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P.O. Box 160
Trenton, NJ
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(609) 292-6500
RELEASE: October 13, 2020
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CDL Renewals Now Available by Appointment at NJMVC

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission today announced that renewals for Commercial Driver Licenses (CDLs) are now available by appointment at MVC Licensing Centers. Most basic (non-commercial) license renewals are already available online at

Appointments can be scheduled to renew valid New Jersey CDLs at . The first available appointments will begin Thursday, October 15.

In this launch phase, we are only scheduling 30 days at a time, which allows greater flexibility to respond to unexpected closures and/or add capacity.

Offering CDL renewals by appointment will improve customer service for one of the few transactions that require a visit to an MVC Licensing Center, ensuring vital truckers and bus drivers can stay on the road.

Due to federal regulations, CDL holders in NJ must visit an MVC Licensing Center to renew commercial licenses. CDLs cannot be renewed online at, unlike most NJ driver licenses.

The MVC previously announced that Commercial Driver Licenses (CDLs) and Commercial Learner Permits (CLPs) that expired after March 1 have been extended to December 31.

Medical certifications and HAZMAT endorsements have been extended for commercial drivers, as well. More details about the extensions are available at the MVC website.

For more MVC news and updates, and to learn more about getting a CDL in New Jersey, visit