Jersey Drivers Get Another Extension From the MVC
The good news is if you are concerned about your license or registration expiring soon, don't worry -- you've been given another extension.
The bad news? The backlog of things people can only get done in-person at the MVC continues to grow everyday.
The NJMVC announced Monday that any documents that expire(d) between March 13th and May 31st have been automatically extended to July 31st. Any documents that expire on June 30th are now extended until August 31st. Anything that expires on July 31st now expires on September 30th.
The extension applies to drivers licenses and permits, vehicle registrations, vehicle inspection stickers, temporary license plates, and Purple Heart/disabled veteran placards.
In a press release, Sue Fulton, chief administrator for the MVC, said, "Extending the expiration dates further is the right move with our agencies closed to the public, as we work to stamp out the threat of COVID-19 together. We continue to urge eligible customers to renew their licenses and registrations online at NJMVC.gov."
However, not everything can be done online. Among the biggest backlogs when the NJMVC reopens will be written and road tests for new drivers, Real ID licenses, and registering/re-titling vehicles that were bought privately. All of those things need to be done in-person.
The NJMVC has already rejected a petition to allow teenage drivers to obtain a license without a permit, according to NJ.com.
As for when the NJMVC may open, there is no word on an official date yet, however, it's likely to be some time. On Monday, Gov. Murphy indicated that large gatherings of people, such as waiting in line at the MVC, wouldn't happen until the later stages of his statewide reopening plans.