NEW JERSEY – The Jersey City Vehicle Center will be closed Tuesday, April 13 and the Flemington Licensing Center will be closed Thursday, April 15 due to staff vaccinations, according to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ MVC).
The Hazlet and Manahawkin Vehicle Centers, along with the Newark Regional/Licensing Center, are closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location:
- Hazlet will reopen Thursday, April 22, and the employee who tested positive there was last in the agency Wednesday, April 7.
- Manahawkin will reopen Saturday, April 24, and the employee who tested positive was last in the agency Friday, April 9.
- Newark will be closed until Tuesday, April 27, and the employee who tested positive was last in the agency there on Monday, April 12.
The closure of Lakewood Vehicle Center has been extended to Friday, April 16, due to an additional employee testing positive for COVID-19, requiring a revised timeline for staff quarantine.
Lastly, as previously announced, IRP/IFTA in-person services remain closed at Trenton Regional until Wednesday, April 14.
MVC Centers Reopening:
The following MVC Centers will reopen after full COVID-19 cleaning and the completion of staff quarantine. They had to close because an employee tested positive for COVID-19 at each location, and are scheduled to reopen on these dates:
|Cherry Hill Licensing Center||Wednesday, April 14|
|Flemington Licensing Center||Wednesday, April 14|
|Eatontown Regional/Licensing Center||Thursday, April 15|
|Lakewood Vehicle Center||Friday, April 16|
|North Bergen Licensing Center||Friday, April 16|
|East Orange Vehicle Center||Monday, April 19|
|Hazlet Vehicle Center||Thursday, April 22|
|Manahawkin Vehicle Center||Saturday, April 24|
|Newark Regional/Licensing Center||Tuesday, April 27|
The MVC now offers over 75% of transactions online at NJMVC.gov. There are nearly 30 online services available at the website, including most renewals for licenses and registrations.
Before scheduling an appointment, customers should first check to see if their transaction can be completed online and skip the trip to an MVC agency.
Scheduling an Appointment for an In-Person Visit:
Nearly all in-person transactions at both Licensing Centers and Vehicle Centers require an appointment scheduled at NJMVC.gov.
Appointments are scheduled up to 60 days in advance and are widely available. The MVC has steadily grown the number of appointments, adding thousands each day.
Any appointments canceled due to an MVC agency closure must be rescheduled on the website. Customers will get an email when their appointment has been canceled.
If a customer can’t make an appointment, it should be canceled using guidance in the MVC’s confirmation email to open the appointment for others.
License/ID and registration renewals that can’t be completed online require an appointment. Renewals are not available on a walk-in basis.
Check Your Documents:
Customers should check the expiration date on their documents and renew early. Most licenses can be renewed online three months before expiration and most vehicle registrations two months before expiration. If you can’t renew online, make an appointment within the renewal window. Don’t wait until you’re up against an expiration date!
Know Before You Go:
Before all MVC visits, customers should log on to NJMVC.gov to check if the agency might be closed because of an employee testing positive for COVID-19, or for any other reason. The MVC has 39 locations to serve customers throughout the state.
Customers can complete many transactions online, schedule appointments, and find out more about MVC operations on the website. Customers can also identify whether a license or vehicle transaction is available online, by appointment, or walk-in