NJMCDirect is a website service run by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), allowing residents of New Jersey to renew their vehicle registrations and driver’s licenses.
Users create an account on the NJMC website, which allows them to complete transactions online instead of going into one of MVC’s offices or receiving services from a third party representative. As such, users do not need to visit the MVC office in person to conduct license and registration transactions unless they choose to do so. However, because drivers must provide specific documentation when using www.njmcdirect.com including proof of both car insurance and car registration – it is still advisable for users to keep copies of those documents on hand as backup should there be problems during the transaction.
What are the Charges and Convenience Fees?
NJ charges a $2 “convenience fee” to all transactions conducted through its site, and users must maintain an active email account as the MVC will send notifications and update requests to that address. Users are also allowed to print receipts for their online transactions directly from the web site.
NJMC was launched in 2002, initially allowing only drivers with New Jersey commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) to use the service. Driver license transactions were added in May 2009, followed by vehicle registration transactions in September 2011. Since then, NJMC has seen significant increases in customer activity – having over 3 million visitors every year since 2013 – although it does not disclose specific usage rates.
While customer service issues are handled by the MVC, technical support for It is provided by the Xerox corporation. Furthermore, all transactions conducted through the web site are transmitted securely using advanced encryption technology. The site itself utilizes a security certificate issued to “Motor Vehicle Commission of New Jersey” exclusively for use with offcial website.
The website can be accessed from any computer or mobile device capable of running HTML5-compatible browser software; however, it is not compatible with Internet Explorer versions prior to version 10. Users must also have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on their device in order to print online documents.