Replace Your Maryland Drivers License
Online application assistance can simplify the process for many DMV related services, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the DMV offices or websites, you will receive a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your DMV forms and/or provide links to DMV online services. Via our partners at Road America, you will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of a free membership to DMV Advisors, a state-specific help desk prepared to answer any driver-related questions or concerns you may have. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.
2: By mail, if eligible (read below for instructions)
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 local MVA office
If you prefer to access MVA services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical MVA office location. 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 local MVA allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.
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:
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.
For a list of related services, please see below: