Maryland Drivers License Change of Address Requirements

Have you recently moved to a new residence in Maryland? The state Motor Vehicle Administration requires you to process an address change on your Maryland drivers license as soon as possible. 

Fortunately, all you need to do for a Maryland drivers license change of address is to notify your local MVA. Select from the options below to get started.

1: Online application and checklist download

Online application assistance can simplify and streamline the process for many MVA-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 MVA, you will receive a comprehensive Easy Guide" specific to your needs, fast answers to tough questions and prompt service from a friendly staff. You will also receive 30 days of emergency roadside assistance at no additional cost. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and 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

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 your 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 really necessary.


Address Change on a Maryland Drivers License

*You must notify the MVA within 30 days of your address changing

Process your Address Change Online:

Get your Maryland drivers license change of address forms and checklist.


Download and complete form (VR-154) and mail it back to your MVA for a change of address:

By Phone:

  • MVA Customer Service Center: 1-410-768-7000
  • TTY/Hearing Impaired: 1-301-729-4563 

In Person:

If you would like to go into the MVA to implement an address change on your Maryland drivers license, make sure to bring the following documents.

  • License to have the address changed
  • Proofs of Identity used to obtain the original product
  • Other documents might include: Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree, Court Order
  • If under 18 you’ll need a parent of guardian to come with you for the change

Address Change on Maryland Drivers License - More Information:

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

Changing Your Address When Moving From Another State

If you have recently moved from state to state, you might want to consider acquiring a new license in order to reflect your new address. For more information on changing your address on your new drivers license, click here.

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