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MDOT MVA to Open Additional Space in Montgomery County

Annex Space will Assist Customers Complying with Federal REAL ID Requirements

Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) Administrator Chrissy Nizer will take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the agency’s newest customer service space, located in the Walnut Hill Shopping Center in Gaithersburg next to the MVA’s Walnut Hill branch. The Walnut Hill Annex will be used exclusively for customers with appointments, who are guaranteed to be seen within 15 minutes of their scheduled time. The space will help MVA accommodate customers as they comply with the federal REAL ID Act, which takes effect October 1, 2020.
Monday, January 6, 2020        
1 p.m.

MDOT MVA – Walnut Hill Branch Annex
Walnut Hill Shopping Center
16516 S. Westland Dr.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

MDOT MVA is committed to providing premier customer service to the citizens of Maryland and focused on new and innovative ways to serve them. REAL ID was passed by Congress after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and creates standards for secure driver’s licenses and identification cards nationwide. As of October 1, 2020, all Marylanders must have documents on file and be REAL ID compliant to use a state-issued driver’s license or identification card to board an airplane and enter federal government facilities. Customers are encouraged to learn their REAL ID status by using the REAL ID Look Up Tool at​. Currently, 59 percent of Marylanders are REAL ID compliant.