What is a New Mexico Weight Distance Permit? A New Mexico Weight Distance Permit allows commercial vehicles to utilize New Mexico highways. New Mexico imposes a Weight Distance Tax on motor carriers operating motor vehicles which weigh 26,001 - 80,000 pounds on New Mexico State Public highways. The tax is computed based on mileage traveled by commercial vehicles on New Mexico highways at a rate determined by the weight of the vehicle. The tax for Weight Distance is considerably less per mile than the Trip Tax (Single Trip Permits). If you travel through New Mexico, it is generally to your advantage to obtain a Weight Distance Permit. If you don't have a permit, be sure to get a Single Trip Permit each time you enter the state.
How do I get a New Mexico Weight Distance Permit?
Companies must register and apply each year for a New Mexico Weight Distance Tax Electronic Permit for each vehicle. To register click here to go directly to the State if New Mexico's online E-Filing Service.