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Title Corrections - General


If you notice an error on your title, you can visit a motor vehicle agency or submit a written request through the mail to request a correction.

If you visit a motor vehicle agency:

  • You must provide proof that a correction is needed.
  • There is no charge to correct a title if the error was clearly caused by the MVC. In all other cases, the title correction charge is $60.
  • The MVC accepts American Express® card, Visa® card, MasterCard®, checks, money orders and cash. 

If you submit a written request through the mail:

  • Include the original document along with a letter stating what needs to be corrected and proof of the error.
  • Include a check or money order for $60 payable to the NJMVC (unless you can show the error was clearly caused by the MVC).
  • Send the package to:

     

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

Title corrections – lien error

If you have a lien error that prevented you from receiving a title, you must provide a letter from the seller (or the person whose name was accidentally written in the lien block) stating that there is not a lien on the vehicle and that the lien box on the title to be transferred was marked in error.

  • The letter must include the make, year, and full Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the vehicle. 
  • Bring the letter and the title to a motor vehicle agency for correction.
  • There is a $60 fee.
  • The MVC accepts American Express ® card, Visa ® card, MasterCard®, checks, money orders and cash. 

Title corrections – incomplete sale

If the buyer decides not to purchase a vehicle after the seller already completed the information on the title, this means the title is “spoiled” and the seller will need to take corrective action.

  • The current owner may visit a motor vehicle agency to request the correction and bring the original title.
  • There is a $60 fee. The MVC accepts American Express® card, Visa® card, MasterCard®, checks, money orders and cash. 

 

  • The current owner may also submit a request through the mail.  This request must include:
    • A letter containing the owner’s name and the make, year and full Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the vehicle; as well as an explanation as to why the title is spoiled, e.g., why the sale did not go through. 
    • The original title and a check or money order for $60 payable to the NJMVC.
    • Send the package to:

       

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

Title corrections – odometer replacements (mail only)

In the case of an odometer replacement, the current owner must provide a signed statement from the mechanic who replaced the odometer.  Any and all odometer discrepancies must be corrected before a sale can take place.  

 

  • If the replacement is a used odometer, the mileage must be reset.  The previous and replacement odometer amounts are added together (last known mileage from the vehicle and mileage from the new odometer) and should be marked as “N/A” (not actual).
  • In addition, the mechanic must affix a sticker on the driver-side door pillar indicating the following:
    • The date of installation.
    • The vehicle’s last known mileage prior to the repair or replacement.
    • The mileage added to the vehicle while the odometer was inoperable, if any.
    • Note:  All mileage is marked as “N/A” (not actual).

Include the receipt for purchase of the new or used odometer, the original title, and a check or money order for $60 payable to the NJMVC.  Send the package to:

 

 

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
Data Base Corrections Unit
225 East State Street
PO Box 141
Trenton, NJ 08666-0141