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MVC agency, inspection station closures extended again

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton has announced that the closure of all New Jersey MVC agency, road testing and inspection facilities is again being extended as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The closures, which had been extended through April 12, will now continue until April 27. Fulton made the latest announcement on April 9.

Other MVC operations are continuing through online services like license and registration renewal, and other functions, including MVC operations that support commercial trucking, according to a press release.

The extended closure is necessary for a number of other MVC operations, such as in-agency visits and road testing, as those operations bring people into closer proximity to each other than is recommended under public health guidelines, according to the press release.

To assist in limiting crowds and combating the spread of COVID-19, Fulton on March 13 ordered two-month expiration date extensions through May for driver’s licenses, including commercial driver’s licenses, as well as vehicle registrations and inspection stickers, according to the press release.

Online services also remain available in many areas.

“Fortunately, we have expanded our online capabilities over the past year and many of our customers can use these services for their needs,’’ Fulton said. “In most cases you can renew your license, replace a lost license, change your address, renew your registration and complete other transactions through our easy-to-use online portal.

“The safety of our citizens is paramount and we will use every means at our disposal to ensure they are protected,” she said.

Fulton ordered the initial closure from March 17 through March 30 and followed that with a two-week extension through April 12.

With the threat from COVID-19 continuing and New Jersey having the second most cases in the United States, it has now been determined to continue the closures until April 27, according to the press release.

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