Current Garden State plate, with screened serial
|Size||12 in × 6 in|
30 cm × 15 cm
(current version introduced April 2014)
|Issued by||New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission|
|First issued||June 1, 1908|
(pre-state plates from 1903 to May 31, 1908)
The U.S. state of New Jersey first required its residents to register their motor vehicles in 1903. Registrants provided their own license plates for display until 1908, when the state began to issue plates.
Plates are currently issued by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Front and rear plates are required for most classes of vehicles, while only rear plates are required for motorcycles and trailers.