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The New Mexico Weight Distance Permit

If your trucking business leads you across the Land of Enchantment, then you may need to acquire a New Mexico Weight Distance Permit. This is required for every vehicle with a gross weight of more than 26,000 pounds for both interstate and intrastate travel in New Mexico.

The permit helps satisfy the Weight Distance Tax that every operator, owner, and registrant of a commercial vehicle is subject to on New Mexico highways and byways. In other words, if your truck is big and it drives in New Mexico, you’re going to want to read all about the New Mexico Weight Distance Permit.

WDT – Weight Distance tax

New Mexico imposes a weight-distance tax on all commercial vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds. This tax charges drivers based on both the weight of their vehicle and the distance they travel within the state.

Temporary Trip Tax

If you’re just passing through New Mexico the one time you’ll still need to pay your taxes. This is in the form of a Trip Tax. If your vehicle meets the requirements for the Weight Distance Tax but you’re only planning on passing through the one time, we can set you up for a Temporary Trip Tax Permit, today.


Payments and Deadlines

Quarterly Reporting
Due Date
January 1 st – March 31 st
Apr 30 th
April 1 st – June 30 th
Jul 31 st
July 1 st – September 30 th
Oct 31 st
October 1 st – December 31 st
Jan 31 st (Following Year)

New Mexico’s taxes for the Weight and Distance Permits and the Trip Tax are calculated in various ways. The tax comes from the sum of the miles traveled on New Mexico roads multiplied by the specific rate determined by the gross weight of the vehicle. Essentially, the heavier the vehicle and the more miles traveled, the more expensive the tax will be.

After you initially obtain your permit, taxes must be paid every quarter for the Weight and Distance Permit. The permit itself is valid through December 31st of each year. Every year you are required to renew your permit to stay in good standing with the state.


Permit Professionals Here to Help

Here at New Mexico Weight Distance, we understand that the time you spend outside of your truck is valuable to you. The last thing you want to do is worry about tax forms and permit restrictions. Let our knowledgeable team take care of everything for you. We take out the guesswork and make sure your company has the proper registration. If there are any issues, questions, or concerns throughout the process, our dedicated team can offer live support for anything you need along the way.

With a full team of industry experts ready to help at a moment’s notice, truck drivers and operators save time and money when they file with us. Don’t let your company be caught without proper permits. We can assure you a swift and easy permitting process and stay up-to-date on renewals so you don’t have to.

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Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Who needs a New Mexico Weight Distance Permit?

Anyone who owns, operates, or registers, a commercial truck that is more than 26,000 pounds and travels through New Mexico. This is for both interstate and intrastate travel.

How long does it take to get my New Mexico Weight Distance Permit?

Times vary depending on department liasons. In most cases, we can get you your New Mexico Weight Distance Permit in as little as a day!

How is the Weight Distance Tax calculated?

The Weight Distance Tax is calculated from a few factors, but mileage is the most important part. The official total is calculated by multiplying the total number of miles traveled within New Mexico and multiplying that number by the tax rate. The tax rate varies depending on the weight of the vehicle.

What if I fail to get a New Mexico Weight Distance Permit?

If you fail to pay these taxes, you could face serious fines and penalties. These penalties could mean a suspension of work in the state or even imprisonment. Even if you’re just passing through New Mexico once, you’ll still need to pay a “Trip Tax.” This tax occurs every time your vehicle enters and exits the state. You’ll know which option is best for your business, but either way, you’re going to have to pay one of them if you plan to use the roads in New Mexico.

How do I get my New Mexico Weight Distance permit?

The process is quick and easy with New Mexico Weight Distance. Just fill out the form and input your information. We go through the tax rates and documentation so you don’t have to. Get your permit in as little as a day, today!

Is the New Mexico Weight Distance Permit the Same as the IRP?

Unfortunately, no. The New Mexico Weight Distance Permit is only specific to the state of New Mexico. The IRP covers all jurisdictions of the United States and Canada. They are separate tax permits and must be obtained, filed, and paid separately. Learn More About the IRP HERE

Is the New Mexico Weight Distance Permit the Same as the IFTA?

No. The IFTA is an international agreement between the United States and Canada. The New Mexico Weight Distance is only specific to the state of New Mexico. They are separate tax permits and must be obtained, filed, and paid separately. Learn More About the IFTA HERE.

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