What Does The New Jersey MVC Do?

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; driving records; boater education and licensing; and boat/vessel registrations.

When you move to New Jersey, you must exchange your driver’s license and apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days of establishing residency in the state. If your vehicle is more than 5 model years old, it will also need to undergo an emissions inspection at an MVC-licensed inspection location.

The MVC also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in New Jersey are not required to get a NJ license or registration while serving in the state.

Online and Third-Party Services

The New Jersey MVC offers several online services, including:

  • Appointments
  • Driver test scheduling
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Driver license/ID card replacement
  • Probationary license upgrades
  • Registration renewal
  • Registration replacement
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Inspection wait time check
  • Inspection scheduling
  • Driving records
  • Address changes
  • Organ donor registration
  • Reinstatement fee payments

You can access many licensing and registration forms online. You can also access the New Jersey Driver Handbook online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The MVC offers an online practice test to help you ace your exam.

The NJ MVC also partners with third-party servicers for title and registration tasks, emissions testing, driver’s education and training, and motorcycle training and testing in the state.

Contact Information

​​Motor Vehicle Commission

Customer Advocacy Office

P.O. Box 403

Trenton, NJ 08666

Phone: (609) 292-6500

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