​​MVA Location​​​​​​​

Middlesex Shopping Center
1338-A Eastern Boulevard
Essex, Maryland 21221


  • Monday-Wednesday, Friday:
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (all services)
  • Thursday:
    8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday:
    8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Driver's License Services only)
  • Sunday:
    Closed

This MVA office is closed on the following Holidays and service reduction days.​

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Essex

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Service Name# People WaitingWait Time
Driver License Renewal00 minutes
Insurance Compliance Division00 minutes
Learners Permit00 minutes
Miscellaneous00 minutes
Other Drivers Services00 minutes
Other Vehicle Services00 minutes
Registration Renewal00 minutes
Tag Return00 minutes
Title00 minutes
​​Wait Times: Please note that the MVA's busiest days are at the end of each month and the first days of the next month. Therefore, MVA strongly recommends that you plan your visit during the middle of the month. Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays are high volume days at the MVA. Plan your visit on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday to minimize your time with us.

Note: The MVA does not guarantee that a wait time will remain constant. Due to the dynamic nature of customer traffic, wait times are subject to change and vary from when you view the time online until you actually arrive at an MVA branch office. This data is updated every five minutes, this page does not auto-update.

Kiosk Services: The services available at the kiosk are:

  • Vehicle Registration Renewal (sticker delivered at kiosk)
  • Non-Commercial Drivers License Renewal, Duplicate or Correction (Drivers License will be mailed to address on record)
  • ID Card Renewal, Duplicate or Correction (ID Card will be mailed to address on record)
  • Request Driving Records
  • Request Replacement Title
  • Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program Extension
  • Duplicate/additional registration cards (card delivered at kiosk)
  • Order plates (Agricultural, Chesapeake Bay, Personalized & Standard)
  • Pay Administrative Flag fees
  • Request County Pride sticker
  • PIN Management
  • Temporary Registration (delivered at kiosk)
  • Substitute Sticker (delivered at kiosk)
  • Email Management
  • Emergency Contact
  • Kiosk Availability

Kiosk Availability: Kiosks are available during normal business hours unless specificly noted below as a 24 hour kiosk. Operational denotes a kiosk is in working order. Wait times at a kiosk vary depending on branch volume.

Kiosk NameStatus
Essex 1Available
Essex 2Available
Essex 3Available
Essex 4 (24 Hour)Available

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Driver's Road Test:
Driver's Road Tests are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment click here for the MVA Central Scheduling System​ or you can visit the office location where you want to take the test and schedule an appointment.

DNR Service Center:
Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30

General Information:
Please call 410-768-7000 (or 1-800-492-4575 TTY for the Hearing Impaired) or email us at mvacs@mdot.state.md.us.

Customer Complaints:
If you have any complaints or customer service problems with the Essex office please contact Charles Howell, District Manager, at 410-768-7000 (or 1-800-492-4575 TTY for the Hearing Impaired).​​​​

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