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Surrendering plates not in use

If you have New Jersey plates that are not in use you must surrender them to the MVC for cancellation.

License plates from other states must be returned to the state that issued the plates. The MVC does not accept out-of-state plates.

To surrender plates
  • Visit any MVC Agency
    • License plates can NOT be surrendered at Inspection Stations
  • Send by mail*:
    Motor Vehicle Commission
    P.O. Box 129
    Trenton, New Jersey 08666-0129
    *include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt

Please note: You must *include a self-addressed, stamped envelope in order to receive a receipt once you surrender your plates by mail. You will need to save this receipt. It will serve as proof that the plates were surrendered in the event that charges are wrongfully acquired on them. See tickets on plates that are no longer yours for more information.