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Registration and title fees


Fees effective March 1, 2014


Basic automobile registration fees


Weight Class Model Weight
Fee
1
1970 or older Under 2,700 lbs.
$35.50
2
1970 or older 2,700 lbs. - 3,800 lbs.
$44.50
3
1970 or older Over 3,800 lbs.
$65.50
4
1971 – 1979 Under 2,700 lbs.
$38.50
5
1971 – 1979 2,700 lbs. - 3,800 lbs.
$49.50
6
1971 – 1979 Over 3,800 lbs.
$72.50
7
older than 2 years Under 3,500 lbs.
$46.50
7
within 2 years Under 3,500 lbs.
$59.00
8
older than 2 years Over 3,500 lbs.
$71.50
8
within 2 years Over 3,500 lbs.
$84.00
9
older than 2 years Commuter Van**
$71.50
9
within 2 years Commuter Van**
$84.00



NOTE: The fees for senior citizens 65 and older and Person(s) with a disability are $7 less than those stated in all PASSENGER vehicle categories if you own or lease the vehicle. This reduction does NOT apply to boat registrations.

All passenger vehicles or non-commercial trucks registered to recipients of the following programs are eligible for discounted registration fees:

  • Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Lifeline


**A commuter van is defined as a motor vehicle with a seating capacity of at least eight passengers that transports them on a daily commute to and from work. It may also be operated for personal use.

*The weight class of the vehicle is determined by information contained in the manufacturer's statement of origin (If not defined here, the following resources will be used):
  • The application for renewal of registration
  • The Branham Reference Book
  • MVC's weight class manual
If the manufacturer's shipping weight is disputable or unavailable, the applicant may be required to have the car weighed on a certified scale under Title 39:3-8. This weight will be considered the manufacturer's shipping weight.

Customer should be advised to have weight on the title corrected by contacting:

Motor Vehicle Commission
P.O. Box 141
225 East State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08666-0141


Other non-commercial motor vehicles (including recreational)

Code Vehicle Fee
Code 22 Private Utility or House Type Semi-trailer*:
2000 lbs. or less
Over 2000 lbs.
*Note: Trailer registrations are due for renewal in March. All registrations are issued with a March 31 expiration date regardless of the month of purchase

$18.00
$23.00
Code 25 Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs) $46.50 (initial)
$34.00 (two model years or older)   
Code 53 Motorcycle (pleasure)- effective 7/6/09
$65
Code 61 Motorized bicycle (moped) $15.00
Code 64 Historic Vehicle $44.00
$74 (courtesy)
$94 (personalized)
Code 81 Boat (pleasure) See chart below
Code 87 Snowmobile (Resident) $24.00
Code 88 Snowmobile (Non-Resident) $28.00
Code 89 ATV (Resident) $34.00
Code 90 ATV (Non-Resident) $38.00
Code 91 Dirt Bike (Resident) $34.00
Code 92 Dirt Bike (Non-Resident) $38.00


Motor home or station wagon
The fee is based upon the vehicle's passenger weight class and model year.


Non-commercial trucks

The fee is based on the vehicle's gross weight.


Boats

Non-commercial boat fees

Boat length (pleasure) Fee
Less than 16 feet $12.00
16 Feet but less than 26 feet $28.00
26 feet but less than 40 feet $52.00
40 feet but less than 65 feet $80.00
65 feet or more $250.00
Duplicate registration $5.00


Commercial boat registration fees
Codes 82 – 85:
  • 82 – Limousine Boats
  • 83 – Dealer Boats
  • 84 – Manufacturer Boats
  • 85 – Commercial Boats
Boat length (commercial) Fee
Less than 16 Feet $13.00
Between 16 ft & 26 ft $29.00
Between 26 ft & 40 ft $53.00
Between 40 ft & 65 ft $81.00
65 ft and Greater $251.00



Registration transfer fee
$4.50, plus any prorated increase in the registration fee due to a change in weight class

Online registration renewal
The Motor Vehicle Commission has waived the online convenience fee to process this transaction.


Transfer of ownership
Transfer of the title is $60 (or $85 with a lien)


Fees for duplicate or a replacement of original registration documentation

  • $5 for one-year passenger or commercial registrations
  • $5 for the last year of a Four-Year Accelerated Registration
Or
  • $11 anytime during the first three years of a four-year accelerated registration term

Registration discounts- PAAD, SSI and Lifeline
All passenger vehicles or non-commercial trucks registered to recipients of the following programs are eligible for discounted registration fees:
  • Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Lifeline
To claim the exemption, present a copy of your current PAAD card, SSI card or proof of Lifeline eligibility. The card must be in the name of the vehicle owner. If you need additional information, please call the PAAD toll free hotline at 1-800-792-9745.