How To Replace Your Maryland Drivers License

If your Maryland drivers license has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you'll need to get it replaced immediately. We offer links to resources that will save you time and get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many MVA related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to assistance in preparing official forms, the value added services and products you will receive include a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs; 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the MVA in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local MVA.

3: Via a MVA office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local MVA office. Varying MVA offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the MVA closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your MVA allows you to make a personal appointment.




Replacing Your Maryland Drivers License

You will need to replace your Maryland drivers license if it is lost, stolen or destroyed. In Maryland, you are only able to get a duplicate at an MVA office. 

When you visit an MVA office, you will be required to: 

  • Pay a fee of $20
  • Provide your Social Security Number
  • A vision test may also be required

Out of State:

If you are out of the state or out of the country when your license is lost or stolen, call an MVA representative at (800) 950-1682 for instructions on how to get a replacement or duplicate.

For more information contact:

MVA
Driver Services Division
6601 Ritchie Highway, NE
Glen Burnie, MD  21062

What is an Adult Drivers License?

In some states, the layout of your drivers license may change when you reach a certain age. It is possible for your license to switch from a vertical design to a horizontal card once you turn 21. You may want to seek out a duplicate or replacement adult drivers license when you reach the age of 21.

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