TEMPORARY PLATES 1956-1992 Issued by dealers to use until the actual plates arrived from the DMV.
The earlier ones attached to the car in the "standard" license plate location on the back bumper.
 
Cardboard temporary tags were used from 1956(?) until 1980.

1957
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1959
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1961
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1965
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1966
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1968Jeff Fazekas
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1969
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1972
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1975
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1976
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate


Non-Resident temp tags were in a similar style but had green lettering.

c.1970
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1971
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1972
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1973Greg Kostecki
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1971
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1972
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1975Drew Steitz
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1975
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1975
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1976
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate


Starting in 1981, dealers were allowed to place new regular-issue (metal) plates on new cars, and then file the registration papers later.

In May of 1983, this process was discontinued, and new paper temporary plates were used - these went in the back window.

1983NON-RESIDENT
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1984
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1985
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1986
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1986
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1987
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

198760-DAY
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1988
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

198860-DAY
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

198960-DAY
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1989
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate


This style was discontinued around 1992.