Identity Theft

At the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), your Personal Identifiable Information is very important to us.  We are committed to informing our customers on how to avoid becoming victims of identity fraud and to assist those who, unfortunately, have become victims of this growing crime. 

MDOT MVA is not a law enforcement agency but works closely with state, local and federal law enforcement agencies to assist identity theft victims.  If you are a victim of Identity Theft, you should report the crime to either the law enforcement where the crime occurred or where you live.  Maryland law requires the Maryland law enforcement agency to take the report no matter where the offense occurred.  

If the Identity Theft involves your Maryland driver’s license or ID card, a vehicle title or any other document issued by MDOT MVA, you may contact the MVA’s Division of Investigations and Security Services at the following numbers: 410-768-7541 or 410-768-7536. Our lines are busy, so if you receive a voice mail prompt, please leave your full name and telephone number. Our staff is required to return your call by close of business of the next business day. Remember to first report the crime to the law enforcement where the crime occurred or where you live.  

You may also click on this link to obtain a complaint form. The form must be signed and can be emailed  to MVA Investigation at​ or faxed to 410-787-7713. Once received, one of our investigators will contact you to get further information.

You may also report in-person to: 6601 Ritchie Highway, NE, Room G-1, Glen Burnie, Maryland during regular business hours. No appointment is necessary. 

For our customers’ convenience and protection, the MVA has created a document entitled: Identity Theft-Awareness, Prevention and Recovery. It offers valuable prevention information and what additional steps you can take if you are already a victim of identity theft. You may download a copy of ​the document by clicking here: