COVID-19 and MDOT MVA – What You Need to Know


To preserve the health and safety of customers and employees, all MDOT MVA branch offices, the Customer Service Center, and Vehicle Emissions stations are closed. This operational change, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is effective immediately and until further notice. For more information on COVID-19, visit Maryland Department of Health

For a list of FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS about MDOT MVA operations and policies during COVID-19, click here.

  • SERVICES AVAILABLE to take care of MDOT MVA business during our closure include: MDOT MVA eStorepdf documenttag return, and 24-hour self-service kiosk (Glen Burnie headquarters location ONLY). Many transactions are still available online, see our COVID-19 FAQs for more information.

  • EXPIRED PRODUCT EXTENSION: vehicle registration, driver’s licenses, identification cards, business licenses, and  permits (including handicap parking permits) will not expire until the 30th day after the state of emergency has been lifted.  Read the pdf documentGovernor’s Executive Order.  Learn more about how this may affect your travel. See our COVID-19 FAQs for more information.

  • Ten VEHICLE EMISSION INSPECTION STATIONS are being used for COVID-19 testing in Maryland. Testing requires a referral from your healthcare provider.  See our COVID-19 FAQs ​for more information and testing locations.

  • Customers with questions related to EMERGENCY BUSINESS NEEDS, like 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 1-800-950-1682.

  • Information for CDL CUSTOMERS from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is available on our COVID-19 FAQs. Also, stay up to date on the latest information with FMCSA's FAQ page​. TSA has Granted Temporary Exemption for Security Threat Assessments for HAZMAT Holders. Read the full TSA exemption here.  

  • To review MDOT MVA’s NOTICE REGARDING SUSPENSIONSpdf documentclick here.


MDOT MVA is the one-stop shop for many government services.  Please VISIT OUR PARTNERS  for further information on how to do business with them during COVID-19.


TSA PreCheck

TWIC - view FAQs​ on exemptions for some TWIC card holders through July 31, 2020. 

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Census 2020

Maryland State Board of Elections

From Transportation Security Administration:

Travelers with a state driver’s license that expired beginning on March 1, 2020, and who are not able to renew at their state driver’s license agency may still use it as acceptable identification at the checkpoint. TSA will accept expired driver’s licenses a year after the expiration date, plus 60 days after the duration of the COVID-19 national emergency.

Interested in how you can help? Visit Governor Hogan’s Maryland Unites page.


Updated April 16, 2020​​​​​​​​​​​​