Certified title search (request a copy)
Duplicate title (lost, stolen or damaged)
Canceling a new car title
Satisfying a lien
Vehicle registration application records
Registration renewal/request duplicate
Vehicles purchased without an existing New Jersey title (Improper Evidence of Ownership Procedure)
Upon transfer of ownership, application for a title must be made in the new owner’s name. If there are no liens involved, you will receive a title document from the MVC, or from your dealer immediately (if you did not, see more information about new titles).
If you need a copy of the original title document, you may submit a request to the MVC for a certified title search. You may also request assistance from the MVC if: the title document requires correction; the title document is lost, stolen or damaged; or if you wish to take a specific action such as cancelling the purchase of the vehicle; satisfying a lien; or transferring vehicle ownership.
Some of these transactions are handled through the mail only, so read through the above choices carefully to determine what steps you must take to complete the transaction. Each topic includes a phone number with extension if you require additional assistance or information.
Complete the following steps to request a certified photocopy of a title (current owner information only):
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
Certified Information Unit
225 East State Street
PO Box 146
Trenton, NJ 08666-014