Vehicle Registration Renewal

You will receive a registration renewal notice in the mail three months before your current registration expires. There are three ways to renew your annual vehicle registration:

Same-Day Online Renewal

You can renew your registration online. Once you have completed the process, your registration renewal is effective immediately. Check the List of eligible codes for online renewal

Renewing in-person

If you are ineligible to renew online, you must make an appointment to renew your registration.
  • Registration Renewal Notice or Vehicle Identification Number
  • Your insurance card or company name and policy number
  • License plate number
  • Proof of ID (Driver license or other primary ID document. See 6 Points of ID for more information). Read more about the 6 Points of ID.
  • Power of Attorney if renewing a registration for someone else
  • The amount due indicated in your renewal notice. You can pay by cash, money order, checks (payable to NJMVC), credit or debit card
  • Completed Application for Vehicle Registration (Form BA-49)
  • Schedule an Appointment
  • Complete the Registration Renewal document, front and back (if not completed at home).
  • Pay the fee and show the above documents at the designated registration window.

Renewing by mail

  • Completed Registration Renewal Notice. Both front and back must be filled out.
  • Return envelope provided along with the notice.
  • Check or money order (payable to NJMVC) for the amount due as indicated in your renewal notice.
  • Insert the check or money order (payable to NJMVC) for the amount indicated in the return envelope provided with your notice.
  • Ensure the address can be seen through the envelope window.

Lost your renewal notice?

If you lost your renewal notice and PIN, and you are still within your renewal time window, you will still be able to renew your registration online. – Just click on “Help! I lost my PIN!” and you can request a new PIN.


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