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Are New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agencies closed? What if my driver license expires or my vehicle is due for an inspection?

Last Updated: 05/19/2020

All New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agencies, road testing, and inspection facilities remain closed to the public as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Most renewals of driver licenses, non-driver IDs, and registrations -- including some commercial registrations -- can be processed online at NJMVC.gov. Customers can change their address, pay fees, and access other services online as well.

DRIVER'S LICENSES

All driver licenses, non-driver IDs, vehicle registrations, inspection stickers, and temporary tags expiring before May 31 have been extended to July 31. Documents expiring in June or July are extended by two months.

In addition, the federal REAL ID requirement has been extended for another year, until October 2021.

Drivers with suspended licenses can seek to get licenses restored, if they are eligible, using email instead of phone or in-person interactions. Drivers who believe they are eligible for restoration should email suspension.info@mvc.nj.gov.

For additional information, refer to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission's Frequently Asked Questions document, which is regularly updated.

CANCELLED APPOINTMENTS

REAL ID Appointments: Keep your cancellation email -- When the Agencies re-open, you can get a walk-in appointment at any time for 30 days by showing your cancellation email.

Road Test Appointment: Road tests, including commercial road tests, are suspended. When we re-open, those whose appointments were cancelled will receive priority handling. We will also re-open with increased capacity in order to clear the backlog quickly.

Pre-Conference Hearing: Pre-conference hearings are currently suspended. We are working to create options to continue pre-conference hearings if closure continues beyond what is currently planned. We will contact you directly if we are able to conduct your hearing remotely.

NOTE: Other MVC operations are continuing, through online services like license and registration renewal, as well as other functions, including MVC operations that support commercial trucking critical to keeping the all-important supply chain moving during the COVID-19 public health crisis. MVC Essential Personnel should report to work as previously directed.

Source: https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200423b.shtml; https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/pdf/about/FREQUENTLY%20ASKED%20QUESTIONS.pdf