The head of New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission got an earful from lawmakers about their constituents’ frustrations with MVC office closures, appointment delays and service slowdowns during the pandemic. MVC chief administrator Sue Fulton was asked about the shortcomings when she appeared before the Assembly Budget Committee Monday, ostensibly to discuss her agency’s latest budget request. Fulton told lawmakers that as many as six to 10 agencies — out of a total of 39 statewide — can be closed “due to staff quarantines [caused by a positive COVID-19 test] on any given day.”
Three new MVC centers closed Monday because of an employee testing positive for COVID-91: Bayonne (reopens Apr. 29), Cherry Hill (reopens Apr. 30), and Toms River (reopens May 3). That brings to seven the number of centers that currently are closed. The others are in Delanco (reopens Apr. 29), Hazlet (reopens Apr. 22), Manahawkin (reopens Apr. 24) and Newark (reopens Apr. 27).
The MVC urges people to consult its “Cheat Sheet” to learn which transactions can be completed online and which require an in-person appointment.