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RELEASE: March 5, 2021
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Springfield MVC Center Closed Due to COVID-19

Freehold Closed March 6 Due to Limited Staffing

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ MVC) today announced that the Springfield Vehicle Center is closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, and will reopen Friday, March 19.

The employee who tested positive was last in the agency Thursday, March 4.

In addition, the Freehold Licensing Center will be closed Saturday, March 6, due to staffing limitations unrelated to COVID-19. Regular operations will resume at Freehold on Monday, March 8.

As previously announced, the Washington Vehicle Center also will be closed March 6, as Saturday employees at that location continue to quarantine following an earlier closure due to COVID-19.

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:

Eatontown Regional/Licensing Center

Monday, March 8

Newark Regional/Licensing Center

Wednesday, March 10

Cherry Hill Vehicle Center

Thursday, March 11

Rahway Licensing Center

Friday, March 12

West Deptford Regional/Licensing Center

Friday, March 12

Vineland Licensing Center

Monday, March 15

Salem Licensing Center

Monday, March 15

Lodi Licensing Center

Monday, March 15

Flemington Licensing Center

Monday, March 15

Springfield Vehicle Center

Friday, March 19

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 nearly all vehicle registration renewals are now being completed without an in-person MVC visit.

Scheduling an Appointment for an In-Person Visit

Nearly all in-person transactions at MVC Vehicle and Licensing Centers require an appointment that is scheduled at

Appointments are scheduled up to 60 days in advance and 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 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 MVC “Cheat Sheet” on the home page of the website.