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MDOT MVA Announces Statewide Closure of All Branch Offices in Response to COVID-19

Branches across Maryland closing effective 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 20

GLEN BURNIE, MD (March 20, 2020) – To help protect the health and safety of customers and employees, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) will close all branch offices statewide effective at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 20. This operational change is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Branch offices will remain closed until further notice.

All previously scheduled appointments are cancelled. Customers will receive correspondence when branch offices reopen and appointments are available again.

“We appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding as we take appropriate steps to limit the impact of this unprecedented health crisis,” said MDOT MVA Administrator Chrissy Nizer. “Safety is always our top priority at MDOT MVA. Right now, the key to promoting safety is encouraging our customers and employees to stay home.”

  • Services located inside MDOT MVA branch offices related to the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, E-ZPass, the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) PreCheck will not be available during the closure.
  • Customers with emergency business needs, such as obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or registering fleet vehicles needed to bring resources to Marylanders, should reach out to ​MDOT MVA at​ or call 1-800-950-1682.
Additionally, customers can follow and reach out to MDOT MVA at and