MVA Press Releases

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The following are press releases issued by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.​​​​


2017 News Releases

MDOT MVA Offices to Close on New Year’s Day
All MDOT MVA Offices and VEIP Stations Will Be Closed on Monday, January 1, 2018; Offices Will Reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018
12/27/2017
Hogan Administration is Taking the “Dread” Out of VEIP Inspections
More Convenient, Cheaper and Now Less Often
12/22/2017
MDOT MVA Offices to Close for Christmas Holiday
All MDOT MVA Offices and VEIP Stations Will Be Closed Saturday, December 23 and Monday, December 25; Offices Reopen on Tuesday, December 26
12/20/2017
MDOT MVA Upgrades Maryland Mobile Practice Driving Test
Updated App Offers New Design and Enhanced Features
11/28/2017
MDOT MVA Announces Rise in Statewide Seat Belt Usage Rates
But Survey Shows Marylanders Are Not Buckling Up on Local Roads or in the Back Seat
11/22/2017
MDOT MVA Offices Closed Thanksgiving Day
All MDOT MVA Offices and VEIP Stations Reopen on Friday, November 24th
11/20/2017
Hogan Administration Saves Harford County Residents Time Through Combined MDOT MVA/DNR Service Center
New Office Creates “One-Stop Shop” for Customers
11/17/2017
MDOT MVA Honors and Thanks Veterans Through Customer Service Initiative November 6-9
“VETERAN” Magnets to Be Distributed During MDOT MVA Branch Visits as Part of Customer Service Enhancements for Veterans
11/7/2017
MDOT MVA Announces Veterans Day Closings
Offices Closed Friday, November 10, and Saturday, November 11
11/7/2017
New Federal Requirements for January 2018 License/ID card Renewals at MDOT MVA
11/1/2017
Maryland Only State to Receive Federal Grant for Safety Recall Notice
MDOT MVA to Pilot NHTSA Program to Provide Life-Saving Recall Messages to Maryland Vehicle Owners
10/27/2017
MDOT MVA Implements New Customer Service Enhancements
New Initiatives Include Expanded Vision Screening and New Payment Options
10/24/2017
MDOT MVA Warns Consumers to Be Wary of Purchasing Flood-Damaged Vehicles After Recent Hurricanes
Vehicles May Show No Outward Signs of Damage
10/20/2017
MDOT MVA Adds E-ZPass Maryland to Online, Kiosk Service Offerings
Customers Prompted to Register After Completing Online Transactions
10/18/2017
Hogan Administration Delivers Combined MDOT MVA/DNR Service Center
One Stop Shopping for Boat Trailer, Driver’s, Fishing, Hunting and Crabbing Licenses Now Available in Salisbury
10/10/2017
MDOT MVA Announces Columbus Day Closings
Offices Closed Saturday, October 7 and Monday, October 9
10/5/2017
Hogan Administration Announces Driving Record Expungement Implementation
New Law to Become Effective October 1, 2017; Will Benefit More Than 600,000 Marylanders
9/28/2017
All MDOT MVA Branches/Online Services To Close On Saturday, September 30
New Laws Effective October 1/Customer Service Enhancements Require Computer System Upgrades
9/28/2017
Hogan Administration Announces $11.7 Million in Highway Safety Grants
State Pursuing Aggressive Plan to Reduce Roadway Fatalities and Injuries
9/25/2017
TWIC Card and TSA Pre✓® Services Now Available at Frederick Office
Hogan Administration Delivers Additional TSA Pre✓® and TWIC Card Services at the MDOT MVA Frederick Office
9/8/2017
TSA Pre✓® and TWIC Card Services Now Available at Gaithersburg Office
Hogan Administration Delivers Additional TSA Pre✓® and TWIC Card Services; New Services Coming Soon to Frederick and Glen Burnie MVA Offices
9/1/2017
MDOT MVA Announces Labor Day Closings
MDOT MVA Offices and VEIP Stations Closed on Labor Day, September 4; Reopen on September 5
8/31/2017
The Hogan Administration Honors State Law Enforcement for Exceptional Service
More than 100 Officers Recognized for Saving Lives By Stopping Aggressive Drivers
8/30/2017
MDOT MVA Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Mobile Bus with “New Way to MVA” Design
192,702 Transactions Completed Since 2002; 100 Percent Customer Satisfaction
8/15/2017
MDOT MVA To Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Mobile Bus with New “You Can” Design
