In order to register a vehicle in New Jersey, you need to provide proof of identity under the state's 6 Points of ID system, a New Jersey address, and proof that you live at that address.
If you do not have six points of identity, or do not wish to become a US resident, we recommend starting your visit in another state, or using visitor.us' services to register a vehicle that you buy in New Jersey.
New Jersey vehicle registrations are handled by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC).
If you buy your vehicle from a dealer, it may issue you a 30-day temporary tag. If you plan to register your vehicle in New Jersey, the dealer will apply for title and registration on your behalf.
If you buy your vehicle from a private party and plan to register it in New Jersey, bring the required items (below) to an MVC office to register your vehicle. Temporary Non-Resident Registrations are available at MVC offices for private party purchases.
For vehicles being registered in New Jersey, New Jersey sales taxes are payable to the dealer upon sale, or the MVC upon registration (if purchased from a private party).
Fees: $35 - $84
Fees: $18 - 23
The vehicle's title must be signed by the owner(s) printed on the title, its odometer reading recorded (if less than 10 years in age), and be free of all liens in order for the prior owner's interest to be released.
Identification totaling six points under New Jersey's 6 Points of ID system is required to register a vehicle in New Jersey.
A bill of sale is not required to register a vehicle in New Jersey, although signing one with the vehicle's seller is recommended.
Biennial emissions inspections required for vehicles 6 years and older.
Safety inspections are not required in New Jersey.
VIN inspections are not required in New Jersey.
New Jersey's minimum liability insurance limits are 15/30/5.
People wishing to register a vehicle in New Jersey must provide proof that they reside at the registration address.
Vehicles registered in New Jersey must be registered to a New Jersey address.