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Registration and Title Fees


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.
  • The 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 N.J.S.A. 39:3-8. This weight will be considered the manufacturer's shipping weight.

If the weight class (see above chart), color, number of doors and/or model needs to be corrected, visit a motor vehicle agency to complete a  Vehicle Correction Application (Form MVS-2 available only at motor vehicle agencies). Customers may also correct the weight on the title through the mail. Send the request to:

 

 

New Jersey 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
Autocycle

$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.  More information is available here.

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.

Online registration renewal

The Motor Vehicle Commission has waived the online convenience fee to process this transaction.

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.
  • $5 for a replacement boat decal.

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. If you need additional information, please call the PAAD toll free hotline at 1-800-792-9745.

If you are looking for information regarding fees for Commercial vehicles click here.