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Governor Susana Martinez Announces More Than 2,000 ‘Chile Capital Of The World’ License Plates Issued

on July 16, 2017 - 8:53am
The ‘Chile Capital of the World’ License Plate. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that more than 2,000 Chile Capital of the World” license plates have now been issued.
The plates are available at all MVD offices and online. The license plate declares New Mexico as the “Chile Capital of the World”, reflecting New Mexico’s status as the world leader in chile quality and production. 
“We have the best chile in the world – period; whether you’re going for red, green or Christmas, you can’t go wrong with New Mexico chile,” Martinez said. “And while I enjoy a little friendly competition with our neighbors to the north, I think we all know that there’s only one chile capital of the world: New Mexico.” 
The Chile license plate is being launched as a standard plate and will require no additional fees on registration – unlike a specialty plate, which would require an additional fee of $35. For drivers with a current registration who choose to switch to the Chile License Plate, a $17 in-office or $7.75 online replacement fee is required. Drivers with specialty plates can switch to the Chile license plate for $ 7.75 online or $5 in an office. Online orders will be mailed to customers in 5-7 business days.
“We’re proud to launch a new plate that shows the pride New Mexico has in its unique culture,” MVD Director Will Duran said. “This plate lets the rest of the world know that New Mexico is the Chile Capital of the World.”
To order your new chile license plate, visit the Motor Vehicle Division online at or visit your local MVD field office.