FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|CONTACT:||Buel C. Young||MVA Organization Relations|
Media Advisory: Announces Holiday Schedule
"Don't Wait In Line, Go On-Line"
GLEN BURNIE, MD (May 21, 2010) -- The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) will close its full-service and express offices on Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31, 2010. All Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations will also be closed. These closures are in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday in addition to complying with the statewide budget reduction plan. MVA and VEIP stations will reopen and routine operations will resume on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.
MVA also wants to remind customers that all MVA Offices are open for regular business Monday, May 24 through Thursday, May 27, 2010.
Customers are advised that the days before and after a holiday are especially busy, and they are encouraged to go online to complete their MVA transaction. Many MVA transactions can be completed via the Internet (www.mva.maryland.gov) with eMVA. They include vehicle registration renewals and changes of address. With eMVA, a variety of routine transactions are available electronically and they can be completed without the need to "wait in line" at an MVA office. To reach eMVA and the available electronic transactions twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, log on to www.mva.maryland.gov and click on more under Online Transactions. You will then have access to the following transactions:
- Renew Registrations
- Obtain Duplicate/Additional Registration Cards
- Replace Titles
- Change your Address
- Obtain Driving Records
- Obtain Temporary Registration
- Purchase Background Scene License Plates
- Purchase Personalized Plates
- Purchase County Pride Stickers
- Download & Print Specific Forms
- Get Information on Administrative Flag Fees
- Extension of your Vehicle Emission Inspection Program (VEIP) Test Date
Customers can also complete transactions via the MVA Interactive Voice Response Phone System by calling 1-888-834-7344. This system can handle the renewal of a vehicle registration and the payment of an Administrative Flag Fee.
During this Memorial Day Holiday MVA wants to encourage customers to use the alternate methods to complete their MVA transactions from the comfort of their home or office and not visit an MVA office unless it is absolutely necessary.