MDOT MVA Current Operations

Branch Offices​ Expired Driver's and Vehicle Products​  |  REAL ID  |  VEIP Services |  Safety Inspections​  |  ​Driving Education and Skills Test  |  Tag Return |  ​Additional Services

The Executive Order that has covered all expired driver’s and business licenses, identification cards, permits (including disability parking permits) is expiring. Effective immediately, customers with expired MDOT MVA products from March 12, 2020 must take care of these transactions by the dates below. 

Expired Driver's License, CDL, Identification Cards must renew by August 15, 2021.

Expired Vehicle registrations, Business Licenses, Disability Parking Permits and other vehicle-related products must renew by June 30, 2021.

MDOT MVA is reaching out to all customers with expired products to remind them of these deadlines. You can view the new Executive Order that sets the new expiration dates here.


Branch Offices​ & VEIP Services

All MDOT MVA branches are open to customers by appointment only. MDOT MVA encourages customers to take advantage of the many services and transactions that can be completed online. Visit our First Stop Tool for a list of transaction and links to the eStore. The MDOT MVA eStore, 24-hour self-service business kiosks, and 24/7 VEIP self-service kiosks can all be accessed at your convenience. VEIP drive up stations are operating normally. VEIP stations do NOT offer appointments, just drive up at your convenience during normal business hours. **Please note that due to the COVID-19 emergency, the delivery of products, like driver’s licenses and registration stickers, is taking longer than expected. Track your delivery.**

Safety and healthy procedures​

In addition to operating on an appointment-only basis​, MDOT MVA has installed plexiglass safeguard dividers at each station to protect customers and staff during transactions. The wearing of masks in state facilities is voluntary. Unvaccinated persons are highly encouraged to wear a mask. View our current procedure notice HERE​.


Expired MDOT MVA Products

The Executive Order that has covered all expired driver’s and business licenses, identification cards, permits (including disability parking permits) is expiring. Effective immediately, customers with expired MDOT MVA products from March 12, 2020 must take care of these transactions by the dates below.  Expired Driver's License, CDL, Identification Cards must renew by August 15, 2021. After August 15, 2021, a customer with a driver’s license expired over one-year will need to retake the written and driver’s skills test before they can renew their driver’s license.  Those with products expired August 16, 2020 on will no longer be covered by the previous Executive Order and must renew before the one-year mark or they will have to retake all of the tests.  Expired Vehicle registrations, Business Licenses, Disability Parking Permits and other vehicle-related products must renew by June 30, 2021.

REAL ID

Will my date to bring in REAL ID documents be extended?

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the national deadline for REAL ID compliance to May 3, 2023​. Marylanders who are not yet REAL ID compliant should check the REAL ID Lookup Tool​ for the next steps to take.

VEIP Services

All VEIP full service stations are operating normally. MDOT MVA does not offer appointments for a VEIP inspection, just drive up at your convenience during business hours.  If your vehicle was built 2005 or later you may be eligible to complete your VEIP test at a self-service kiosk​.

If you are unsure of your VEIP test due date visit our VEIP test lookup.


Safety Inspections​

Please be advised the MDOT MVA in consultation with the Maryland State Police Automotive Safety Enforcement Division will accept a Maryland Safety Inspection (MSI) that is expired beyond the 90-day period but not to exceed 120 days. This will be valid for MSIs processed on or after March 5, 2020. These transactions will need to be walked into MDOT MVA Branch Office for processing. Inspections expired for 121 days or more will need to go through the reinspection process.  The above policy is valid through June 30, 2021.

Driving Education and Skills Tests

MDOT MVA will be temporarily modifying the non-commercial driving skills test in consideration of the safety of our customers and employees. Applicants will be tested on the following maneuvers: vehicle inspection, pull-in parking, three-point turn and back-in parking. These maneuvers fulfill all safety requirements. For additional information, please visit  https://mva.maryland.gov/Documents/prepare-for-noncom-driving-test.pdf​.

Driver education online

In response to the state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MDOT MVA has approved the emergency use of distance learning to provide the certified driver education program only for the period of time a state of emergency is declared in Maryland. Schools offering distance learning have certified that the system they will be using meets all the standards outlined by MDOT MVA, as well as all other regulatory requirements for approval by MDOT MVA. Contact a driving school near you to see if it is certified to provide distance learning.  

Tag Return

Customers have a few options. They may drop off tags at any one of our tag return drop boxes. Customers are able to cancel their insurance once they drop their tags in the return bin. MDOT MVA will use the date on the tag return form as the cancellation date. Additionally, customers may mail in tags to our Glen Burnie headquarters​.  For more information on returning tags, click here.

Where can I find information for CDL holders? 

You stay up to date on the latest information with FMCSA's FAQ page. Also, TSA has Granted Temporary Exemption for Security Threat Assessments for HAZMAT Holders.  Read the full TSA exemption here​​.  


Additional Services

Where can I find information on other government services housed in MDOT MVA branches?

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:

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.


Updated: 6/1/21

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