If there’s an indication of demand for the state Motor Vehicle Commission’s agencies to reopen, it might be the people who showed up at the Bakers Basin agency in Lawrence Township on Tuesday, looking for answers, even though it won’t open for another six days.
Opening day for agencies is June 29, and it will only be for limited transactions that can’t be done online. MVC officials have to process a three-month backlog of these transactions and make sure customers follow the new rules to prevent spread of the coronavirus.
Drivers who bought vehicles from another person have gotten an unwelcome surprise during the last two months – they can’t get the license plates and registration they need to drive them, due to the coronavirus closing motor vehicle agencies.
Drivers who’ve bought a vehicle from a private owner found out that registering their new ride requires an in-person transaction at motor vehicle agencies. But state Motor Vehicle Commission agencies were closed on March 16 to reduce exposure to COVID-19.
Ocean Township Mayor Christopher Siciliano is the Murphy Administration’s manager of the Eatontown Motor Vehicle Commission Agency.
Located at 109 Route 36, the agency office provides motorists with titles, registrations, driver’s licenses, and certified driver’s license abstracts.
Siciliano, 59. replaced Joseph Hadden, an Ocean Township Board of Education member,who held the patronage position during the Christie Administration. The mayor was previously employed as a real estate salesman at his family brokerage, according to his linkedIn profile.
Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon is the best friend New Jersey drivers have in Trenton.
The Monmouth County legislator who defeated red light cameras today announced that he is introducing legislation that will reduce the end of the month waiting lines at Motor Vehicle Commission offices by changing the date that drivers’ licenses expire from the last day of the month to the birthday of the driver.