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Next-of-Kin Registry

You need the following items to start the next-of-kin registry process:

  • Valid Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Valid Driver's License Number
  • Applicant's Current Zip Code

The Next-of-Kin Registry is a New Jersey statewide web-based system that allows individuals at least 14 years of age to voluntarily submit and maintain emergency contact information through the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. This non-public information will only be used by law enforcement officers to locate designated emergency contacts in an event that a person is involved in a vehicle crash that renders him or her unable to communicate. To register the next-of-kin, click on the "Register Next-of-Kin" link below to fill out the form. You will need the applicant's current zip code, driver's license number and his/her full social security number. Up to two emergency contacts may be entered with their first name, last name and primary 10-digit phone number. Contacts may be changed and/or added at any time by logging into the registry. To learn more about the Next-of-Kin Registry, please visit the Next-Of-Kin Registry FAQ page.