How do I complete a motorcycle title transfer to change ownership in NJ? New Jersey

Transferring Motorcycle Titles in New Jersey

There are two sides to a motorcycle title transfer: the seller’s side and the buyer’s side.

If You're the Seller


Before handing over the title, remove the bike's license plate. If you don't plan to transfer it to one of your other motorcycles, you must surrender the plate to any New Jersey MVC office.

Be sure to include the following on the title:

  • Date of sale
  • Buyer's name and address
  • Mileage odometer reading
  • Sale price
Don't procrastinate with handing over the title. All titles must be transferred within 10 days of the date of sale. Failure to meet this time window will result in a $25 fine.

If You're the Buyer


After obtaining the title you'll need to sign it and include your driver license number.

Then head to the MVC with:

  • Title
  • Proof of insurance
  • Proof of identity
  • $60 title transfer fee
  • $65 registration fee
  • Applicable sales tax
You can pay your fees and taxes with cash or a check or credit card.

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