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RELEASE: March 31, 2021
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Lakewood and Flemington MVC Centers Closed Due to COVID-19

Over 75% of Transactions Now Online at

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ MVC) today announced the Lakewood Vehicle Center and Flemington Licensing Center are closed due to a single employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location.

Lakewood will be closed until Thursday, April 15, and the employee who tested positive was last in the agency Wednesday, March 31.

Flemington will be closed until Wednesday, April 14, and the employee who tested positive there was last in the agency Tuesday, March 30.


All MVC facilities will be closed Friday, April 2, in observance of Good Friday. Regular operations will resume at all MVC facilities Saturday, April 3 (unless closed 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:

Randolph Licensing Center

Saturday, April 3

Bayonne Licensing Center

Saturday, April 3

Salem Licensing Center

Saturday, April 3

South Plainfield Licensing Center

Tuesday, April 6

Somerville Vehicle Center

Tuesday, April 6

Rahway Licensing Center

Wednesday, April 7

South Brunswick Vehicle Center

Friday, April 9

Delanco Licensing Center

Friday, April 9

Oakland Licensing Center

Monday, April 12

Eatontown Regional/Licensing Center

Monday, April 12

Flemington Licensing Center

Wednesday, April 14

Lakewood Vehicle Center

Thursday, April 15



MVC Online

The MVC now offers over 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 steadily grown the number of appointments, adding thousands each day.

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.