Vehicle Registration

If you purchase a vehicle from a dealership in New Jersey, that dealership will handle your registration and title work for you.

If you purchase a used vehicle from an individual owner, dealership or auction, or transfer a vehicle into New Jersey, you are required to register that vehicle at a New Jersey motor vehicle agency. If you purchase a vehicle with no financing, the dealership may give you the title paperwork to be filed and transferred along with new registration.
Schedule an appointment for a New Title or Registration

Other documents you might need:

If the purchaser is a company or business:

  • Motor Vehicle Commission EIN (Entity Identification Number)

If purchased at auction, and the vehicle is non-titled:

  • Last previously issued registration document
  • Notarized bill of sale
  • Pencil tracing or photograph of the VIN plate

If transferred from a state that issues titles, but the title has no NJ Dealer Tax Stamp:

  • A purchase order.

If transferred from a state that doesn’t issue titles:

  • Pencil tracing or photo of the VIN
  • Notarized statement from the seller that must include year manufactured, make, VIN, and selling price.
  • Last vehicle registration card from the seller.

Titling fee

  • $60 standard
  • $85 for financed vehicle with one lien
  • $110 for a financed vehicle with two liens.

Registration fee

  • Payment fee for registration will vary depending on the type of vehicle. License plates are included.
  • New vehicles that have never been titled will receive a four-year registration.  Leased vehicles will receive a registration according to the length of your lease. Click here to calculate the approximate registration fee.  NJMVC | Reg Fee Calc (

Sales tax fee

  • Payment for the sales tax fee. If you need assistance with calculating the tax, please call the New Jersey Division of Taxation at 609-984-6206.
Payment may be made by credit card, check (payable to NJMVC), money order, or cash.

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