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Somerville Vehicle Center closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

SOMERVILLE, NJ (Somerset County) – Somerville Vehicle Center has been closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, and will reopen Monday, Feb. 8.

The employee who tested positive was last in the agency Saturday, Jan. 23.

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 the corresponding dates:

MVC Centers Reopening

Edison Licensing Center Friday, Jan. 29
Randolph Licensing Center Monday, Feb. 1
Cherry Hill Vehicle Center Wednesday, Feb. 3
Wayne Licensing Center Friday, Feb. 5
Camden Licensing Center Friday, Feb. 5
Trenton Regional/Vehicle Center Friday, Feb. 5
Paterson Regional/Licensing Center Friday, Feb. 5
Somerville Vehicle Center Monday, Feb. 8
  • MVC Online

Many customers can skip the trip to the MVC by going online. Nearly 30 different Motor Vehicle Commission services and transactions are available for customers online at This includes most basic license and registration renewals and replacements.

Over the last two months, approximately 85% of standard license renewals and 95% of vehicle registration renewals were completed without an MVC visit.

  • MVC In-Person

Walk-ins are only allowed for first time licenses/IDs/permits, name changes, and red decals at Licensing Centers. Other MVC transactions that can’t be completed online require an appointment that customers schedule at

  • Scheduling an Appointment

Appointments at Licensing and Vehicle Centers must be scheduled at Additional appointments are being added daily, overnight, and up to 60 days in advance. Customers should check multiple MVC locations online after midnight to best secure an appointment.

  • Appointment Cancellations

If a customer can’t make a scheduled appointment, it should be canceled using the guidance in the confirmation email sent by the MVC upon booking, in order to open the appointment for others.

Any appointments canceled due to an MVC location COVID closure must be rescheduled on the website. Customers will be notified by email when their appointment has been canceled.

  • Renewals

License/ID and registration renewals that can’t be completed online require an appointment. Renewals are not available on a walk-in basis.

Before all MVC appointments or walk-in visits, customers should log on to to check whether the location might be closed because of an employee testing positive for COVID-19. The MVC has 39 agencies throughout the state, divided into 23 Licensing Centers and 16 Vehicle Centers.

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 by walk-in using the “How do I…? Cheat Sheet” in the Quick Links menu on the home page.

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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