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


The following MDOT MVA branch offices are open to customers by APPOINTMENT ONLY.  All customers and staff will be required to answer three health screening questions prior to accessing the branch. View the questions here​.

Vehicle Emissions stations remain closed, however customers can use one of the 24-hour VEIP self-serve kiosks in the meantime.

To make an appointment visit our Central Scheduling System​.

Transactions that will be available for scheduling include:

learner’s permits,
commercial driving tests,
non-commercial driving tests,
renewing driver’s license and identification cards and 
title work.

All vehicle registration transactions should be completed through the MDOT MVA eStore, self-service kiosk​ or by mail. For more information about online transactions, visit our COVID-19 FAQ

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

  • 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. **If the expiration date for your driver’s license or identification card is some time in the future, MDOT MVA is asking you to hold off scheduling an appointment for that service right now. This will allow customers whose products are facing expiration to obtain appointments first.**

  • 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.

  • 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.  



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.

For more information on COVID-19 visit the Maryland Department of Health.

Updated June 25, 2020​​​​​​​​​​​​