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Extensions Due to Covid-19 Crisis

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission has announced additional extensions to driver license, registration, and inspection expiration dates in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Effective immediately, documents expiring between March 13 and May 31, have been extended to July 31. Documents expiring June 30 are extended two months to Aug. 31. Documents expiring on July 31 are extended to September 30. Included are:

  • All Standard driver licenses (including permits) and standard non-driver IDs
  • Privately owned and commercial vehicle registrations
  • Vehicle inspections
  • Purple Heart/Disabled Veteran placards
  • Temporary tags

“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,” said MVC Chief Administrator Sue Fulton. “We continue to urge eligible customers to renew their licenses and registrations online at NJMVC.gov.”

By law, Chief Administrator Fulton has the authority to extend expiration dates when a State of Emergency has been declared. Governor Murphy extended the State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency on May 6 as part of the state’s coordinated COVID-19 response.

On March 13, the MVC initially announced two-month extensions for licenses, registrations, and inspection stickers expiring in March, April, and May, timelines that have now been pushed back.

The MVC encourages customers to utilize online services, which have been expanded during the COVID-19 crisis. In most cases, customers can renew a license, replace a lost license, change an address, renew a registration, and complete other transactions through the NJMVC’s Online Services portal.