Maryland DMV

Maryland DMV hours, appointments, locations, phone numbers, holidays, and services. Find the Maryland DMV office near me.


About DMV Locations

In Maryland, the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) is part of the Maryland Department of Transportation. This department oversees driver and vehicle services, vehicle registration, business and dealer licensing, and safety issues pertaining to drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and children. Most counties have full-service MVA locations and some also have offices that provide limited services, such as vehicle emissions inspection program (VEIP) stations. Check your local county for times and services.

You can apply for title and registration for your vehicle at your nearest full-service MVA branch. You will need to complete an application form, show proof of ownership, and provide a certificate of inspection. In some cases, additional information about the vehicle may be requested. You will also be required to pay the Maryland Excise Titling Tax. Registration is renewed every two years for most vehicles.

To obtain a new driver's license in Maryland, you must bring proper identification, proof of residency, and proof of your Social Security number to the MVA. You will be unable to renew your license at a branch location if you are under the age of 40. Instead, you must renew online, by mail, or at an MVA kiosk. If you are at least 15 years and 9 months old, you can apply for a learner's permit as part of the state's graduated driver license (GDL) program. To receive a learner's permit, you must bring in a completed verification of identity and/or school attendance form to the MVA, and your parent or guardian must co-sign the application. At age 16 years and 6 months, you can apply for a provisional license. At 18, provided you have met all requirements of the GDL program, you can get a full driver's license.