TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ-MVC) has announced that the North Bergen Licensing Center has been closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, and will reopen Thursday, Feb. 18.
The employee who tested positive was last in the agency Wednesday, Feb. 3.
MVC Centers Reopening
The following MVC Centers will reopen after full COVID-19 cleaning and the completion of staff quarantine. They had to close because an employee tested positive for COVID-19 at each location, and are scheduled to reopen on these dates:
Somerville Vehicle Center
Monday, Feb. 8
West Deptford Regional/Licensing Center
Tuesday, Feb. 16
North Bergen Licensing Center
Thursday, Feb. 18
Many customers can skip the trip to the MVC by going online. Nearly 30 different Motor Vehicle Commission services and transactions are available for customers online at NJMVC.gov. This includes most standard license and registration renewals and replacements.
Over the last two months, more than 80% of standard license renewals and 90% of vehicle registration renewals were completed without an in-person MVC visit.
Walk-ins are only allowed for first time licenses/IDs/permits, name changes, and red decals at Licensing Centers.
Other MVC transactions that can’t be completed online require an appointment that customers need to schedule at NJMVC.gov.
Scheduling an Appointment
Appointments at Licensing and Vehicle Centers must be scheduled at NJMVC.gov. Additional appointments are being added daily, overnight, and up to 60 days in advance. Customers should check multiple MVC locations online after midnight to best secure an appointment.
Any appointments canceled due to an MVC location closure must be rescheduled on the website. Customers will get an email when their appointment has been canceled.
If a customer can’t make their appointment, it should be canceled using the guidance in the confirmation email sent by the MVC upon booking, in order to open the appointment for others.
License/ID and registration renewals that can’t be completed online require an appointment. Renewals are not available on a walk-in basis.
Know Before You Go
Before all MVC appointments or walk-in visits, customers should log on to NJMVC.gov to check whether the agency might be closed because of an employee testing positive for COVID-19, or for any other reason. The MVC has 39 locations to serve customers throughout the state.
Customers can complete many transactions online, schedule appointments, and find out more about MVC operations on the website. Customers can also identify whether a license or vehicle transaction is available online, by appointment, or by walk-in using the “How do I…?” Cheat Sheet on the MVC home page.