New Jersey Introduces Bills to Allow Sale of Newly-Created Classic License Plates

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact the members of the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee and the Senate Transportation Committee to request their support for A4980/S3181:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • A4980/S3181 would bring a retro look to modern license plates by allowing consumers to choose a blue license plate with sand yellow letters that resembles the plates that were issued in the state from 1979 to 1991.
  • A4980/S3181 would give consumers new options on what sort of license plates to use on their vehicles and provide classic car collectors a risk-free way to acquire plates that match the vintage of their vehicles.
  • A4980/S3181 would bring New Jersey in line with other states seeking to promote the growth of the collector car hobby and the marketplace it supports.
  • A4980/S3181 recognize the growing interest of vehicle owners in vintage-style options and offers a desirable alternative to traditional license plates that allows vehicles to be personalized further. 

Overview: SAN-supported legislation (A4980/S3181) has been introduced in New Jersey to allow the MVC to issue a newly-created classic license plate to be available for display on all vehicles, that will resemble the license plates issued between 1979-1991. The plates would cost an additional $50 initially and a subsequent annual $10 fee. The bills require a minimum of 500 interested applicants before the classic plates will be produced. The bills currently await consideration in the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee and Senate Transportation Committee.