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RELEASE: April 12, 2021
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Jersey City Closed April 13, Flemington April 15 for Staff Vaccinations

Hazlet, Manahawkin, Newark MVC Centers Closed Due to COVID-19

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJ MVC) today announced the Jersey City Vehicle Center will be closed Tuesday, April 13, due to staff vaccinations.

The Flemington Licensing Center also will be closed Thursday, April 15, for staff vaccinations.

The Hazlet and Manahawkin Vehicle Centers, along with the Newark Regional/Licensing Center, are closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19 at each location:

  • Hazlet will reopen Thursday, April 22, and the employee who tested positive there was last in the agency Wednesday, April 7.
  • Manahawkin will reopen Saturday, April 24, and the employee who tested positive was last in the agency Friday, April 9.
  • Newark will be closed until Tuesday, April 27, and the employee who tested positive was last in the agency there on Monday, April 12.


The closure of Lakewood Vehicle Center has been extended to Friday, April 16, due to an additional employee testing positive for COVID-19, requiring a revised timeline for staff quarantine.

Lastly, as previously announced, IRP/IFTA in-person services remain closed at Trenton Regional until Wednesday, April 14.

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 Licensing Center

Wednesday, April 14

Flemington Licensing Center

Wednesday, April 14

Eatontown Regional/Licensing Center

Thursday, April 15

Lakewood Vehicle Center

Friday, April 16

North Bergen Licensing Center

Friday, April 16

East Orange Vehicle Center

Monday, April 19

Hazlet Vehicle Center

Thursday, April 22

Manahawkin Vehicle Center

Saturday, April 24

Newark Regional/Licensing Center

Tuesday, April 27



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.