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P.O. Box 160
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Mike Horan
Cathleen Lewis
RELEASE: June 18, 2008


Handicapped Plate Process Streamlined
MVC Chief seeks to bring more convenience to customers

(TRENTON) – In keeping with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s (MVC) efforts to ensure efficient and effective motor vehicle services, Chief Administrator Sharon A. Harrington today announced that the organization had decentralized the application process for handicapped plate and placard requests.

“In moving forward with our commitment to providing safety, security and service to the public  we have moved the application process from our Trenton headquarters to our 45 motor vehicle agencies around the state,” said Harrington. “Given that we already process handicapped application renewals in our agencies around the state, this is a common sense move that streamlines the process for those motorists requiring initial plates or placards for their vehicle.”

Prior to Harrington’s announcement MVC customers seeking to obtain handicapped plates or placards had to follow the lengthy process of mailing an application to the MVC’s Trenton headquarters where the request was reviewed and processed. Now, by simply visiting the MVC’s Web site at www.njmvc.gov, customers may download the appropriate application, provide the required information, including proper medical documentation, and visit any agency to obtain the plates or a placard instantly.

“It is our goal to bring more services directly to the people through technology,” added Harrington. “The Web will be a major component that helps us to accomplish this.”

In addition to downloading the handicapped plates/placard application from the Web, customers may also obtain one by calling the MVC General Information line at (888) 486-3339.

Over the last several years, the MVC has advanced a number of projects and initiatives and made decisions to ensure a sustainable organization that to provide excellent service. These efforts have included consolidation of services, moving from month-to-month facility leases and regionalizing some core services. These actions have also allowed the MVC to rely more on technology to bring information and services to customers.