P.O. Box 160
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Mike Horan
Dave Weinstein
RELEASE: June 27, 2006

MVC Marks Grand Opening of Turnersville Agency

(TRENTON) – Shawn Sheekey, Deputy Chief Administrator of the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), today celebrated the grand opening of the Commission’s newest agency with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Joined by State and local officials, Sheekey highlighted features of the new facility and expressed MVC’s strong commitment to providing clean, comfortable and modern facilities for its customers.

“We are making every effort to modernize our facilities statewide to better serve MVC customers. This new Turnersville Agency is another step in accomplishing this task,” said Sheekey. “Through ongoing improvements in the areas of customer service, technology or security, MVC will continue down the road to becoming a model for excellence in Motor Vehicle Services.

Located in Washington Township, Gloucester County, the new Turnersville Agency is less than four miles from the former Williamstown location, which permanently closed on June 22. The new site, at 5200 Black Horse Pike (Route 42 North), in the Ganttown Plaza Shopping Center, was funded through a capital improvement bond as a part of the 2003 Motor Vehicle Customer Service and Security Act. The Turnersville Agency provides 4,800 square feet of business space with 12 customer service counters, including three digital license cameras. Customers will also find more ample parking than previously found in Williamstown.

In an effort to enhance security, MVC has coordinated with the Washington Township Police Department, via the Commission’s Law Enforcement Agency Security Enhancement (LEASE) program, to have a uniformed officer stationed in the Turnersville Agency.

“Having an officer on duty presents a formidable, visible deterrent to fraud,” Sheekey said. “Our partnership with the law enforcement community is yet another way MVC seeks to provide customers with secure, effective and professional motor vehicle services.”

Turnersville customers will be assisted by 28 full-time and six part-time staff members in a pleasant, bright, clean environment.  Hours of operation at Turnersville are weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with late hours on Tuesday evenings until 7:30 p.m. and Saturday hours from 8 a.m. to Noon.   

Sheekey encouraged MVC customers to avoid the end- and beginning-of-the-month rush at MVC agencies by planning to visit mid-week and mid-month. Additionally, a number of transactions may also be completed online at www.njmvc.gov.