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Canceling a new car title (mail only)


The below procedure must be followed when a title and/or registration have been issued but the vehicle sale was not completed and the vehicle did not leave the dealership.

The cancelation request must be received by the MVC within 30 calendar days from the date the title was issued.  After 30 calendar days, the record must be corrected rather than canceled.

Detailed instructions (MCO Cancellation form DBC-18) are available for download.  You may also contact the MVC’s Database Corrections Unit at (609) 292-6500 ext. 5058.

Complete the following steps to cancel a new car title:

  • Provide the original title.
  • Provide a photocopy of the Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO), if available.
  • Provide a statement from the titled owner stating that the vehicle did not leave the dealership; the statement must include the make, year and full Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).  The statement must be signed by the titled owner and the purchaser of the vehicle.
  • A notarized statement from the dealer (on letterhead) that includes:
    • Why the vehicle was not sold and did not leave the dealer’s property;
    • The make, year and full Vehicle Identification Number (VIN);
    • The owner's name;
    • Odometer reading; and  
    • Authorized dealer's signature.
  • A notarized statement from the titled owner that states:
    • The make, year and full Vehicle Identification Number (VIN);
    • Why the purchase was not completed;
    • That you hold no interest in the vehicle; and  
    • Confirmation that the vehicle was not operated by the owner on public streets or highways.
  • In addition:
    • If there is a lien on the vehicle, provide a notarized statement from the lien holder (on letterhead) that includes:
      • The make, year and full Vehicle Identification Number (VIN);
      • The name of the titled owner; and  
      • A statement that the lien holder has no financial interest in the vehicle.
    • If the vehicle is leased, provide a letter from the leasing company with the cancelation date.
  • Include a check or money order for $60 payable to the NJMVC.
  • Mail all of the above required documents to:

 

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
Database Correction Unit
PO Box 141
225 East State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08666-0141