keys. You can transfer them to another car you own within 30 days.


When you sell your car with PrivateAuto, you get dealer-quality services in the palm of your hand.

  • List for free until sold.
  • Convenient inspection and test drive schedulers.
  • State-specific documents you can fill out and sign right on the platform.