COVID-19: Motor vehicle centers are now by appointment only
BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS
Starting today, Dec. 14, all Motor Vehicle Centers will be open by appointment only. No walk-ins will be allowed at the centers.
Walk-ins are still allowed at MVC Licensing Centers for new licenses, non-driver IDs, and permits.
“We’ve made tremendous progress in clearing the backlog of registrations for newly purchased used vehicles, which enables us to move fully to an appointment system in vehicle centers, reducing our capacity but increasing customer convenience,” said Sue Fulton, Chief Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Commission.
Appointments at vehicle centers for new titles/registrations and registration renewals for customers ineligible for online renewal can be scheduled at NJMVC.gov. Recently, appointments were added at Vehicle Centers for duplicate or replacement titles.
Appointments during the hours 2-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays continue to be reserved for seniors.
Licensing centers offer walk-in service for a new license, non-driver ID, or permit. Inspection centers remain open. They also offer service by appointment for out-of-state transfers, in-person renewals, and driver knowledge tests.
The MVC has added more appointments at all locations for improved customer service.
“While the new surge of COVID-19 cases continues to impact our staffing, we will be adding more appointments every day to accommodate those whose appointments were canceled due to COVID quarantines,” Fulton said.
To make an appointment for any service, customers should log on to NJMVC.gov and scroll down to the “Schedule an Appointment” box or use the “Make Appointment” menu header. Appointments are scheduled on a rolling 30-day basis.
Most basic license and registration renewals or replacements can be completed online at NJMVC.gov. There are nearly thirty different online services and transactions available at the MVC website.