Question

If I am storing my vehicle and canceling my insurance policy, will I have to turn my plates back into the state?

I am going on vacation for 4 months and don't want to pay to insure my car for that long. I'm putting it in storage and getting a storage policy in case something happens to my car. Will I have to return my license plates to the New Jersey MVC?

Jun 6, 2017 Cresskill, NJ

Answer
Neil Richardson

Jun 6, 2017

If your insurance policy will not include liability coverage, then it's likely that New Jersey will expect you to return the plates and registration. You may have the option to suspend your registration until you return, but you will need to contact your local MVC for specific details on your options. If your storage policy does include liability coverage then there should not be an issue with keeping your license plates and registration.

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