P.O. Box 160
Contact: Mike Horan
RELEASE: November 9, 2007
License Extension Offered for Active Duty Military Personnel
(TRENTON) – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Chief Administrator Sharon A. Harrington reminded all New Jerseyans who are active duty military, including the National Guard and Military Reserves, serving in the war on terrorism that they are eligible for automatic extensions of a valid driver license, registration and inspection expiration dates.
Each year, Chief Administrator Harrington signs an Administrative Order, which grants extensions to military personnel during active service in the war on terrorism (including Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom) or Operation Iraqi Freedom. License, registration and inspection documents will remain valid until two weeks after demobilization.
Law enforcement are aware of the extension, however, military personnel should carry a copy of the letter signed by Chief Administrator Harrington, which can be found on www.njmvc.gov, along with their active duty military credentials when operating a motor vehicle.
“As people across the state gather for Veterans Day to offer their thanks to those who have defended our country, it is important that we honor those who continue to defend our freedoms,” Harrington said. “This order is just one small step in easing the burden on our active duty military personnel.”