WINDSHIELD STICKERS 1956-1985
 
The first "modern" NJ windshield stickers were issued in 1956.
When NJ adopted staggered registration renewal in 1956, all cars got 1956 tabs for their plates and a windshield sticker expiring in 1956 or 1957.

1956
Bruce Bufalini

1957
Small size
(2½ x 2½ in.)

1957Large size
(3 x 3 in.)

1958Old style

1958New style

1959

1960

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968Lee Madigan

1969


The blue - yellow - green color cycle was used from 1970 to 1983 (and again from 1986 to 1997).

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977


Starting in 1977 some stickers used separate month number "inserts", and some had the month number printed as part of the sticker.

1977

1978

1979

1980

1980

1981

1981

1982

1982


In August of 1982, NJ ran a pilot program with biannual inspections; the first 1984 inspection stickers were actually issued in August of 1982.
This practice was ended by December, 1982.
(The latest month that you will see on a 1983 inspection sticker is September.)
Info from Steve Bier

1983

1983


Starting with the 1984 windshield stickers, the placement changed to the driver's side of the windshield.

Also for 1984 and 1985, the windshield stickers had the months of expiration around the edge, and the proper month was punched out.

1984

1985


These were too hard to read (I guess we were used to the big month number) so in 1986, the stickers reverted back to the "standard" type.