How To Renew Your Maryland Drivers License
Maryland drivers license renewal doesn't have to be complicated. 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.
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 (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 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.
You may Renew Your Drivers License in Maryland
A package will be sent to you when it’s time to renew and you can fill this out and send in your renewal.
- Read the information carefully to make certain you qualify to renew by mail. If you find any errors in your information, you must visit an MVA office to renew in person.
- Complete your renewal application.
- If you are over 40, you must have your doctor complete and sign the "vision certification" portion of your renewal form.
- Mail in your renewal with the proper fee.
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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