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P.O. Box 160
Trenton, NJ
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(609) 292-6500
RELEASE: February 25, 2021
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MVC Centers in Rahway and West Deptford Closed

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ MVC) has announced that the Rahway Licensing Center and West Deptford Regional/Licensing Center are closed due to a single employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location.

Rahway will be closed until Thursday, March 11. The employee who tested positive was last in the agency on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

West Deptford will be closed until Friday, March 12. The employee who tested positive was last in the agency on Thursday, Feb. 25.

MVC Centers Reopening

The following MVC Centers will reopen after full COVID-19 cleaning and the completion of staff quarantine. They had to close because an employee tested positive for COVID-19 at each location, and are scheduled to reopen on these dates:

Paterson Regional/Licensing Center

Friday, Feb. 26

Wallington Vehicle Center

Saturday, Feb. 27

Delanco Licensing Center

Saturday, Feb. 27

Rahway Licensing Center

Thursday, March 11

West Deptford Regional/Licensing Center

Friday, March 12

MVC Online

Many customers can skip the trip to the MVC by going online. Nearly 30 different Motor Vehicle Commission services and transactions are available for customers online at This includes most standard license and registration renewals and replacements.

More than 80% of standard license renewals and 90% of vehicle registration renewals are now being completed without an in-person MVC visit.

MVC In-Person

Walk-ins are only allowed for first time licenses/IDs/permits, name changes, and red decals at Licensing Centers.

Other MVC transactions that can’t be completed online require an appointment that customers need to schedule at

Scheduling an Appointment

Appointments at Licensing and Vehicle Centers must be scheduled at Additional appointments are being added daily, overnight, and up to 60 days in advance.

Appointments are widely available for nearly all transactions. The MVC has added more appointments over the past month, and more than doubled daily appointments for license and registration renewals.

Appointment Cancellations

Any appointments canceled due to an MVC location closure must be rescheduled on the website. Customers will get an email when their appointment has been canceled.

If a customer can’t make their appointment, it should be canceled using the guidance in the confirmation email sent by the MVC upon booking, in order to open the appointment for others.


License/ID and registration renewals that can’t be completed online require an appointment. Renewals are not available on a walk-in basis.

Check Your Documents

Customers should check the expiration date on their documents and renew early. Most licenses can be renewed online three months prior to expiration and most registrations two months prior to expiration. If you can’t renew online, make an appointment when you’re within the renewal window. Don’t wait until you’re up against an expiration date!

Know Before You Go

Before all MVC appointments or walk-in visits, customers should log on to to check whether the agency might be closed because of an employee testing positive for COVID-19, or for any other reason. The MVC has 39 locations to serve customers throughout the state.

Customers can complete many transactions online, schedule appointments, and find out more about MVC operations on the website. Customers can also identify whether a license or vehicle transaction is available online, by appointment, or by walk-in using the “How do I…?” Cheat Sheet on the MVC home page.