New Jersey Vehicle Registration (3 Steps)
To avoid late fees, drivers must transfer the certificate of title to their name within 10 working days after the purchase.
1. Obtain Title from Previous Owner
Buyers will need to obtain the title from the seller with the assignment section on the reserve side filled out and signed by both parties.
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Power of Attorney – This document should be used if someone other than the owner will register the vehicle.
2. Visit an MVC Office
3. Finish Registration
Once the buyer has submitted their paperwork and paid the associated fees and taxes, their vehicle will be registered in New Jersey. The MVC will then issue proof of registration, a new title, and a set of license plates.