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Military and Veterans
No-Fee Automobile Registration for Certain New Jersey Veterans

Disabled Veterans

No-fee automobile registration is available for veterans who meet the following conditions:

You may qualify for free registration, if you meet the following classifications:

  • Are without sight as a result of war service and eligible for compensation from the State under N.J.S.A. 38:18-1.
  • Currently have another service-connected disability and have qualified for a free automobile from the US Veterans Administration and:
    • You have a valid New Jersey driver's license or a generated driver's license number.
    • The vehicle in question is equipped with special attachments or devices that may be necessary for its safe operation.
    • The vehicle is properly insured by a New Jersey licensed company.

To apply for free registration, call 609 292-6500 extension 5076 for an application.

Mail the certified application with affixed seal or stamp of the U.S. Veterans Administration to:

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
Government Unit
P.O. Box 016
Trenton, New Jersey 08666-0016

Once the free registration status has been established, all subsequent renewals can be completed at a motor vehicle agency (see Active Duty Military Personnel and Veterans (from the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission)), or through the mail in the envelope provided.

For more information about your legal rights as a veteran, please contact the Veterans Legal Assistance Project at Legal Services of New Jersey by calling LSNJ’s statewide, toll-free legal hotline, LSNJLAWSM, at 1-888-LSNJ-LAW (1-888-576-5529) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Outside of New Jersey, please call 732-572-9100 and ask to be transferred to the hotline.​​

5/25/2018