Your Maryland learner's permit will be mailed to your address on file. You will receive a paper "interim receipt" to use as a temporary permit to drive until you receive your actual photo permit. You should expect to receive your permit within 10 days. Please destroy any current permits after you receive your new permit, if applicable.
The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) is now printing/mailing one of the most secure driver’s licenses, learner’s permits and identification (ID) cards in the nation. All cards are now delivered through the mail within 7-10 business days. The new cards incorporate cutting-edge security features to help protect against identity theft and fraud. The new cards also meet all state and federal standards and are REAL ID compliant. As always, we encourage customers to Skip the Trip and renew their driver’s license or ID card via web, kiosk and mail. The MVA’s online services can be found here. Much more information on our new secure cards, including how to expedite delivery of the new products, can be found here.
Because Maryland participates in the one license/permit for one person program, if the applicant has a driver's license, issued in Maryland with a photo, the learner's permit for which one is applying is produced without a photo.
Moped licenses. If you have a moped license and wish to apply for a learner's permit to obtain a driver's license, the learner's permit will not contain a photo. If you have a learner's permit with a photo and wish to apply for a moped license, the moped license will contain your photo and the learner's permit will be re-issued without a photo.
If you have an out-of-country driver's license that has been expired for over one year, and apply for a Maryland learner's permit, it will be issued with a photo.
For information about the Maryland learner's permit, please click here.
For a list of the current home school coordinators list, please click here.
Driver Services Division
6601 Ritchie Highway, NE
Glen Burnie, MD 21062
For telephone questions:
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