MVA Press Releases

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


2020 News Releases

MDOT MVA Completes Pilot Vehicle Recall Notice Program
Maryland was first in nation to implement program; recall notifications will continue
10/21/2020
Teens & Parents: Know the Rules of the Road
MDOT MVA Recognizes National Teen Driver Safety Week October 18-24, 2020
10/15/2020
MDOT MVA to Reopen Vehicle Emissions Inspection Sites Statewide with Safety and Operational Adjustments
VEIP stations opening October 19 following COVID-19 closure
10/13/2020
MDOT MVA Offices to Close October 12 for Federal Holiday
Branch Offices Will Reopen Tuesday, October 13
10/8/2020
MDOT MVA VEIP Exemption for Active-Duty Military Among New Maryland Laws Taking Effect October 1
New Measures Assist Active-Duty Military, Promote Bike Safety and Address Driver Penalties
10/1/2020
MDOT MVA Reminds Marylanders that REAL ID Deadline is Extended One Year to October 1, 2021
Federal REAL ID requirement delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic
9/30/2020
MDOT MVA’S ‘FIRST STOP’ IS A NEW TOOL TO HELP CUSTOMERS CHECK FOR ONLINE SERVICES
Turns MDOT MVA Website Visit into One-Stop Shop for Customers
9/28/2020
Be the Driver … Who Saves Lives
MDOT MVA campaign targets areas of concern, stresses life-saving driver behaviors
9/24/2020
MDOT MVA Receives Six Awards for Public Affairs, Technology and Community Service
Honors Include International Award for Excellence in Social Media
9/21/2020
2020 Child Passenger Safety Week Goes Virtual
Parents, Caregivers Encouraged to ‘Find the Right Seat’ With Certified Technician
9/17/2020
HOGAN ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES $11.8 MILLION IN HIGHWAY SAFETY GRANTS
More than 90 Agencies, Organizations Awarded Grants for Efforts to Eliminate Fatalities on Maryland Roadways
9/14/2020
MDOT MVA Offices to Close Monday in Observance of Labor Day
All Branch Offices Will Reopen Tuesday, September 8
9/3/2020
MDOT MVA Launches Customer Connect System Modernization Project, Unveils Several New Online Service Features
New system replaces MDOT MVA legacy IT system, expands and streamlines online transactions
8/13/2020
UNBUCKLED? WHAT’S HOLDING YOU BACK?
MDOT MVA Reminds Motorists to Buckle Up, Every Seat, Every Ride
8/6/2020
Maryland Awarded Grant to Combat Drug-Impaired Driving
GHSA and Responsibility.org Provide Grant for Increased Training for Drug Recognition Experts and Toxicology Units
7/7/2020
Plan a Safe and Sober Ride This Fourth of July
MDOT MVA, State Troopers and Local Officers Step Up Enforcement, Warn Motorists of Impaired Driving Risk During Fourth of July Weekend
7/2/2020
MDOT MVA Expanding Appointment Availability, Opening Two Additional Branch Offices to Serve More Marylanders
Appointment process, COVID-19 safety measures for customers and staff remain in place
7/1/2020
Bill Honoring Veterans Assigns Portion of MDOT MVA Specialty Plate Fees to Maryland Veterans Trust Fund
Measure Passed by Maryland General Assembly Takes Effect July 1
6/30/2020
MDOT MVA Offices to Close Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in Observance of Independence Day
Upgrades for new Customer Connect system will make eStore and Self-Serve Kiosks unavailable from Thursday, July 2 at 7 p.m. to Saturday, July 4 at 9 p.m.
6/29/2020
Maryland Selected for Project Aimed at Reducing Impaired Driving-Related Injuries and Fatalities
State will explore policies, recommendations to improve traffic safety
6/24/2020
MDOT MVA to Reopen Additional Branch Offices June 22
Five additional locations join 17 branches already open by appointment only; Safety precautions for employees and customers in place; online services available
6/17/2020
MDOT MVA Branch Offices to Partially Reopen on Appointment-Only Basis
Limited access begins June 8 with operational changes to protect health and safety of employees, customers
6/3/2020
MDOT MVA Provides More Online Options for Commercial Driver’s License Holders
Recent system upgrades allow many drivers with commercial licenses to renew or obtain copies of CDL products on the MDOT MVA eStore and self-service kiosks
5/26/2020
Governor Hogan Proclaims May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Maryland
MDOT MVA Highway Safety Office Reminds Riders, Drivers to Share the Road During Essential Travel
5/11/2020
Maryland Pedestrian Fatalities Decrease in 2019, Overall Roadway Fatalities Increase
Marylanders reminded to share the road, follow traffic laws during COVID-19 emergency
5/8/2020
Governor Hogan’s Request For Federal REAL ID Extension Is Granted, Giving Marylanders More Time to Become REAL ID Compliant
Deadline extended to October 1, 2021, in response to COVID-19 pandemic
3/30/2020
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
3/20/2020
MDOT MVA Announces Statewide Operational Changes in Response to COVID-19
Changes effective immediately at all branch offices and VEIP stations statewide
3/17/2020
MDOT MVA, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Celebrate Opening of New Veterans Service Office in Wicomico County
Space Provides Access for Veterans, Dependents Applying for Benefits and Other Services
3/5/2020
MDOT MVA, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Open New Veterans Service Office in Wicomico County
3/3/2020
Check to Protect: Governor Hogan Proclaims Vehicle Safety Recalls Week in Maryland
MDOT MVA, National Safety Council Offering Safety Recall Checks March 2-6 in Glen Burnie, Beltsville
3/2/2020
MDOT MVA Celebrates 3 Million REAL ID Transactions, Honors ‘Customer No. 3’ at Branches Across State
Maryland Achieves 64 Percent REAL ID Compliance Rate
2/27/2020
MDOT MVA Expanding Appointments to Include Vehicle Titling
More than 2,600 weekly appointments available at full-service branches statewide
2/20/2020
MDOT MVA Offices to Close in Observance of Presidents’ Day
All MDOT MVA Offices and VEIP Stations Will Reopen on Tuesday, February 18
2/13/2020
MDOT MVA Adding Saturday Hours at Baltimore City, White Oak Branch Offices
Move adds REAL ID appointments; Maryland now at 61 percent compliance for federal mandate
1/30/2020
MDOT MVA Offices to Close in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
All MDOT MVA Offices and VEIP Stations Will Reopen on Tuesday, January 21
1/17/2020
MDOT MVA Highway Safety Office Seeking Applicants for Maryland Traffic Safety Grants
Programs and Projects Sought to Help Reduce Highway Crashes, Deaths and Injuries
1/10/2020
MDOT MVA Opens Additional Space in Walnut Hill, Adds More Than 1,200 Weekly REAL ID Appointments
1/6/2020
MDOT MVA to Open Additional Space in Montgomery County
Annex Space will Assist Customers Complying with Federal REAL ID Requirements
1/3/2020