The transfer of ownership occurs with the transfer of the title and by surrendering the plates. We recommend keeping a copy of the transferred title for your personal records.
HOW TO HANDLE THE LICENSE PLATES WHEN YOU DONATE A CAR, TRUCK, SUV OR OTHER STANDARD VEHICLE IN NEW JERSEY
Please remove the license plates of your donated vehicle before the pick-up. License plates must be given to a local Motor Vehicle Commission; registration ticket must also be removed from the window. Please remove the plates and surrender them to a motor vehicle agency or full agency—unless the plates are being transferred to another vehicle (plates can be transferred to another vehicle, but not to another owner).
If you need to transfer vehicle ownership, you may do so only at a motor vehicle agency; this type of transaction cannot be handled through the mail. Click HERE to locate your local agency.
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