TRENTON, NJ (AP / CBSNewYork) – Starting this summer, some New Jersey residents will be able to renew their driver licenses or non-driver IDs by mail.

WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman On The Story

The Motor Vehicle Commission announced Monday that residents born on or before Dec. 1, 1964 with licenses or other IDs expiring starting in July 2012 will be able to “skip the trip” to MVC offices.

The state says mail renewals for about one million older customers – at least for the next several years – will make it easier for New Jersey to make the move to a more stringent ID system required by federal law.

Residents born after Dec. 1, 1964, will be subject to the law’s enforcement date of Dec. 1, 2014.

Those who can renew by mail won’t be required to have new IDs until the end of 2017.

Though for some who can renew by mail, things will get easier, for others, things will get more difficult.

You will now need two documents to prove where you live.

In addition, you will not be able to use your existing driver’s license as a primary document.

For more information, visit the NJ MVC website.

Comments (2)
  1. Carol says:

    I was born in 1956,. My license expires June 30th of this year. If I am reading this article correctly, I will have to make a trip to the MVC this year to renew my license in person and meet the stricter standards for paperwork.

    1. Bullett says:

      Lucky you, bring a lot of reading material.

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