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Randolph MVC Licensing Center closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

NEW JERSEY – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ MVC) Friday announced the Randolph and Salem Licensing Centers are closed due to a single employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location. Both Centers will reopen Friday, April 2.

At each location, the employee who tested positive was last in the agency on Thursday, March 18.

Road Test Operations at Randolph will reopen for regular hours next week.

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:

Springfield Vehicle Center Monday, March 22
North Bergen Licensing Center Monday, March 22
East Orange Vehicle Center Tuesday, March 23
Oakland Licensing Center Tuesday, March 23
Newton Vehicle Center Thursday, March 25
Wayne Licensing Center Friday, March 26
Bakers Basin Licensing Center Saturday, March 27
Paterson Regional/Licensing Center Saturday, March 27
Trenton Regional/Vehicle Center Saturday, March 27
Rio Grande Licensing Center Monday, March 29
Jersey City Vehicle Center Thursday, April 1
Randolph Licensing Center Friday, April 2
Salem Licensing Center Friday, April 2

MVC Online:

The MVC now offers about 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 more than doubled daily appointments for license and registration renewals recently.

Appointment Cancellations:

Any appointments canceled due to an MVC location 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.

Renewals:

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 by using the MVC “Cheat Sheet” on the home page of the website.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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