Maryland Motorcycle License

Ready to take your new motorcycle out for a spin? There are a few things you need to complete before seeking your motorcycle driving license or endorsement in Maryland. Select from the options below to get started.

1: Get Started with Online Application Services

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 Guideā„¢ 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: Take the Motorcycle Practice Test

Practice makes perfect. Getting a new motorcycle license in Maryland is easy when you are prepared. Arrive at an MVA location ready to pass their tests with flying colors by taking a practice test.

3: By mail, if applicable

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.

4: 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 either preferred or required.

Obtaining A New Maryland Motorcycle License

Getting your motorcycle drivers license can be very exciting. The first thing you need to do before you can put your new motorcycle on the road is to obtain state certification and motorcycle insurance.

In order to obtain a motorcycle license in Maryland, you will need to head in to the MVA and meet a number of requirements. The requirements for getting a motorcycle depend on several factors, including your age and whether or not you already have a Maryland driver's license. Make sure to carefully go through everything on this sheet in order to ensure that you follow all the necessary steps to getting your motorcycle license.

To save you time, the hassle of research, and money, download your state specific Motorcycle License Easy Guide now!

Renewing Your Maryland Motorcycle License

You need to renew your motorcycle license every five years. Your motorcycle license expires on your birthday and must be renewed at 30 days before expiration. In Maryland, you have the option to renew your license either by mail or in person at your local MVA office.

As long as your information has not changed and your license has not been revoked or suspended, and you have social security number that has been verified by the MVA, most people will be able to use the mail-in option. Be sure to check the renewal notice that you received in the mail indicating which options are available to you.

To renew your Maryland motorcycle drivers license in person, you will want to make an appointment with your local MVA, especially if you need to retake a written knowledge test. Click here for a full list of MVA locations in Maryland.

You will also need to bring proper identification and a form of payment for renewal fees. For a full checklist and guide to renewing your motorcycle license, visit

Replacing Your Lost Or Stolen Maryland Motorcycle License

You will need to replace your Maryland motorcycle license if it has been lost, stolen or destroyed. In Maryland, you may replace your license in person at your local MVA.

There is a $20 fee to replace a motorcycle license. It is recommended that you make an appointment with your local MVA beforehand. For a list of local MVA offices, click here.

For a full checklist and guide to replacing your motorcycle license, visit

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