How To Renew Your Maryland Drivers License

Need to renew your Maryland drivers license? We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to resources that will get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

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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.

Maryland Drivers License Renewal 

By Mail:

When the time comes to renew your drivers license, you will receive a notice in the mail, along with a a renewal form. Complete this renewal form and return it, along with a check or money order for the renewal fee of $6 (or $30 for a five-year renewal) in order to renew your license. There are few requirements in order to renew by mail: 

  • There can be no changes in your name or address, if you need to make these changes you will need to visit an MVA office
  • If you are over 40, you must have a doctor complete and sign portion of your renewal form marked "vision certification"

In Person:

Renew your drivers license in Maryland: MVA Office hours and locations

Download your complete checklist and forms to renew your Maryland drivers license.

Contact your local MVA Office:

Call: 1-410-768-7000 for information

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

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