MVA offers many services electronically which are available on our website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Customers may also conduct many transactions using our self-service kiosks (when the MVA offices are open) and our automated interactive voice response telephone systems.
List of Holidays and Office Closings.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014: NEW PROCESS TO GET DRIVER'S LICENSE OR ID CARD
On Monday, November 4, customers presenting foreign documentation without valid accompanying United States Citizenship and Immigration Services documentation will be able to schedule an appointment online to apply for a Maryland Driver’s License (DL) or Identification Card (ID). Appointments will begin January 2, 2014 and can be made at the MVA branch location of your choice. Read more here...
EFFECTIVE JUNE 1: VEHICLE REGISTRATION SURCHARGE INCREASES
Surcharge will increase from $13.50 to $17.00 as part of Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013. New dollars will go directly to the Maryland Emergency Medical System Operations Fund to support Maryland’s world-renowned Trauma and EMS system, including the State Police Aviation Command, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute and the Volunteer Company Assistance Fund.
EXCISE TAX CREDIT FOR PLUG IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Effective March 16, 2013, the Excise Tax Credit for the purchase of Plug in Electric Vehicles will no longer be available when submitting a titling request to the MVA. The Strategic Energy Investment Fund allotted for this fiscal year has been exhausted. However, purchasers of Plug-in Electric Vehicles may continue to request HOV Permits.
FLOOD DAMAGE CARS ADVISORY
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, tens of thousands of flood cars that have been submerged in salt water, and contaminated by bacteria and various toxins, will soon start to appear all over the country, even in states far from the center of the storm. AAMVA members should be aware that these vehicles may show up in their jurisdictions, and those vehicles that are flood damaged may be deemed total loss and reported to NMVTIS. Jurisdictions that currently do not have access to NMVTIS may want to consider getting access to NMVTIS for at minimum out-of-state vehicles from flood impacted states.
For questions regarding NMVTIS, contact Vivenne Cameron, Senior Director, AAMVA, at email@example.com or call 703.908.8261. For additional consumer tips on flood damaged cars from the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS), visit www.carconsumers.org.
MARYLAND MVA CREATES CONVENIENT "GREEN" WAY TO RENEW VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS
The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) is offering another convenient, environmentally-friendly electronic option to make interacting with the MVA as customer friendly as possible. Click here to read more...
TEMPORARY REGISTRATION PLATES
Effective October 1, 2010, Maryland car dealers must transmit vehicle and registration information electronically to the MVA on the same day that they issue a 60-day temporary registration.
ARE YOU DRIVING INTEXTICATED?
There's a new and real threat on our roads. It's one that has caught many of us off guard: Text Messaging. In 2009, Maryland adopted a law prohibiting the sending of text messages while driving. Read more...