Last weekend, the Coalition was forced to temporarily suspend NJ CAR motor vehicle processing and, on Monday the 23rd and Tuesday the 24th, the courier was instructed to drop off completed dealer work, but did not pick up any new work. That decision was made because:
a.) the Governor’s Executive Order required NJ CAR to close; and
b.) it was uncertain that the state system and online vendors would be able to continue operations.
We have since learned that the State and the online vendors (CVR/DealerTrack) will continue to support motor vehicle title and registration processing…..at least for the time being.
On Line Operation
NJ CAR has resumed limited motor vehicle operations, allowing dealers to process title and registration work through the online system ONLY. In order to meet CDC guidelines and safeguard, as best we can, the health and safety of NJ CAR employees, we will be operating with a skeleton crew of dedicated NJ CAR managers and supervisory personnel. Production levels will be slow, but we expect business to be light anyway.
The courier will resume pick up of the back-up documents on your next scheduled day for any work that has been processed. Due to limited staff, NJ CAR will not be able to return title documents at this time. NJ CAR will continue to fill all inventory requests as needed.
If you choose to send motor vehicle transactions to the DSP office, NJ CAR will hold the work for the time being and will process these transactions when the NJ CAR Motor Vehicle Operation is able to reopen at full staffing levels. Meanwhile, know that we cannot commit to the usual 3-day turnaround. Keep in mind that temporary registrations have been extended to 90 days by the NJMVC.
The courier will continue to stop at your dealership . If your dealership is closed, please notify NJ CAR by sending an email to Rich Dreyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be aware, the Motor Vehicle Commission has agreed to extend the penalty date until further notice.