NEW JERSEY – A few new online options designed to make getting licenses from the MVC easier have launched in the Garden State, a move that is aimed at reducing congestion at the facilities, according to officials.
Appointments are now available for renewal are:
These options join a series of other online appointment options including:
Long lines have plagued New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Centers since its reopening in July. Starting Nov. 2, some MVC centers shifted to the appointment-only system.
“We will continue to track demand very closely, especially if and when closures due to COVID-19 force appointment cancelations,” said MVC Chief Administrator Sue Fulton. “As with each innovation we have made – at least one new initiative every two weeks since our reopening – we will continue to balance convenience with our ability to meet demand, without compromising the health and safety of our employees and customers.”
The MVC’s centers that went appointment-only on Monday:
The remaining five centers — East Orange, Newton, Runnemede, South Brunswick, and Washington — will continue to serve customers on a walk-in basis, as well as by appointment.
The 11 MVC sites shifting to appointment-only are “Vehicle Centers,” where visits are necessary primarily for registration/title transfers for private vehicle sales, which have significantly increased during the COVID-19 crisis.
At “Licensing Centers,” it’s primarily for first-time licenses, out-of-state transfers, and those with CDLs and temporary visa restricted (TVR) licenses. The idea is to eliminate the need for multiple MVC visits by customers.
Seniors, age 65 and older, will be able to reserve appointments at any time, while continuing to use the “Senior Hours” at Vehicle Centers, designated Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m., now by appointment.
This post contains reporting by Alexis Tarrazi
Thanks for reading! Learn more about posting announcements or events to your local Patch site. Have a news tip you’d like to share? Or maybe you have a press release you would like to submit or a correction you’d like to request? Send an email to [email protected]
Subscribe to your local Patch newsletter. You can also have them delivered to your phone screen by downloading, or by visiting the Google Play store.
This article originally appeared on the Mendham-Chester Patch