The US states, not the national government, control vehicle ownership in the United States.
In order to own a vehicle in any US state, you must establish a presence in that state.
These are the presence requirements to own a vehicle in this state:
New Jersey address required to own a vehicle in New Jersey.
Proof of Residency at Address
Proof of address required (PO Boxes not accepted) to register a vehicle in New Jersey.
Six points of identity must be provided. A foreign government issued passport from applicant's country of citizenship is worth 4 points. Documents worth one point each include a high school or college diploma, and a bank statement.
Cost of owning a vehicle
When you register a vehicle - apply for ownership and permission to drive it on public roads - two costs are due:
- Sales tax
- Registration fees
Sales tax and registration fees are due in the state in which the vehicle is registered, not where the vehicle is purchased.
These are the costs to own a vehicle in this state.
Sales tax is due where a vehicle is owned, not where it is bought - so owning a vehicle in Montana can save you hundreds (or thousands) of dollars.
Sales tax (state + local average)
6.625% of the vehicle's value
In order to register a vehicle (or renew a registration in this state, the vehicle must meet the following inspection requirements:
Biennial emissions inspections required for vehicles 6 years and older