New Jersey Title Replacement: A How-to Guide

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Those in New Jersey wanting to sell, register, or renew will need their vehicle’s title.

You’ll process the title replacement or correction at a New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission local office. Replacing a title is available by mail, too, with the correct forms.

You can replace an NJ title by filing the Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title Ownership (OS/SS-52 form), show your registration and proof of insurance, then pay a $60 duplicate title fee.

Need more details of the process? Keep reading to learn how it’s done.

Get a Duplicate NJ Vehicle Title: Your Title Replacement Process

You will likely replace a title in-person at an NJMVC location (click to find one near you). Doing it in-person doesn’t take long and usually easier if you have additional needs or questions.

The Application for Duplicate Certificate of Title Ownership (OS/SS-52) is your main form.

You will need to bring a statement from the lien holder if it is leased. This includes the VIN, lien or owner’s name, and paperwork. Now is the time to fix errors, change names, addresses, or date of delivery/sales during the title duplication – see the later section for details about changing information.

You’ll pay a $60 replacement fee during the request.

Replacing/Duplicates In-Person

The process has you doing the following:

  1. Locate your local DMV office
  2. File and bring the OS/SS-52 application
    1. Complete the document
    2. Sign it the document
    3. Show the lien release (if applicable)
    4. Show your identification
      1. Driver’s ID
      2. State ID
    5. Pay the fee and taxes (check, cash, card)

The clerk will verify your information, process the payment, and provide a replacement title. This process shouldn’t take very long. Lien holders will receive the duplicate title.

Replacing/Duplicates By Mail

You will repeat this process if getting a duplicate by mail.

File the paperwork, forms, and include copies of your documents – then send it to:

State of New Jersey

Motor Vehicle Commission

Special Title Section/Duplicate Titles

P.O. Box 017

Trenton, NJ 08666

Title Updates/Errors

Keeping your information up-to-date is recommended.

Most name changes and change of addresses require you file the duplicate title form and pay the fee regardless. So, make sure you have everything ready to correct if you plan to complete this process. You will want to bring a statement, personal info, and vehicle information with the title when updating your information or replacing a damaged title.

Title correction fees cost $60 and available in-person or by mail. You will provide the same information along with original documents when fixing title errors. This may include the lien holder’s information.