New Jersey announces June reopening plan for DMV

Motorists in New Jersey will soon be able to access in-person services at motor vehicle buildings across the state, including behind the wheel drivers tests and licenses distribution and renewal.

Governor Phil Murphy says department offices will reopen on Monday, June 15 and provide pick-up and drop off services. Behind the road tests and license distribution will begin again on June 29. 

To meet the "pent-up demand" for these services, Murphy says the state has tripled its number of road test examiners. The state hopes to complete roughly 16,300 tests per week.

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Department employees and customers are required to follow social distancing and mitigation guidelines set by the state. 

“With the phased reopening of the Motor Vehicle Commission, we’re passing another important milestone on the Road Back,’’ Murphy said. “The MVC is implementing smart, innovative plans to safely deliver motor vehicle services to New Jerseyans as we continue the fight against COVID-19.’’

Motor Vehicle Chief Administrator Sue Fulton described said customers will notice a revamped experience with more efficient processes.

Workspaces have now include Plexiglas barriers and other social distancing measures. Department employees will return to work next week, for health and safety briefings, hardware and software reboots, and training on new protocols.

In an effort to manage crowd size, some department buildings have been designated vehicle centers and others are Licensing Centers. Information on where customers can seek service can be found on the department's website.


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