How to Transfer a Car Title in New Jersey

To introduce a car title in the state of New Jersey, it’s a good idea to read these instructions, locate all the appropriate lines on the title, and read any instructions on the title before you start filling in the information.

  1. Turn to the back of your New Jersey car title and look near the top. There is a small blank line where you can write the vehicle’s current mileage.
  2. Look for a small colored rectangle that says “Buyer’s name.” Right next is a line where the buyer can print their name. Next to that is a line where the buyer should fill in their driver’s license number.
  3. Where it says “Buyer’s address,” write the street address on the top line and the city, state, and zip code on the bottom.
  4. If a second person will own the vehicle, they should fill in their name and address near the colored rectangle that says “Co-buyer’s name.” They should also write down their driver’s license number on the line to the right of the page.
  5. Look for the colored rectangle that says “Seller’s name.” The seller should print their name on the first line and write their address on the following two lines.
  6. The seller should write the following information on the appropriate lines to the right of these lines: the Date the vehicle was sold and the sale price.
  7. By the colored rectangle that says “Seller sign here,” the person selling the car should print their name. On the line under that, they should sign their name.
  8. If a second person is releasing their ownership interest in the vehicle, they can print and sign their name on a set of lines to the right.
  9. By the colored rectangle that says “Buyer sign here,” the buyer should print their name on the first line and sign their name on the second line. If there is a second person purchasing the car, they can print and sign their name on a set of lines to the right.

A YouTube user filmed a video demonstrating how to fill out a New Jersey title. It may be worth watching if you need a quick tutorial; however, make sure the title shown in the video has all the same lines as yours so you aren’t putting information in the wrong place.

For more information about transferring a car title in New Jersey, visit the Motor Vehicle Commission website.