Driver Licensing - License Classes and Restrictions
Before applying for a Maryland Learner's Permit, Provisional License or regular Driver's License, you will need to decide which class of license you need. Driver's license classes are identified by the letters A, B, C, and M. The Class A license enables you to drive a wider variety of vehicles than a Class B license, while a Class B license enables you to drive more vehicles than a Class C license. A Class M license allows you to drive a motorcycle only, although you can obtain a license that combines Class M privileges with any of the other types, including commerical license types (classes). For details about the driving privileges that are associated with each type of noncommercial and commercial license, click here.
In order for you to drive certain types of commercial vehicles (e.g., those carrying hazardous materials), you also will need an endorsement. For more information about the process and requirements associated with endorsements see Adding an Endorsement to a CDL.
- There are different fees associated with commercial and noncommercial licenses.
Driver Services Division
6601 Ritchie Highway, NE
Glen Burnie, MD 21062
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