NJMVC Opens Newest Agency in Delanco
DELANCO -- The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission today celebrated the opening of its latest agency during a ceremonial ribbon-cutting here.
The MVC’s top administrators, state lawmakers, and other officials joined the formal opening ceremonies outside the facility, as agency staff provided services to the public inside. The agency opened for business for the first time yesterday. At 12,114 square feet, it rivals the MVC’s Bakers Basin agency in Lawrenceville as the Commission’s largest.
“As New Jersey’s driving public continues to grow, our infrastructure and services must also grow to meet the demand,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “This latest addition to the New Jersey MVC will better meet the needs of our South Jersey drivers.’’
In both scale and operation, the Delanco facility provides far more for customers than was available at the 4,000-square-foot Mount Holly agency that permanently closed its doors on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Unlike the Mount Holly agency, which was located in a shopping plaza 10 miles due east, Delanco also offers road testing as well as CDL and motorcycle testing services.
“By improving on our offerings, we are continuing to fulfill our mission of promoting motor vehicle safety and setting the standard for efficient, innovative, and responsive government services,’’ said MVC Chief Administrator B. Sue Fulton. “This larger agency will also be critical to our operation as we prepare for an influx of customers during the rollout of the federally mandated REAL ID program over the next two years.’’
“By the October, 2020, REAL ID deadline, we expect millions of New Jerseyans will visit our service counters at our agencies across the state for the new licenses and identity documents,’’ Chief Fulton added. “Logistically, facilities like our newest addition in Delanco will better equip our staff to serve them.”
In addition to the on-site commercial driver license road course, Delanco features nearly twice the number of agency windows, at 23, and identification check points, at five.
The Delanco agency cost the MVC $9.4 million to build.
“This spacious facility has our most up-to-date technology and new accommodations for both the public and our staff,” said NJMVC Deputy Administrator of Agency Services Robert Grill. “At the end of the day, exceptional service is at the core of everything we do.”
In addition to Delanco, the MVC has 38 other agencies located across all of the state’s 21 counties.
For more information on the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s new Delanco facility, log onto www.state.nj.us/mvc, call 609-292-6500 or visit the location at 400 Creek Road.