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Historic and street rod

To be considered a historic vehicle, the vehicle must be at least 25 years old and only used for exhibition and educational purposes by the owner. Historic plates can be purchased for $44.

Owners of modified antique automobiles manufactured before 1949 that are registered in a New Jersey street rod club or an affiliate of the National Street Rod Association Inc. may apply for a Street Rod plate for $15.

Historic registration guide with sample photos
Download a copy of the historic registration guide [pdf] - including sample photos - to learn more about historic vehicle registration.

Note: Photos may be printed and submitted on plain paper providing they are clear and the vehicle is visible.

Plate Type Assigned Series Bottom Rim
Historic QQ1000-QQ99999 (current) Historic
     
Street Rod R1000-R9999
Street Rod

To purchase Historic plates in-person at select agencies
For your convenience, standard Historic plates - except motorcycles - may be purchased in-person at select motor vehicle locations:
  • Complete Application for Historic Vehicle Registration [pdf, Form SP-121]
  • Visit select motor vehicle agencies in:
    • Eatontown
    • Flemington
    • Manahawkin
    • North Bergen
    • Runnemede
    • Salem
    • Somerville
    • Washington
  • Bring two color photographs (can be printed on plain paper) of the vehicle: front view and side view (right or left)
  • Bring a copy of your vehicle's New Jersey title
  • Pay $44 fee

To purchase Historic plates by mail- standard, motorcycle or personalized
Standard, motorcycle or personalized Historic plates are available by mail from the Special Plate Unit in Trenton.

To purchase standard Historic plates by mail:
  • Complete Application for Historic Vehicle Registration [pdf, Form SP-21]
  • Enclose two clear color photographs (can be printed on plain paper) of your vehicle: front view and side view (right or left)
  • Enclose a copy of your New Jersey vehicle title
  • Enclose $44 check or money order payable to NJMVC
  • Mail to the address listed on the form: NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, Special Plate Unit, 225 East State Street, P.O. Box 015, Trenton, NJ 08666-0015
To purchase motorcycle plates by mail:
  • Complete Application for Historic Vehicle Registration [pdf, Form SP-21]
  • Enclose two clear color photographs (can be printed on plain paper) of your motorcycle: front view and side view (right or left)
  • Enclose a copy of your New Jersey motorcycle title
  • Enclose $44 check or money order payable to NJMVC
  • Mail to the address listed on the form: NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, Special Plate Unit, 225 East State Street, P.O. Box 015, Trenton, NJ 08666-0015
To purchase personalized plates by mail:
  • Personalized plates - Historic, Courtesy Historic and Motorcycle Historic - must be issued by the Special Plate Unit in Trenton. For a personalized plate application, visit your nearest MVC Agency or call toll free in New Jersey at (888) 486-3339 or (609) 292-6500 from out-of-state
To purchase Street Rod plates
Contact the Rod Club you belong to or call the MVC Special Plate Unit at (609) 292-6500 ext. 5061 to request an application.

Include the following documents with your application:
  • Fully completed application signed by a Street Rod Official
  • Photocopy of the current vehicle registration certificate
  • Photocopy of your membership card
  • National Street Rod Association Vehicle Safety Inspection Form No. 100
  • $15 check or money order payable to NJ MVC

Mail the completed application, supporting documents and fee to the Special Plate Unit at the address listed on the Street Rod Application.

For street rod club information, visit the National Street Rod Association official website online at http://nsra-usa.com

For your convenience, MVC accepts American Express® card, MasterCard® card, Visa® card, checks, money orders and cash.