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Registration and title fees


Fees effective March 1, 2014


Basic automobile registration fees


Weight Class Model Weight
Fee
1
1970 or older Under 2,700 lbs.
$35.50
2
1970 or older 2,700 lbs. - 3,800 lbs.
$44.50
3
1970 or older Over 3,800 lbs.
$65.50
4
1971 – 1979 Under 2,700 lbs.
$38.50
5
1971 – 1979 2,700 lbs. - 3,800 lbs.
$49.50
6
1971 – 1979 Over 3,800 lbs.
$72.50
7
older than 2 years Under 3,500 lbs.
$46.50
7
within 2 years Under 3,500 lbs.
$59.00
8
older than 2 years Over 3,500 lbs.
$71.50
8
within 2 years Over 3,500 lbs.
$84.00
9
older than 2 years Commuter Van**
$71.50
9
within 2 years Commuter Van**
$84.00



NOTE: The fees for senior citizens 65 and older and Person(s) with a disability are $7 less than those stated in all PASSENGER vehicle categories if you own or lease the vehicle. This reduction does NOT apply to boat registrations.

All passenger vehicles or non-commercial trucks registered to recipients of the following programs are eligible for discounted registration fees:

  • Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Lifeline


**A commuter van is defined as a motor vehicle with a seating capacity of at least eight passengers that transports them on a daily commute to and from work. It may also be operated for personal use.

*The weight class of the vehicle is determined by information contained in the manufacturer's statement of origin (If not defined here, the following resources will be used):
  • The application for renewal of registration
  • The Branham Reference Book
  • MVC's weight class manual
If the manufacturer's shipping weight is disputable or unavailable, the applicant may be required to have the car weighed on a certified scale under Title 39:3-8. This weight will be considered the manufacturer's shipping weight.

Customer should be advised to have weight on the title corrected by contacting:

Motor Vehicle Commission
P.O. Box 141
225 East State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08666-0141


Other non-commercial motor vehicles (including recreational)

Code Vehicle Fee
Code 22 Private Utility or House Type Semi-trailer*:
2000 lbs. or less
Over 2000 lbs.
*Note: Trailer registrations are due for renewal in March. All registrations are issued with a March 31 expiration date regardless of the month of purchase

$18.00
$23.00
Code 25 Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs $46.50 (initial)
$34.00 (two model years or older)   
Code 53 Motorcycle (pleasure)- effective 7/6/09
$65
Code 61 Motorized bicycle (moped) $15.00
Code 64 Historic Vehicle $44.00
$74 (courtesy)
$94 (personalized)
Code 81 Boat (pleasure) See chart below
Code 87 Snowmobile (Resident) $24.00
Code 88 Snowmobile (Non-Resident) $28.00
Code 89 ATV (Resident) $34.00
Code 90 ATV (Non-Resident) $38.00
Code 91 Dirt Bike (Resident) $34.00
Code 92 Dirt Bike (Non-Resident) $38.00


Motor home or station wagon
The fee is based upon the vehicle's passenger weight class and model year.


Non-commercial trucks

The fee is based on the vehicle's gross weight.


Boats

Non-commercial boat fees

Boat length (pleasure) Fee
Less than 16 feet $12.00
16 Feet but less than 26 feet $28.00
26 feet but less than 40 feet $52.00
40 feet but less than 65 feet $80.00
65 feet or more $250.00
Duplicate registration $5.00


Commercial boat registration fees
Codes 82 – 85:
  • 82 – Limousine Boats
  • 83 – Dealer Boats
  • 84 – Manufacturer Boats
  • 85 – Commercial Boats
Boat length (commercial) Fee
Less than 16 Feet $13.00
Between 16 ft & 26 ft $29.00
Between 26 ft & 40 ft $53.00
Between 40 ft & 65 ft $81.00
65 ft and Greater $251.00


Registration transfer fee
$4.50, plus any prorated increase in the registration fee due to a change in weight class


Convienence fee for online registration renewal
A $1.50 credit card convenience fee will be applied in order to process each online registration renewal


Transfer of ownership
Transfer of the title is $60 (or $85 with a lien)


Fees for duplicate or a replacement of original registration documentation

  • $5 for one-year passenger or commercial registrations
  • $5 for the last year of a Four-Year Accelerated Registration
Or
  • $11 anytime during the first three years of a four-year accelerated registration term

Registration discounts- PAAD, SSI and Lifeline
All passenger vehicles or non-commercial trucks registered to recipients of the following programs are eligible for discounted registration fees:
  • Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Lifeline
To claim the exemption, present a copy of your current PAAD card, SSI card or proof of Lifeline eligibility. The card must be in the name of the vehicle owner.