Is there a grace period for expired license plates or New Jersey vehicle registration? New Jersey

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License Plates and Registration Renewal

New Jersey will not charge you if you do not renew your car registration before its expiration date. You will, however, put yourself at risk of getting a traffic ticket if you're caught driving with an expired vehicle registration, so it is in your best financial interest, to renew your DMV registration in a timely fashion. 

To assist in reminding you, the NJ MVC will send you a registration renewal form approximately 60 days before your registration expires. You can then use this form to renew online, by phone, by mail, or in person at any MVC location. If you do not receive a registration renewal form, it's probably because you moved and failed to notify the MVC of your new mailing address. 

Keep in mind that the MVC no longer issues a car registration decal for your rear license plate.

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