New Mexico


Driver licensing agency
contact information
New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department
Motor Vehicle Division
PO Box 1028
Joseph Montoya Building
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1028
www.state.nm.us
888 683-4636
Licensing Requirements
Visual acuity





Visual fields


Color vision requirement
Restricted licenses
Each eye with/without correction
Both eyes with/without correction
If one eye blind—other with/without correction
Absolute visual acuity minimum

Are bioptic telescopes allowed?
Minimum field requirement

Visual field testing device
None
Available
20/40
20/40
20/40
20/80 in better eye with
restrictions.
No
120˚ external and 30˚ nasal field of one eye
Not specified
Licensing Renewal Procedures
Standard



Age-based renewal procedures
Length of license validation
Vision testing required at time of renewal?
Written test required?
Road test required?
Drivers may not apply for 8-year renewal if they will turn 75 during the last 4 years of the 8 year period. At age 75, the renewal interval decreases to 1 year.
4 or 8 years
Yes
May be required
May be required
Reporting Procedures
Physician/medical reporting
Immunity
Legal protection
DMV follow-up


Other reporting
Anonymity
Yes (not specified)
Yes
Yes
Driver is informed by mail that his/her license will be cancelled in 30 days unless he/she submits a medical report stating that he/she is medically fit to drive. If a report is not submitted, the license will be cancelled.
Will accept information from courts, other DMVs, police, and family members.
Not anonymous or confidential.
Medical Advisory Board
Role of the MAB


MAB contact information
The MAB reviews the periodic medical updates that are required for drivers with specific medical conditions (eg epilepsy, diabetes, certain heart conditions). The DMV learns of these conditions through questions asked on the application.
New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department
Motor Vehicle Division
Driver Services
PO Box 1028
Joseph Montoya Building
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1028
505 827-2241


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