Vehicle Registration

If you purchase a vehicle from a dealership in New Jersey, that dealership will handle your registration and title work for you.
If you purchase a used vehicle from an individual owner, dealership or auction, or transfer a vehicle into New Jersey, you are required to register that vehicle at a New Jersey motor vehicle agency. If you purchase a vehicle with no financing, the dealership may give you the title paperwork to be filed and transferred along with new registration.

Schedule an appointment at a MVC vehicle center

  • Schedule an appointment
  • Title (see information about titles)
  • Driver’s license or other ID (See 6 Points of ID for more information). Read more about the 6 Points of ID.
  • New Jersey insurance card or company name & policy number
  • Power of attorney if someone other than the purchaser is signing the documents
  • Dealer reassignment documentation if applicable
  • Lien holder information and financing statement if the vehicle is leased or financed. See more information.

Other documents you might need:

If the purchaser is a company or business:

  • Motor Vehicle Commission EIN (Entity Identification Number)

If purchased at auction, and the vehicle is non-titled:

  • Last previously issued registration document
  • Notarized bill of sale
  • Pencil tracing or photograph of the VIN plate

If transferred from a state that issues titles, but the title has no NJ Dealer Tax Stamp:

  • A purchase order.

If transferred from a state that doesn’t issue titles:

  • Pencil tracing or photo of the VIN
  • Notarized statement from the seller that must include year manufactured, make, VIN, and selling price.
  • Last vehicle registration card from the seller.

Titling fee

  • $60 standard
  • $85 for financed vehicle with one lien
  • $110 for a financed vehicle with two liens.

Registration fee

  • Payment fee for registration will vary depending on the type of vehicle. License plates are included.

Sales tax fee

  • Payment for the sales tax fee. If you need assistance with calculating the tax, please call the New Jersey Division of Taxation at 609-984-6206.
Payment may be made by credit card, check (payable to NJMVC), money order, or cash.
  • Fill out Vehicle Registration Application (Form BA-49)
  • If transferred from another state, fill out Application for Certificate of Ownership
  • Provide all of the above documents and fees at the Title/Registration counter