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

SOMERVILLE, NJ (Somerset County) – Somerville Vehicle Center is closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, and will reopen Saturday, Dec. 26, according to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

The employee who tested positive was last in the Somerville Center Friday, Dec. 11.

Including Somerville, fifteen MVC Centers in total are closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location.These Centers are scheduled to reopen on the following dates:

  • Trenton Regional/Vehicle Center – Wednesday, Dec. 16
  • Newark Regional/Licensing Center – Wednesday, Dec. 16
  • Flemington Licensing Center – Wednesday, Dec. 16
  • North Bergen Licensing Center – Thursday, Dec. 17
  • Cardiff Licensing Center – Thursday, Dec. 17
  • Paterson Regional/Licensing Center – Saturday, Dec. 19
  • Freehold Licensing Center – Monday, Dec. 21
  • Toms River Licensing Center – Tuesday, Dec. 22
  • Bayonne Licensing Center – Wednesday, Dec. 23
  • Wallington Vehicle Center – Wednesday, Dec. 23
  • Edison Licensing Center – Thursday, Dec. 24
  • Vineland Licensing Center – Saturday, Dec. 26
  • Turnersville Vehicle Center – Saturday, Dec. 26
  • Jersey City Vehicle Center – Saturday, Dec. 26
  • Somerville Vehicle Center – Saturday, Dec. 26

Eatontown Regional/Licensing Center will be reopening tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 15, and fully operational after quarantine closing and full COVID-19 cleaning.

All MVC Vehicle Centers are now open by appointment only. No walk-ins are allowed at Vehicle Centers.

MVC Licensing Centers still accept walk-in customers for select transactions, like new licenses, permits, or non-driver IDs. Other transactions at Licensing Centers require an appointment.

All appointments are scheduled at Appointments are added each day, on a rolling 30-day basis.

Any appointments that are canceled due to a COVID-19 closure must be rescheduled at the website. Customers are notified by email when their appointment has been canceled.

Customers should always log on to to check the status of locations before visiting any MVC facility. Customers also can identify whether a transaction is available online, by appointment, or by walk-in using the new “How do I…?” Cheat Sheet in the Quick Links on the MVC 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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