The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) recently announced new changes concerning the issuance of temporary registrations (temp tags), Pursuant to P.L. 2017, c.352, effective August 1, 2018, the following changes will go into effect:
1. Non-resident temp tags will be valid for a period of thirty (30) days rather than twenty (20) days.
2. Dealerships can now issue a second Non-Resident eTemp for an additional 30 days (similar to a Resident eTemp), but only in two specific situations:
a. Title is lost OR
b. Title is being held by the lienholder and there is a delay in sending it to the dealership.
3. Beginning August 1, 2018, the enhanced fee of $25 will now be charged at the time a second eTemp is issued, regardless if it is a Resident or a Non-Resident eTemp. MVC will issue an invoice at the end of the year (as usual) for any second Resident eTemps issued prior to August 1, 2018.
4. A temporary registration can not be issued unless the dealership confirms that the vehicle for which the temporary registration is to be issued is insured in accordance with the requirements of the “Motor Vehicle Security-Responsibility Law,” P.L.1952, c.173 (C.39:6-23 et seq.), or the corresponding financial responsibility laws of the state in which the vehicle is to be titled and registered.
Please note that these changes do not go into effect until August 1, 2018 and etemp tags must be issued according to current law until then. The NJMVC will roll out modifications to the eTemp Tag system to accommodate these amendments to the law.
If you have any questions, please contact NJ CAR at 609.883.5056 and ask for Jenny Ward (x301) or Judi McGinley (x338).