N.J. Admin. Code § 13:21-9.7

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 1, January 3, 2022
Section 13:21-9.7 - Application for renewal or duplicate of driver license in electronic or digital form; eligibility
(a) An application for renewal or a duplicate of a driver license may be submitted to, and processed by, the Commission in electronic or digital form through the use of a point-and-click menu through a web browser over the Internet, but only in the manner specifically provided for at N.J.A.C. 13:21-9.5, 9.6, 9.8 through 9.18, and this section and authorized by N.J.S.A. 39:2-3.8. A licensee is prohibited from making an online address change for 30 calendar days from the date of an online license renewal. An applicant for an online duplicate driver license must certify that the original driver license for which a replacement is sought, has been destroyed, lost, or stolen.
(b) Application for renewal or a duplicate of a driver license must be made in the manner and form provided by the Commission and accompanied by the applicable fee.
(c) The following driver licenses are eligible for online, electronic, and/or digital renewal:
1. A basic and probationary driver license;
2. A motorcycle license;
3. A moped license;
4. A boat license; and
5. A REAL ID driver license within the classes set forth in (c)1, 2, 3, and 4 above.
(d) The following driver licenses are ineligible for online, electronic, and/or digital renewal:
1. An examination permit, special learner permit, commercial learner permit, and graduated driver license;
2. A commercial driver license classifications A, B, and C;
3. An agricultural license;
4. A temporary license;
5. Any license on which an address has been changed within the last 30 calendar days;
6. A suspended driver license;
7. A standard driver license that has been expired for more than three years or an expired REAL ID driver license;
8. A cancelled driver license;
9. A driver license where the licensee has died since the issuance of the original license;
10. A driver license with a temporary visa restriction;
11. A driver license where the licensee has an ignition interlock requirement;
12. A driver license that is not within three months of the expiration date; and
13. A driver license where the record does not contain a valid Social Security number.
(e) In addition to (d) above, a licensee is ineligible for online, electronic, and/or digital renewal in the following circumstances:
1. A licensee has a driver license or non-driver identification card from any other state, province, territory, or country;
2. A licensee's driving privilege is suspended in any other state, province, territory, or country; or
3. A licensee is over six months behind in child support and/or court-ordered health care payments, is subject to a child support warrant, or is in violation of a subpoena relating to a paternity or child support action.
(f) The following information is required to complete an online driver license renewal transaction:
1. A renewal form received by the licensee by mail;
2. A valid Social Security number;
3. A valid driver license number; and
4. A valid electronic mail address.
(g) The following driver licenses are eligible for an online, electronic, and/or digital duplicate:
1. A commercial driver license classifications A, B, and C;
2. A basic and probationary driver license;
3. A motorcycle license;
4. A moped license;
5. An agricultural license;
6. A boat license; and
7. A REAL ID driver license within the classes set forth in (g)1 through 6 above.
(h) The following driver licenses are ineligible for an online, electronic, and/or digital duplicate:
1. An examination permit, special learner permit, and commercial learner permit;
2. Any license on which an address has been changed within the last 30 calendar days;
3. A suspended driver license;
4. A standard driver license that has been expired for more than three years or an expired REAL ID license;
5. A cancelled driver license;
6. A driver license where the licensee has died since the issuance of the original license;
7. A driver license with a temporary visa restriction;
8. A driver license where the licensee has an ignition interlock requirement;
9. A driver license where the record does not reflect a valid facial recognition status; and
10. A driver license that is more than 90 days prior to expiration.
(i) In addition to (h) above, a licensee is ineligible to obtain an online, electronic, and/or digital duplicate in the following circumstances:
1. A licensee has a driver license or non-driver identification card from any other state, province, territory, or country;
2. A licensee's driving privilege is suspended in any other state, province, territory, or country; or
3. A licensee is over six months behind in child support and/or court-ordered health care payments, is subject to a child support warrant, or is in violation of a subpoena relating to a paternity or child support action.
(j) The following information is required to complete an online duplicate transaction:
1. A valid Social Security number;
2. A valid driver license number; and
3. A valid electronic mail address.
(k) The Commission may reject any application for the renewal or a duplicate of a driver license, and may require a personal appearance at an agency, if the Commission has information that the licenses has misrepresented eligibility for a driver license in any manner. A licensee may only apply for one online duplicate transaction in a single day, and only two online duplicate driver licenses per single four-year cycle will be issued. Address changes shall be prohibited for 14 days after an online duplicate driver license transaction. Obtaining a duplicate driver license after a licensee's 21st birthday will not remove the vertical, probationary license details on the license and will not upgrade the probationary license to a standard license.

N.J. Admin. Code § 13:21-9.7

Amended by 49 N.J.R. 3615(a), effective November 20, 2017
Amended and recodified to 13:21-9.9 by 51 N.J.R. 1533(a), effective October 7, 2019