2 Title: Buying a Used Car Complete reverse side:Buyer’s name, addressSeller’s Signature (sign in front of buyer)The date of saleOdometer Reading (check it yourself)Sale priceVIN: Vehicle Identification Number
3 Title Present: Signed title Sales tax form Sales tax fee or proof of sale tax payment (7%)Pay titling fee
4 Title Keep it in a safe place. You need it to sell a car Must be transferred within 10 days of purchase. Penalty $25 fine.Loan/Lease: bank holds the title until the loan/lease is paid off
5 Step to register a car Initial Registration ApplicationTitle (proof of ownership) (Leased vehicle: power of attorney from the leasing company)Proof of Insurance: Company name and policy numberProof sales tax paid. (7%)Driver’s licenseRegistration is issued for 1 yearCheck for errors before leaving MVC.
6 Registration Must be at least 17 years old to register a car in NJ. The registration must be with the car when you or someone else is driving your car. Fine: $173.Renewal yearly. Brand-new car: Initial registration: 4 years, then yearly.Renew by mail or on-line. Renewal notices sent home about 2 months in advance. If doesn’t arrive, renew at MVC in person.
7 Registration Duplicates available for additional fee. Motorists may also order specialty license plates on line when renewing registration.Change of address within NJ: 1 weekChange of name: 2 weeks.Move into NJ: 60 days to title and register.
8 License Plates2 total: 1 in front & 1 in rear; 12 – 48” from ground, clean and visable.Rear plate must be lit at night (and visible from 50’.)If lost or stolen: report to police, retain copy of complaint, replace within 24 hours at MVC.License plate covers or holders that obscure or conceal any lettering on the plate is a violation with a fine up to $100.
9 Buy Another CarYou may transfer plates from one car to another (same class) after registering the car.No need for plates: Turn into MVC and get a receipt. Keep receipt in a safe place.
10 Forged or Counterfeit Plates Fine up to $500DLS up to 6 monthsJail up to 60 days
11 Inspection: Effective August 1, 2010 For emissions only: to comply with federal Clean Air Act standards based on year, make and model of the vehicle.
12 Inspection: Effective August 1, 2010 Elimination of the mechanical defects (safety) portion of the inspection process for passenger vehicles.Responsibility will be on the owner that the vehicle meets all standards: brake suspension, steering, wheel alignment and safety features (headlights, tail lights, tires, horn, windshield wipers and turn signals).
13 InspectionInspections can take place at a state or a private inspection facility (garage).
14 Documents needed to have vehicle inspected: LicenseRegistrationInsurance
15 Inspection New cars do not require inspection for 4 years. All other cars:inspected every 2 years.
16 Failure: Have to the end of the following month from when it was due. EXAMPLEDue in MarchBring for inspection March 1stFailHave until the end of April to have it re-inspected
17 InspectionMove into NJ, you have 14 days after registering your car to have it inspected.
18 Driving with an Expired Inspection Sticker Fine: $100-$200Jail up to 30 daysRegistration may be revoked.