New Bill would require the MVC to provide both vehicle and licensing services at each commission agency location

Lakewood area residents could finally soon be able to complete all their MVC transactions at one facility if a bill introduced actually becomes law.

Currently, residents need to use two different facilities – for example in Lakewood and Toms River – to complete both licensing and vehicle services.

In an effort to fix the problems caused by MVC policy, Senator Kristin M. Corrado recently introduced a bill that would require the MVC to provide both vehicle and licensing services at each commission agency location and allow these services to be completed in-person at each agency. This would change current guidelines, which does not allow for vehicle and license transactions at the same facility.

In addition to legislation, Corrado also proposed implementing a AAA public private partnership, which was successfully put into effect in New York to reduce the burden on its DMV locations.

“A public private partnership between the MVC and AAA would not cost taxpayers a dime nor would it take away any jobs,” added Corrado. “I actually proposed this solution to the MVC leadership and they refused my suggestion without any consideration or conversation. The fact is, New York has been doing this since February 2021, and it has been incredibly successful. Because of the partnership, New Yorkers can more easily access the in-person DMV services they need in a timely manner.”

Under New York’s AAA/DMV partnership, AAA branches are able to process transactions such as vehicle registration renewals, driver license and non-ID renewals, and duplicates and upgrades to a REAL ID or Enhanced ID.

“The MVC needs to stop using COVID as an excuse for its subpar service,” said Corrado. “The commission has had more than two years to adjust its policies to better serve the people of New Jersey. They failed…repeatedly. Now is the time to own up to these mistakes and start taking the necessary steps to solve these problems.”

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