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RELEASE: March 23, 2021
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Rahway MVC Center on Limited Operations Until April 5

Agency Will Be Closed Saturday March 27, April 3

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ MVC) has announced the Rahway Licensing Center is on limited operations, and will resume full operations Monday, April 5. Rahway also will be closed on the next two Saturdays, March 27 and April 3.

The MVC has confirmed that a Saturday-only employee at Rahway tested positive for COVID-19. The employee who tested positive was last in the agency Saturday, March 20, and any exposed employees who were in the agency on that day, including some weekday employees, are required to quarantine.

Due to reduced staffing because of the quarantine, some appointments have been canceled at Rahway. Full operations will resume Monday, April 5, once there are enough employees available to fully staff the agency.

Rahway will be closed the next two Saturdays, March 27 and April 3, to comply with necessary quarantines for Saturday personnel.

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:

Newton Vehicle Center

Thursday, March 25

Wayne Licensing Center

Friday, March 26

Bakers Basin Licensing Center

Saturday, March 27

Paterson Regional/Licensing Center

Saturday, March 27

Trenton Regional/Vehicle Center

Saturday, March 27

Rio Grande Licensing Center

Monday, March 29

Jersey City Vehicle Center

Thursday, April 1

Randolph Licensing Center

Saturday, April 3

Salem Licensing Center

Saturday, April 3

MVC Online

The MVC now offers about 75% of transactions online at There are nearly 30 online services available at the website, including most renewals for licenses and registrations.

Before scheduling an appointment, customers should first check to see if their transaction can be completed online and skip the trip to an MVC agency.

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 renewals recently.

Appointment Cancellations

Any appointments canceled due to an MVC agency 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.