N.J. Expands Program to Renew Licenses by Mail

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -

New Jersey will start allowing ID holders of any age to renew driver’s licenses and non-driver ID’s by mail, in a move designed to reduce waits at Motor Vehicle Commission offices.

Prior to 2004, drivers could renew by mail, but that option ended when the state switched to all-digital licenses. Recent enhanced security measures are making the return of licenses by mail possible. The commission is launching a public relations campaign called “Skip the Trip” to get the word out on the change. The agency expects 1 million fewer people visiting its offices over the next year.