Discover NJ History license plate
Help preserve New Jersey history

History matters and NJ has a special history that makes New Jerseyans proud. But many of our historic sites are in danger due to poor maintenance, threats of demolition, and lack of resources.

The New Jersey Historic Trust plays a key role in preserving New Jersey history for future generations. It has funded historic preservation projects in every part of the state.

Since 1967, the Trust has invested more than $145 million to restore historic sites in every county of the state.

An important source of funding is the proceeds from the Discover NJ History license plate.

Every New Jerseyan can help keep New Jersey's rich history alive for the future by purchasing and displaying the Discover NJ History license plate now.

Here's how you can purchase the Discover NJ History license plate

You can purchase your Discover NJ History license plate from the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission or through your auto dealer. The cost is $50 with a $10 annual renewal fee.

Through your auto dealer:
Ask to order the Discover NJ History plate when buying or leasing a new car. Most dealers will handle all the details.

Through the NJ MVC:

Go to

1. Enter your zip code, driver’s license, Social Security Number and click “continue.”
2. Read the Terms and Restrictions. Enter your current plate number. Click “continue.” Confirm your shipping address.
3. Select specialty plate category: Discover NJ History
4. Verify Discover NJ History specialty plate selection. Click “continue.” Continue to payment and submit.

To customize your plate, download the Personalized Plate Application at, fill out, and mail back to the MVC. If you have a leased car, contact the Special Plate Unit at (609) 292-6500, Ext. 5061.

Here's what one Discover NJ History license plate holder says:

“I purchased the Discover New Jersey license plate because I wanted to support NJ history…to save all the wonderful things we have in NJ. I have a grandson. It’s for the future…for the generations to come. We are getting older as a country and it’s time to save what we have that is 300 or 400 years old.”

Mary A. Prendergast