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RELEASE: March 10, 2021
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Oakland MVC Center Closed Due to COVID-19

Cherry Hill Reopens After Completion of Quarantine and Cleaning

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ MVC) today announced the Oakland Licensing Center has been closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, while the Cherry Hill Vehicle Center will be reopening Thursday, March 11.

Oakland will be closed until Tuesday, March 23, and the employee who tested positive was last in the agency Monday, March 8.

Cherry Hill will be reopening tomorrow, March 11, and fully operational after quarantine closing and full COVID-19 cleaning.

Additionally, the closures of the Newark Regional/Licensing Center and Springfield Vehicle Center have been extended, as another employee tested positive at each location, requiring a revised timeline for staff quarantine.

Newark will now reopen on Saturday, March 13, and Springfield on Saturday, March 20.

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:

Cherry Hill Vehicle Center

Thursday, March 11

Rahway Licensing Center

Friday, March 12

West Deptford Regional/Licensing Center

Friday, March 12

Newark Regional/Licensing Center

Saturday, March 13

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

Saturday, March 20

North Bergen Licensing Center

Monday, March 22

East Orange Vehicle Center

Tuesday, March 23

Oakland Licensing Center

Tuesday, March 23

MVC Online

Many customers can go online and skip the trip to the MVC. 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 both Licensing Centers and Vehicle Centers require an appointment scheduled at

Appointments are scheduled up to 60 days in advance and are widely available. The MVC has more than doubled daily appointments for license and registration recently.

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 an appointment, it should be canceled using guidance in the MVC’s confirmation email 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 before expiration and most vehicle registrations two months before expiration. If you can’t renew online, make an appointment 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 if 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 walk-in by using the MVC “Cheat Sheet” on the home page of the website.