Vehicle Registration Renewal

You will receive a registration renewal notice in the mail three months before your current registration expires. There are three ways to renew your annual vehicle registration:

Renewing Online

You can renew your registration online. Please review the following instructions before you begin.
  • Registration Renewal Notice (Locate the 9-digit PIN on the lower right corner of the notice.)
  • Proof of ID (Driver license or other primary ID document. See 6 Points of ID for more information). Read more about the 6 Points of ID.
  • Make sure that the expiration date on notice has not passed yet. If it has, you will need to renew your registration in person at an MVC agency.
  • You can pay by credit or debit card.
  • The amount due is indicated in your renewal notice.

Renewing in-person

  • Registration Renewal Notice or Vehicle Identification Number
  • Your insurance card or company name and policy number
  • License plate number
  • Proof of ID (Driver license or other primary ID document. See 6 Points of ID for more information). Read more about the 6 Points of ID.
  • Power of Attorney if renewing a registration for someone else
  • The amount due indicated in your renewal notice. You can pay by cash, money order, checks (payable to NJMVC), credit or debit card
  • Complete the Registration Renewal document, front and back (if not completed at home).
  • Pay the fee and show the above documents at the designated registration window.

Renewing by mail

  • Completed Registration Renewal Notice. Both front and back must be filled out.
  • Return envelope provided along with the notice.
  • Check or money order (payable to NJMVC) for the amount due as indicated in your renewal notice.
  • Insert the check or money order (payable to NJMVC) for the amount indicated in the return envelope provided with your notice.
  • Ensure the address can be seen through the envelope window.

Lost your renewal notice?

If you lost your renewal notice and PIN, you and you are still within your renewal time window, you will be still be able to renew your registration online. You may call the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Customer Support line at 609-292-6500 weekdays (except holidays) from 8:30 a.m.to 4:15 p.m. for your PIN.