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Coronavirus Information Update

Posted: May 19, 2020

All information, alerts and announcements related to the current COVID-19 situation are now posted on this separate page »

Governor Murphy on May 18, 2020 signed Executive Order No. 147 authorizing certain outdoor activities at recreational businesses such as archery ranges, batting cages, golf driving ranges, horseback riding, shooting, ranges, tennis clubs, community gardens and more effective 6:00 a.m. Friday, May 22nd.

On May 18, 2020, Governor Murphy and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton announced additional extensions to driver license, registration and inspection expiration dates in their continuing efforts to mitigate COVID-19 and safeguard public health.
Effective immediately, the following documents, if expiring between March 13 and May 31, have been extended to July 31. Documents expiring June 30 are extended two months to August 31, and those expiring July 31 are extended to September 30.

  • 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

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 NJMVC 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 NJMVC 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.

Customers also should check NJMVC.gov for the latest information and updates.

NJ COVID-19 Information Hub
NJ Department of Health

NJ 211: Speak to a healthcare professional at 1-800-962-1253. For general information and basic needs, dial 211. For alerts/updates, text NJCOVID to 898-211.