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    Lost Registration Certificate

    If you've lost your vehicle registration certificate, just visit your local Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Agency to apply for a replacement. You'll need to complete Form BA-49, available only at the MVC, and present your current valid driver's license (or other form of acceptable ID) and proof of insurance.

    The fee for a duplicate registration is $5, or $11 if the replacement is requested during the first first three years years of a an accelerated registration good for 4 years.

    Lost or Stolen Tags

    Vehicle tags that have been stolen or lost need to be reported to the MVC immediately. New Jersey gives you the option to report in person at your local MVC Agency or by mail. While at the MVC, you'll need to complete a Vehicle Registration Plate Status (Form BA-1) (not available online), stating that the plates were lost or stolen. The MVC will give you a copy of the form to keep for your records to prove you notified them.

    To report the loss by mail, write a letter stating what happened, and include a copy of the police report if they were stolen. The MVC will mail you verification papers to keep for your records, proving you contacted the MVC.

    You'll need to visit your local MVC Agency to get replacement tags. Take along your current driver's license and registration papers and new tags will be issued. The fee is $6 for a regular tag; $11 for special tags.

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