Bayonne MVC closed for two weeks following COVID-19 cases

The MVC is a licensing center that can complete transactions unavailable online

The Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) in Bayonne is closed for two weeks due to COVID-19.

“BAYONNE LICENSING CENTER is closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, and will reopen Tuesday, November 24,” the NJ MVC tweeted on Nov. 10.

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The MVCs in North Bergen and Jersey City closed earlier in the fall for two weeks following employees testing positive for the virus.

What licensing centers do

Prior to the temporary closure, the Bayonne MVC had been designated a licensing center. This means it will process only license transactions that cannot be processed online.

The transactions that can be done in person at a licensing center have been limited because residents can complete transactions online, according to the NJ MVC.

Real ID licenses can be renewed in person at licensing centers when expired. Commercial driver’s licenses can be renewed in person at the licensing centers, but residents must make an appointment.

First-time applications for a driver’s license can be completed at a licensing center.

The written driver’s tests and road tests are administered in person at a licensing center. For the road tests, residents must schedule an appointment, and masks must be worn.

Out-of-state transfers of driver’s licenses, license plates, vehicle registrations, and titles can be completed at licensing centers. Residents must make an appointment and will not have to return to the licensing center to pick up new license plates and registration.

Temporary-visa-restricted licenses can be renewed in person, but residents must make an appointment.

Other MVCs in Hudson County

While the Bayonne MVC is closed now, another licensing center is in North Bergen.

No vehicle transactions will be available at licensing centers such as the one in Bayonne, including no registration or title work.

The nearest vehicle center is in Jersey City.

At a vehicle center, residents can renew expired vehicle registrations in person. Residents can also complete the first-time registration, title, and obtain license plates for a new vehicle in person at a vehicle center.

For more information or to make an appointment, visit

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