Maryland MVA Locations

Anything related to the MVA is a hassle under the best of circumstances. Here is some information to guide you.

MVA Locations in Maryland

In our youth, there were not many DMV locations. Going to the MVA today is still no picnic. You certainly feel like a number, not a name.

But with all of these locations, it is so much more geographically convenient. Few people are driving more than 20 minutes in Maryland to find an MVA.

Not all of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration locations are full-service or open regular business days. It is always wise to check online or call the location to verify they will be able to accommodate you before making the trip.

Baltimore City

1411 S. Edgewood Street
Halethorpe, Maryland 21227
(410) 768-7000

5425 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
(800) 950-1682

5900 Erdman Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
(410) 768-7000

Prince George's County

11760 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, Maryland 20705
(410) 768-7000

10251 Central Avenue
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
(410) 768-7000

Allegany County/Cumberland

13300 Winchester Road, SW
Cumberland, Maryland 21502
(800) 950-1682

Anne Arundel County

160 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
(410) 768-7000

189 Defense Highway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
(410) 768-7000

6601 Ritchie Highway, N.E.
Glen Burnie, Maryland 21062
(410) 768-7000

721 Ordinance Road
Curtis Bay, Maryland 21226
(410) 768-7000

Baltimore County

1338-A Eastern Boulevard
Essex, Maryland 21221
(410) 768-7000

11510 Cronridge Drive
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
(800) 950-1682

8966 Waltham Woods Road
Parkville, Maryland 21234
(410) 768-7000

Calvert County

200 Duke Street
Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678
(410) 768-7000

Carroll County

1106 Baltimore Boulevard
Westminster, Maryland 21157
(410) 768-7000

Cecil County

105 Chesapeake Boulevard, Suite A
Elkton, Maryland 21921
(410) 768-7000

Charles County

11 Industrial Park Drive
Waldorf, Maryland 20602
(410) 768-7000

Frederick County

1601 Bowman's Farm Road
Frederick Maryland 21701
(410) 768-7000

15 Metropolitan Grove Road
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
(410) 768-7000

Garrett County

Route 135 & Weber Road
Oakland, Maryland 21550
(410) 768-7000

13300 Winchester Road SW
Cumberland, Maryland 21502
(800) 950-1682

Harford County

501 West MacPahil Road
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
(410) 768-7000

Howard County

Motor Vehicle Administration Ticket6490 Dobbin Road
Columbia, Maryland 21045
(410) 768-7000

Kent County

300 High Street
Chestertown, Maryland 21620
(410) 768-7000

Montgomery County

15 Metropolitan Grove Road
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
(410) 768-7000

12335 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906
(410) 768-7000

16520 S. Westland Drive
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
(800) 950-1682

2131 Industrial Parkway
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
(410) 768-7000

St. Mary's County

27351 Point Lookout Road
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650
(410) 768-7000

Talbot County

9148 Centreville Road
Easton, Maryland 21601
(410) 768-7000

Washington County

18306 Col. Henry K. Douglas Dr.
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
(410) 768-7000

Wicomico County

251 Tilghman Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21801
(410) 768-7000

Worcester County

65th Street and Coastal Highway
Ocean City, Maryland 21842
(410) 768-7000

Background

Driver's licenses for Marylanders are issued by the State of Maryland. In 1899, New York City and Chicago became the first jurisdictions to require passing a test prior to driving a vehicle. States began issuing driver's licenses in 1903, and the last state to require driver's to be licensed was South Dakota, in 1954. Maryland started a national trend in 1978 by initiating a graduated licensing system. This requires drivers to complete a provisional licensing period when first getting a driver's license.

Today, licenses are issued by individual states but they all work together via the National Driver Registry. The days of going around the country causing car accidents and running up points and just heading over to another state is over. If your license is suspended, revoked, canceled or refused, you are not going to be issued a Maryland driver's license

Getting Your Driver's License

When you are 15 years and 9 months old, you can apply for a Maryland learner's permit. You need to go to the MVA, with your parent or legal guardian, and pass a written driver's knowledge test as well as a vision test. With the learner's permit, you are permitted to drive with a licensed driver who is at least 21 years of age and who has at least three years of driving experience, seated in the front seat. You must drive at least 60 hours of certified practice driving, with at least ten of the hours being at night. This log has to be signed and given to the MVA. After having a learner's permit for a minimum of nine months, a clean driving record, and passing the driver education course, you are eligible to get a driver's license. This can happen no sooner than age 18.

When applying for your first driver's license you need to bring several items with you. First, proof of age and identity. This can be a U.S. birth certificate, a passport, a permanent resident card, certificate of citizenship, or similar. Next, you must bring proof of social security - either a social security card, W2 form, a paystub, or something similar. You will also need to provide two documents containing proof of your residential address. These can be anything from your vehicle registration card, any bills delivered to your house, or a voter registration card.

In Maryland, all of the driver's licenses, learner permits, and identification cards are now printed and mailed to the applicant's house. This year, Maryland advanced their security features on the cards to help protect against identity theft and fraud. Renewing Your License

Your driver's license in Maryland is valid for eight years, but recently the MVA has been incorporating renewal periods between five and eight years, so it becomes even more important to pay attention to the expiration date on your license. In Maryland, you will receive a notice at least 60 days prior to your driver's license expiration. It is important to pay attention to this notice, as it is against the law to drive with an expired license. If you miss renewing it before the expiration date, and you let your license be expired for over a year, you will have to take the same test that new drivers have to take.

You can renew your license every other renewal period either online, via mail, or at an MVA kiosk. However, after doing this, the next time your license is up for renewal, you will have to do it in person. There are also some ways that customers under 40 can be eligible to renew their license solely online. Educational Programs Offered

The Motor Vehicle Association of Maryland also offers some educational training programs. You can get more information about these online or at your local MVA. These include:

  • A 3 hour alcohol and drug program
  • Driver improvement providers
  • Driver wellness and safety
  • Driver education information
  • Certified driver education school listings
  • A rookie driver graduated licensing system
  • A young driver improvement program providers list
  • Motorcycle safety program
Maryland Department of Motor Vehicle Services

One of the major purposes of the MVA in Maryland is to issue driver's licenses, as they are in charge of licensing all drivers in Maryland. However, they also can do many other things, including:

  • Renew your vehicle registration
  • Renew driver's license
  • ID cards
  • Replace car title
  • Order new or personalized license plates
  • Temporary registration
  • Maryland driving record information
  • Changing your address

To get a copy of your driver record, you can request it online or fill out the MVA Request for Record form at an MVA office. Like everything, there is a fee for this.

Hopefully, this helps. If you need more information, the MVA's phone number is 800-950-1682 or go their website listed below.

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