Bus Provides a Variety of Services for Customers; New Design Prominently Features MDOT MVA Services
8/14/2017
MDOT MVA Encourages Qualified Motorists to Apply to Maryland Insurance Debt Reduction Program
Under Program Aimed at Recovering Fees from Drivers with Outstanding Fees for Driving without Insurance, 80 Percent of Outstanding Penalty Fees May be Waived
8/10/2017
Hogan Administration Delivers TSA Pre✓® and TWIC Card Services at MDOT MVA
TSA Pre✓® and TWIC Card Services Now Available at Annapolis, Waldorf, and Salisbury Offices; Coming Soon to Frederick, Glen Burnie, and Gaithersburg
8/9/2017
Hogan Administration Announces New Reforms to Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program
Implements Recommendation from Governor’s Regulatory Reform Commission, Plan to Save Customers $2.25 Million Per Year
7/27/2017
MDOT MVA Marks One Year Anniversary Of Secure Maryland Proud Id Cards
1.6 Million Cards Have Been Issued Protecting Marylanders Against Identity Theft and Fraud 33,209 Veterans Now Have The Card Honoring Veterans
7/26/2017
Hogan Administration Introduces Digital Driver’s License Pilot Program
Maryland Paves the Way for Customer Convenience with New Highly Secure Digital Driver’s License Technology
7/20/2017
Maryland Integrates New Technology into School Bus Inspections
School Bus Mobile Safety Inspection System Makes Inspections More Efficient
7/13/2017
Fourth of July Plans? First, Plan Your Sober Ride!
Police Agencies Across Maryland Joining Forces to Arrest Impaired Drivers
6/29/2017
MDOT MVA Offices And VEIP Stations To Close June 24 For System Updates
Closure and Computer Upgrades Necessary Prior to July 1 to Integrate New IT Data
6/21/2017
Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Graduate from Award-Winning DUI Institute at UMD
Program Is Shaping State’s DUI Enforcement Leaders
6/9/2017
Maryland Honors Law Enforcement Officers for Exceptional Service
DUI enforcement efforts recognized for role in saving lives, moving Maryland ‘Toward Zero Deaths’
6/5/2017
Maryland Proud Driver’s License And Identification Card Honored With Global Award
International Card Manufacturers Association Recognizes Maryland DL/ID with 2017 Élan Award
5/18/2017
Make A Plan To Buckle Up! Click It Or Ticket Has Begun
At 100% Seat Belt Use, More than 60 Lives Can be Saved Every Year in Maryland
5/16/2017
Campaign to Reduce Motorcycle Crashes in Western Maryland
May is Motorcycle Safety Month; Everyone is Encouraged to Share the Road
5/3/2017
Hogan Administration Delivers Combined MDOT MVA/DNR Service Center
One Stop Shopping for Boat Trailer, Driver’s, Fishing, and Hunting Licenses Now Available in Essex
5/3/2017
Natural Resources Secretary Belton, Transportation Deputy Secretary Ports To Celebrate Grand Opening Of Combined MVA And DNR Office
DNR Service Center Moves into Essex MVA Office Location
5/1/2017
Maryland Releases Total Roadway Deaths For 2016
State Officials and Local Traffic-Safety Leaders Join to Help End Fatal Crashes in Maryland
4/26/2017
Important MVA Closure Information
Offices and VEIP Stations Closed April 22 Web and Kiosk Services Unavailable Beginning 12:01 a.m. April 22 until 12 noon April 23
4/19/2017
That Text Or Call Can Wait: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
State Adding Extra Enforcement to Stop Distracted Driving
4/3/2017
MVA Announces Presidents’ Day Closings
Offices Closed Monday, February 20th
2/14/2017
Governor Larry Hogan Announces 2017 Justice for Victims Initiative
Measures Aimed to Prevent Repeat Sex Offenders, Prosecute Human Traffickers, Support Victims of Crime, Keep Serial Drunk Drivers Off the Road
1/12/2017
Important MVA Closure Information
Offices and VEIP Stations Closed January 14 and 16 Web and Kiosk Services Unavailable Beginning 7 p.m. January 13 until 12 noon January 16
1/11/2017
Maryland Seeks Applicants for Millions in Highway Safety Grants
Federal Funding to Help Law Enforcement and Traffic Safety Advocates Save Lives on Maryland roadways
1/5/2017
MVA Expands Call Center Hours to Better Serve Customers
Extra Hour Will Allow MVA to Answer an Estimated 41,000 Additional Calls Per Year; Weekday Call Center Now Open to 5:30 p.m.
1/3/2017