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Media Contact:
Mike Horan
Elyse Coffey
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(888) 486-3339
RELEASE: Sept 12, 2012

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Score Yourself a Sports Plate and Some Extra Cash in Your Pocket

(TRENTON) – Sports enthusiasts wishing to show their pride on their ride will find it easier on their pocketbooks as the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) today announced it has substantially reduced the annual sports license plate renewal price from $60 to $25 – a customer savings of more than 50 percent. The reduction applies to all sports plate renewals beginning with those due this month.

“This fee decrease is another positive move by the Christie Administration to reduce customer costs for motor vehicle services,” said Raymond P. Martinez, MVC Chairman and Chief Administrator. “I’m confident that fans will be happy to take full advantage of this price reduction and show their team pride with a new sports plate on their vehicle.”

In 2010, the MVC began offering 23 sports-themed license plates, which feature NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA and NASCAR logos, to the general public for $60 each for the first year and a $60 renewal fee thereafter. For those sports plate owners who may have paid an accelerated registration or have already renewed this month, they are encouraged to file for a pro-rated refund by downloading the refund application found at www.njmvc.gov/sports or by calling the MVC’s Refund Unit toll-free at 1-888-486-3339.

Recently, the MVC announced a similar reduction related to online credit card processing fees for motor vehicle transactions. The MVC also kicked off its driver license and ID renewal by mail program late last week to further reduce lines in agencies by allowing customers born on or before Dec. 1, 1964 to Skip the Trip to their local agency.

Over the last two years, the MVC has taken a number of steps to improve service and increase efficiency at its agencies. From modernized facilities and extended service hours to 24-7 online services and a well-trained workforce, the MVC has embarked on an aggressive campaign to improve the customer experience statewide.