Some MVA Branches To Partially Reopen By Appointment Only

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The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration will reopen select branch offices on a limited basis starting Monday by appointment only.

The select branches include:

  • Allegany County – Cumberland/LaVale
  • Anne Arundel County – Glen Burnie
  • Baltimore City – Reisterstown Road
  • Baltimore County – Essex
  • Carroll County – Westminster
  • Cecil County – Elkton
  • Charles County – Waldorf
  • Frederick County – Frederick
  • Harford County – Bel Air
  • Howard County – Columbia
  • Montgomery County – Gaithersburg and White Oak
  • Prince George’s County – Largo
  • St. Mary’s County – Loveville
  • Talbot County – Easton
  • Washington County – Hagerstown
  • Wicomico County – Salisbury

The MVA closed its branch offices in March in response to the Coronavirus state of emergency. During the closure, MVA was still able to process more than 740,000 transactions.

As part of the reopening plan and to protect the health and safety of employees and customers, the MVA will implement new procedures and guidelines, including face covering requirements, safeguard dividers and social distancing measures.

As of Wednesday, the MVA said its Central Scheduling System is not available because staff is first contacting customers to reschedule appointments that were canceled during the closure.

Once the Central Scheduling System is activated, customers will be able to schedule an appointment online at Transactions that will be available for scheduling include:

  • Learner’s permits
  • Commercial driving tests
  • Non-commercial driving tests
  • Renewing driver’s license and identification cards
  • Title work

The MVA is reminding customers that Gov. Larry Hogan issued an executive order authorizing an extension of all driver’s and business licenses, identification cards, permits and registrations that expire or are eligible for renewal during the state of emergency. As a result, those documents will not expire until 30 days after the state of emergency has been lifted.

If the expiration date for your driver’s license or identification card is some time in the future, MVA is asking you to hold off scheduling an appointment for that service right now. This will allow customers whose products are facing expiration to obtain appointments first.

Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the many services that can be completed online from the comfort and safety of home. The MVA eStore and self-service kiosks have remained available throughout the COVID-19 emergency, and many customers have used these services to complete transactions.

The MVA said all vehicle registration transactions should be completed through the MVA eStore, self-service kiosk or by mail. Services available online include:

  • Obtaining duplicate or additional registration cards
  • Vehicle registration renewals
  • Insurance compliance payments
  • Identification card renewals
  • Title replacements
  • Change of address
  • Driving records
  • License plate purchases and replacements
  • Temporary registrations
  • Information on administrative flag fees
  • Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) test date extensions
  • Driver’s license renewals
  • Substitute stickers
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