Senate President Stephen Sweeney
Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli
Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro – The expiration date for driver licenses, registration and inspections has been extended again, officials said on Monday afternoon.

Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton announced that an additional extension will be implemented for the documents as the agency remains closed to due to their continuing efforts to mitigate COVID-19 and safeguard public health.

All standard driver licenses, including permits, all vehicle registrations, vehicle inspections, temporary tags and veteran/Purple Heart placards that were set to expire between March 13 and May 31, have been extended to July 31. Documents expiring June 30 are extended two months to Aug. 31, and those expiring July 31 are extended to Sept. 30.

“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,” Fulton said. “We continue to urge eligible customers to renew their licenses and registrations online at”

Fulton also said that the agency anticipates that “volumes will spike once we reopen and when we reach the end of these extensions”

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. All agency, road testing and inspections facilities have been closed since mid-March.Spokesperson William Connolly said that the agency will share re-opening plans in “due course.”

“All of us at MVC are working diligently on reopening plans that ensure the health and safety of our customers and our employees,” he said.

Most renewals of driver licenses, non-driver IDs and registrations — including some commercial registrations — can be processed online, and customers can change their address, pay fees and use other services online as well. There is also an opportunity for drivers with suspended licenses to get them restored, if they are eligible, via email, Fulton said.

The federal REAL ID deadline has been extended by one year, to October 2021, so customers should not feel any pressure in that regard.

Fulton ordered the initial closure from March 17 through March 30 and then followed that with a two-week extension through April 12, another through April 26, then again through May 11 and most recently through May 25.

District Offices

Gloucester County

Kingsway Commons
935 Kings Highway, Suite 400
West Deptford, NJ 08086
Phone: (856) 251-9801
Fax: (856) 251-9752

Salem/Cumberland Counties

The Finlaw Building
199 East Broadway, Suite G
Salem, NJ 08079
Phone: (856) 339-0808 or
             (856) 455-1011
Fax: (856) 339-9626