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Hours of operation and types of facilities



MOTOR VEHICLE AGENCY INSPECTION
Mon 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Tue 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wed/Thu/Fri 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sat 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Mon–Fri 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sat 7 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

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SUSPENSION and RESTORATION (Full Service Motor Vehicle Agency)
Mon - Fri 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sat Suspension/Restoration service not offered Saturday; M-F only

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Newark
Paterson
Trenton
Eatontown through 11/14/14
Hazlet  beginning 11/17/14
West Deptford

Note: check closings and delays for updates

Knowledge testing is offered during normal business hours. Road testing is conducted Monday through Friday only.

Types of facilities
Motor Vehicle Commission services are offered at: Agencies
Agencies offer services including titles, registration, licenses, non-driver IDs, certified five-year driver history abstracts and more. Permits are only available at a agencies with driver testing services. Refer to each individual location listing.

General hours of operation (except holidays):
Monday- 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Suspensions and Restorations (Full Service Agencies)

Note: NO SUSPENSION/RESTORATION SERVICE on Saturdays
Assistance for walk-in applicants with questions about driving records, points or insurance surcharge. Review the list of services for Suspensions and Restorations.

General hours of operation (except holidays):
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday- Suspension/Restoration service not offered Saturday; M-F only

Full service motor vehicle agencies are located in:
  • Newark
  • Paterson
  • Trenton
  • Eatontown through 11/14/14
  • Hazlet beginning 11/17/14
  • West Deptford
Driver Testing Centers
Driver Testing Centers offer vision and knowledge tests. Permits are only available at agencies with driver testing services. Refer to each individual location listing.

Road tests can be scheduled at the centers, but will be performed at the road test facilities.

General hours of operation (except holidays):
Monday- 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Road test facilities
Before taking a road test, you must pass MVC's vision and knowledge tests which are offered at any Driver Testing Center or Regional Service Center. You can also schedule a road test at these facilities or online.

General hours of operation (except holidays):
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

State inspection stations
You are required to have a vehicle inspection every two years. MVC offers state inspection stations where you can have your vehicle inspected. You can search online to find a state inspection station near you. New car owners' inspection is valid for five years. After that, the standard two-year cycle applies.

Inspection appointments are available at the following locations:
  • Salem
  • Cape May
  • Washington (Warren County)
You can also have your vehicles inspected at Private Inspection Facilities.

General hours of operation (except holidays):
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m.–12:00 p.m.