Vehicle Registration Transfer in New Jersey

Transferring Vehicle Ownership

If you are selling or buying a vehicle in New Jersey, you'll need to transfer the vehicle registration to the new owner. Follow the process below to ensure a smooth and legal transfer of vehicle ownership and registration.

Forms and Documentation

The transfer of vehicle ownership and registration requires specific forms and documentation. Both the seller and the buyer must complete the necessary paperwork, including:

  • Vehicle title or Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin (MCO)
  • Vehicle transfer application (Form OS/SS-7)
  • Proof of identification for both parties
  • Proof of insurance for the new owner
  • Payment for transfer fees

Make sure to gather all the required forms and documentation before initiating the transfer process.

Process for Sellers

If you are the seller, follow these steps to transfer vehicle ownership and registration:

  1. Complete the back of the vehicle title, including the buyer's information.
  2. Fill out the vehicle transfer application (Form OS/SS-7) and sign it.
  3. Provide the buyer with the completed title, transfer application, and any additional required documents.
  4. Keep a copy of the documents for your records.

Process for Buyers

If you are the buyer, follow these steps to transfer vehicle ownership and registration:

  1. Obtain the completed vehicle title, transfer application (Form OS/SS-7), and any additional required documents from the seller.
  2. Fill out the transfer application, ensuring all information is accurate and complete.
  3. Submit the completed application, vehicle title, and required documents to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC).
  4. Pay the applicable transfer fees.

By following the outlined process and completing the required forms and documentation, you can successfully transfer vehicle ownership and registration in New Jersey. Ensure that both the seller and the buyer fulfill their responsibilities to complete a legal and smooth transfer of ownership.