How Much Does It Cost to Register a Semi Truck in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles must be registered with the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC). The process is similar to registering a car, but there are some additional fees associated with registering a semi-truck.

In general, registration fees for commercial vehicles are based on the weight of the vehicle and the type of operation.

For a standard semi-truck, the base registration fee is $80. This does not include any additional fees or taxes that may be applicable.

The MVC also charges a $3 per 1000 pounds of gross vehicle weight (GVW) fee for commercial vehicles. This means that a semi-truck with a GVW of 25,000 pounds would have an additional fee of $75.

In addition to these fees, there are also taxes that must be paid when registering a semi-truck in New Jersey. There is a 6% sales tax on the purchase price of the truck and any accessories that were purchased along with it. There is also an annual property tax which varies depending on the municipality in which the truck will be registered.

Insurance Requirements:

In order to register a semi-truck in New Jersey, proof of insurance must be provided to the MVC. The minimum required coverage is $100,000 for bodily injury and $300,000 for property damage per occurrence. Additional coverage may be required depending on factors such as the type of cargo being transported.


In total, it can cost anywhere from $160 to several hundred dollars to register a semi-truck in New Jersey depending on its weight and other factors such as insurance requirements and taxes. It’s important to research all applicable fees and regulations before attempting to register your vehicle.

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James Gardner