At a Glance:
- New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agencies, road testing, and inspection facilities, are closed to the public until March 30, 2020.
- All driver licenses, non-driver IDs, vehicle registrations, and inspections stickers expiring before May 31, 2020, have been extended by two months.
- Online services remain available.
- Title 39 Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulation is still in effect and citizens are subject to enforcement for speeding, DUI and all other Title 39 offense.
Essential state government operations, including those administered by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, are continuing during the Public Health Emergency.
The public is affected as we cannot access many of services we are used to doing in person. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, all New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agencies, road testing, and inspection facilities, are closed to the public until March 30, 2020.
Additionally, all driver licenses, non-driver IDs, vehicle registrations, and inspections stickers expiring before May 31, 2020, have been extended by two (2) months.
The New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles provides many on-line services that are not affected by the stay-at-home order. A standard driver license and vehicle registration can be renewed on-line, and drivers can use the website to do other transactions, including payment of a surcharge or restoration fee. During the present health emergency, these on-line services are even more beneficial. After our lives and government operation return to normal, we can all continue to use the on-line services for convenience and to save time.
There is no known furlough or exception to motor vehicle violations during the pandemic. Anyone operating a motor vehicle in New Jersey during the State of Emergency are still subject to the enforcement of Title 39 Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI/DUI) Driving While License is Suspended or Revoked and Speeding. The penalties and consequences associated with these offenses can be significant, and may result in a license suspension, costly fines and surcharges, and/or jail time. Depending on the circumstances, a conviction for Driving While Suspended may also result in a criminal record.
If you or a family member have any questions about motor vehicle offenses or municipal courts during the COVID-19 pandemic, please do not hesitate to contact us at Rosenberg│Perry & Associates. We are all in this together and we are happy to help however we can.