Requests to change or correct the information as it appears on your license, learner's permit, identification (ID) card, or moped operator’s permit, must be made in person at any MDOT MVA branch office. Please visit the REAL ID Look Up Tool to see if documents are required for your visit.
A new photograph will be taken and the appropriate fee will be assessed. If the customer requests the new product outside of their normal renewal cycle, there is a $20 fee for a duplicate product and the expiration date on the card will not change.
Name changes on a driver's license or ID card are completed via submission of appropriate documentation of the name change and must also be reflected in the Social Security Card. Name changes can be processed at any time, regardless of gender designation.
If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please contact the Driver Wellness and Safety Division at 410-768-7513.
Updated: September 30, 2019
This will begin on October 1, 2019, according to Chapter 649, Senate Bill 196 of 2019.
Beginning October 1, 2019, a customer may change their gender without providing documentation to validate the gender choice. When renewing, if a customer wants to change gender, they respond “yes” when prompted by the Driver Licensing System, then make their selection. The choices will be “M” for male, “F” for female, and “X” for unspecified or other. There will be a prompt and certification for the customer to verify that the gender selected is their choice.
No documentation is required to support the gender selected by the customer. However, due to the federal Real ID Act, documents may need to be provided for name, date of birth, and address verification purposes.
The change may be indicated on a:
• Driver’s License
• Learner’s Permit
• ID Card
• Moped Operator’s Permit
A parent or guardian signature is required for issuance of these products to individuals under the age of 18 years old. If the parent or guardian does not sign the application, the product will not be issued.
No, you will only be able to change your gender in person at a MDOT MVA branch office.
No, you will not need to have the gender on your birth certificate changed in order to change the gender on your driver’s license.
No, the gender change form at the MDOT MVA will not exist after October 1, 2019. Gender change will be indicated and certified as part of the application process at the branch office beginning on October 1, 2019.
Yes, there is no limit to the number of times you can change your gender. However, there will be a corrected driver’s license fee charged each time.