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Replacing A Lost Vehicle Registration


To replace a lost vehicle registration

  • Visit a motor vehicle agency - owner or co-owner - with acceptable identification (driver’s license). Important note: a notarized statement of consent from the vehicle owner is required to authorize sale of a replacement registration to someone who is not the titled owner or co-owner appearing in person at an agency.
  • Present a New Jersey insurance identification card or receipt from a previous registration or title transaction.
  • Complete Vehicle Application Registration (Form BA-49 available only in motor vehicle agencies).  Please Note: Where vehicle ownership is shared, both the owner and co-owner will need to sign form BA-49.
  • Pay the duplicate registration fee:
    • $5 for one year passenger/commercial registration.
    • $5 for the last year of a four-year accelerated registration.
    • $11 anytime during the first three years of a four year accelerated registration.

To replace a lost vehicle registration for a leased vehicle

  • Contact your leasing company for legal permission to obtain a duplicate registration. Power of Attorney (POA) must include:
    • Lessee name (person leasing vehicle).
    • Statement authorizing lessee to sign application.
    • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), year, make and model of vehicle.
  • Visit a motor vehicle agency with acceptable identification (driver’s license).
  • Present a New Jersey insurance identification card or receipt from a previous registration or title transaction.
  • Provide the original copy of POA. Leasing companies may also fax permission directly to any agency. For fax numbers, please call the MVC Customer Support line at (609) 292-6500 weekdays (except holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.. 
  • Complete the Vehicle Application Registration (Form BA-49 available only in motor vehicle agencies).
  • Pay the duplicate registration fee:
    • $5 for one year passenger/commercial registration.
    • $5 for the last year of four year accelerated registration.
    • $11 anytime during the first three years of a four-year accelerated registration.
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