Renew Registration in New Jersey

Need to renew your New Jersey car registration? We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to resources that will get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.

Renewing Your New Jersey Car Registration

Renewing your New Jersey tag is an easy process, as you are given option of renewing in person, online, by phone, or via mail.

New Jersey allows some drivers to renew their registration online, provided that they meet the certain state requirements. In order to register online, visit the State of New Jersey MVC and follow the instructions given.

To renew your tag in person, visit for a list of MVC offices in the state of New Jersey. You will also be required to present payment for the required fees, your license plate number and proof of insurance.

You are only eligible to renew by mail if you’re out of state or can’t make it into an MVC office. To renew by mail, complete the information requested on the renewal notice, enclose a check or money order for the required fees, and mail the entire packet to the address given on your renewal notice.

Finally, if you wish to register by phone, call 1-877-368-6548 and follow the instructions. Make sure to have your credit card and your PIN on hand. (The PIN is located on the renewal notice.) If you have lost your renewal notice, please contact the MVC office’s Title/Registration division at 1-609-292-6500.