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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 - including sample photographs - 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, including:  Eatontown; Flemington; Manahawkin; North Bergen; Runnemede; Salem; Somerville; and Washington.

  • Complete Application for Historic Vehicle Registration (Form SP-121)
  • 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 the $44 fee.  The MVC accepts American Express® card, Visa ® card, MasterCard®, checks, money orders and cash.

To purchase Historic plates by mail (standard, motorcycle or personalized)

These plates are available only through the mail. 

Historic and motorcycle plates

  • Complete the Application for Historic Vehicle Registration (Form SP-121).
  • Enclose two clear color photographs (can be printed on plain paper) of your vehicle or motorcycle: front view and side view (right or left).
  • Enclose a copy of your New Jersey vehicle or motorcycle title.
  • Enclose a check or money order for $44 check or money order made payable to NJMVC.
  • Mail to:

New Jersey  Motor Vehicle Commission
Special Plate Unit
225 East State Street
PO Box 015
Trenton, NJ 08666-0015

Personalized plates

  • Personalized plates - Historic, Courtesy Historic and Motorcycle Historic are issued only by the MVC’s Special Plate unit located in Trenton.  If you have any questions regarding these three types of plates, please call the unit at 609-292-6500 ext. 5061.

 
Street Rod plates

You may either contact the Street Rod Club you belong to, or call the MVC’s Special Plate Unit at 609-292-6500 ext. 5061 to request an application.
Include the following documents with your application:

    • Completed Application for Historic Vehicle Registration (Form SP-121) 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.
    • Check or money order for $15 payable to the NJMVC.
    • Send the package to:

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
Special Plate Unit
225 East State Street
PO Box 015
Trenton, NJ 08666-0015

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