PASSENGER TABS & STICKERS New Jersey generally does not use any sort of validation device on its modern passenger license plates. But there have been exceptions...
 
This is a "tab" which was used to validate prestate plates for 1908. These oval seals were riveted to the prestate plates.


New Jersey License Plate Validation Registration Tab 1908



The first modern validation tabs were used in 1943 to conserve metal during WW2.
These were used by passenger plates and most dated non-pass types.

The following year, "44" tabs were issued ... but only for boat plates !


New Jersey License Plate Validation Registration Tab 1943


New Jersey License Plate Validation Registration Tab 1944



In 1952, a multiyear plate was issued for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and trailers.
It was dated "52" and had tab slots on either side of the date.

Annual tabs were used until 1956 for passenger plates, and until 1960 for non-passenger.

black on tan
New Jersey License Plate Validation Registration Tab 1953

red on aluminum
New Jersey License Plate Validation Registration Tab 1954

white on aluminum
New Jersey License Plate Validation Registration Tab 1955

black on aluminum
New Jersey License Plate Validation Registration Tab 1956


blue on aluminum
non-passenger only
New Jersey License Plate Validation Registration Tab 1957

red on aluminum
non-passenger only
New Jersey License Plate Validation Registration Tab 1958

white on aluminum
non-passenger only
New Jersey License Plate Validation Registration Tab 1959

orange on aluminum
non-passenger only
New Jersey License Plate Validation Registration Tab 1960



New Jersey started issuing plate stickers in November of 1999...
20002000 stickers exist only for
November (11) and December (12)
New Jersey License Plate Validation Registration Sticker 2000
20012001 stickers were black on purple
and somewhat difficult to read.
New Jersey License Plate Validation Registration Sticker 2001
2002In September, stickers got rounded corners,
a bolder font for the month numbers,
and the "OFFICIAL USE ONLY"
legend became more pronounced.
TYPE 1
New Jersey License Plate Validation Registration Sticker 2002
TYPE 2
New Jersey License Plate Validation Registration Sticker 2002
20032003 stickers were black on yellow
and tended to fade to white.
New Jersey License Plate Validation Registration Sticker 2003
2004Black on green.New Jersey License Plate Validation Registration Sticker 2004
2005Black on orange, same as 2000 stickers.
Last year for plate stickers.
All months exist, but months
10, 11, and 12 are rare.
New Jersey License Plate Validation Registration Sticker 2005

... and stopped in October 2004.