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How to Title and Register a Vehicle that was Pre-Owned (Used)

To Title and Register a vehicle that was Pre-Owned in New Jersey, you need:

  • The title properly assigned.
  • A registration application (BA-49). This can only be obtained at an MVC agency.
  • A power of attorney (POA) if applicable.  (Only needed if someone other than the purchaser is signing the documents on behalf of the purchaser.
  • Purchaser’s actual driver's license or identification document. (Copy of purchaser’s driver’s license if POA is being used.)
  • New Jersey insurance.  (Must have in order to register vehicle.)
  • Payment fee for titling:
    • American Express®, MasterCard®, Visa®, check, money order or cash
      • $60 for a standard vehicle.
      • $85 for a financed vehicle with one lien.
      • $110 for a financed vehicle with two liens .
  • Sales tax fee. If you need assistance with calculating the tax, please call: Taxation at 609-984-6206.
  • Registration fee, which will vary depending on the type of vehicle. License plates are included.
  • Lien holder’s information and financing statement if applicable, OS/SS-85c Financing Statement- procedure to add a lien.
  • If the purchaser is a company or business a corporation (corp) code and a Federal Tax ID number (EIN#) are both needed; www.state.nj.us/mvcbiz/pdf/Vehicles/BA-8.pdf.

To Title and Register a vehicle that was Pre-Owned in another state that issues titles, you need:

  • The title properly assigned.
  • A registration application (BA-49). This can only be obtained at an MVC agency.
  • A power of attorney (POA) if applicable.  (Only needed if someone other than the purchaser is signing the documents on behalf of the purchaser.
  • Purchaser’s actual driver's license or identification document. (Copy of purchaser’s driver’s license if POA is being used.)
  • New Jersey insurance.  (Must have in order to register vehicle.)
  • Dealer reassignment documentation,  if applicable.
  • Purchase order if there is no New Jersey Dealer Tax Stamp on the assigned title.
  • Certificate of Ownership (form SS-7) OS/SS-7 Application for Certificate of Ownership (title) [pdf].
  • Sales tax fee. If you need assistance with calculating the tax, please call: Taxation at 609-984-6206.
  • Payment fee for titling:
    • American Express®, MasterCard®, Visa®, check, money order or cash
      • $60 for a standard vehicle.
      • $85 for a financed vehicle with one lien.
      • $110 for a financed vehicle with two liens .
  • Registration fee, which will vary depending on the type of vehicle. License plates are included.
  • Lien holder’s information and financing statement if applicable, OS/SS-85c Financing Statement- procedure to add a lien.
  • If the purchaser is a company or business a corporation (corp) code and a Federal Tax ID number (EIN#) are needed; www.state.nj.us/mvcbiz/pdf/Vehicles/BA-8.pdf.

To Title and Register a vehicle that was Pre-Owned in a state that does not issue titles, you need:

  • A pencil tracing or a printed-out photograph of the vehicle identification number (VIN#).
  • A registration application (BA-49). This can only be obtained at an MVC agency.
  • A power of attorney (POA) if applicable.  (Only needed if someone other than the purchaser is signing the documents on behalf of the purchaser.
  • Purchaser’s actual driver's license or identification document. (Copy of purchaser’s driver’s license if POA is being used.)
  • New Jersey insurance.  (Must have in order to register vehicle.)
  • A notarized statement from the seller that must include all of the following information about the vehicle:
    • year manufactured
    • make
    • VIN#  
    • price of purchase
  • The last registration card that the seller has for the vehicle showing that the vehicle was registered and owned by the seller.
  • Certificate of Ownership (form SS-7) OS/SS-7 Application for Certificate of Ownership (title) [pdf].
  • Sales tax fee. If you need assistance with calculating the tax, please call: Taxation at 609-984-6206.
  • Payment fee for titling:
    • American Express®, MasterCard®, Visa®, check, money order or cash
      • $60 for a standard vehicle.
      • $85 for a financed vehicle with one lien.
      • $110 for a financed vehicle with two liens .
  • Registration fee, which will vary depending on the type of vehicle. License plates are included.
  • Lien holder’s information and financing statement if applicable, OS/SS-85c Financing Statement- procedure to add a lien.
  • If the purchaser is a company or business a corporation (corp) code and a Federal Tax ID number (EIN#) are needed; www.state.nj.us/mvcbiz/pdf/Vehicles/BA-8.pdf.

To Title and Register a vehicle that was Pre-Owned and purchased at an auction, you need:

  • The current title with a sales tax stamp, if sales tax has already been paid.
  • If vehicle is non-titled, the last previously issued registration document and the bill of sale.
  • A power of attorney (POA) issued to the auction-house from the dealer
  • Dealer reassignment documentation,  if applicable.
  • Purchase order
  • A registration application (BA-49). This can only be obtained at an MVC agency.
  • New Jersey insurance.  (Must have in order to register vehicle.)
  • An additional POA, if applicable.  (Only needed if someone other than the purchaser is signing the documents on behalf of the purchaser.
  • Purchaser’s actual driver's license or identification document. (Copy of purchaser’s driver’s license if POA is being used.)
  • Certificate of Ownership (form SS-7) OS/SS-7 Application for Certificate of Ownership (title) [pdf].
  • Sales tax fee. If you need assistance with calculating the tax, please call: Taxation at 609-984-6206.
  • Payment fee for titling:
    • American Express®, MasterCard®, Visa®, check, money order or cash
      • $60 for a standard vehicle.
      • $85 for a financed vehicle with one lien.
      • $110 for a financed vehicle with two liens .
  • Registration fee, which will vary depending on the type of vehicle. License plates are included.
  • Lien holder’s information and financing statement if applicable, OS/SS-85c Financing Statement- procedure to add a lien.
  • If the purchaser is a company or business a corporation (corp) code and a Federal Tax ID number (EIN#) are needed; www.state.nj.us/mvcbiz/pdf/Vehicles/BA-8.pdf.