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Maryland MVA - Appointments

Maryland MVA Appointments Required

If you can’t handle your business with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) online, then you must schedule an appointment as visiting the Maryland MVA in Person requires an appointment.


REAL ID Appointment Requirements

Vehicle Registrations Appointment Requirements

Maryland Drivers License Appointment Requirements

Schedule your Maryland MVA appointment by:

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Maryland MVA Appointment FAQ

Do I need to wear a mask during my appointment due to COVID-19?
MVA states that wearing them in state facilities is voluntary. However, unvaccinated persons are highly encouraged to wear a face covering for their own protection and the protection of others. It is important to note that the MVA's policies regarding face coverings may change depending on the evolving situation with COVID-19, so it is recommended to stay updated on their website or by contacting them directly before your appointment.
How can I get my MVA Appointment Confirmation Code?
If you have lost your MVA appointment confirmation code, you can request to have it sent to you via email or phone. To do so, you must go to the MVA online scheduler and click "Reschedule or Cancel an appointment" then provide the email address or phone number you used to book your appointment. The MVA can then send you a copy of your confirmation code, which you can use to verify your appointment details.
Can I reschedule or cancel my MVA appointment?
Yes, you can cancel or reschedule your Maryland MVA Appointment by using the online scheduling service. Once there click "Reschedule or Cancel an Appointment". You will need to search for your appointment by Confirmation Code and either Email or Phone Number.  If you don't have your Confirmation code, You can use your Email and Phone number and the Maryland MVA will resend it to you. 
What services can I receive during my MVA appointment?
Maryland MVA offers appointments for various services, including: Commercial Driver's License Services: This includes services related to commercial driver's licenses, such as applying for commercial learner permits, skills exams, and endorsement and restriction management. Existing Customer - Driver's License Services: This includes driver's license services for existing Maryland customers, such as renewals, duplicates, and changes to driver's license information. First Time Driver/ID Services: This includes services for first-time drivers and identification card applicants, such as applying for learner's permits or identification cards. Identification Card Services: This includes services related to identification cards, such as renewals, replacements, and corrections due to a name change. Customers changing their name will need to bring court documents that support the name change. International Registration Plan (IRP) Application: This includes services related to beginning an International Registration Plan (IRP) application for apportioned registration plates. New to Maryland/New to Country: This includes licensing and vehicle services for customers who are new to Maryland or new to the country. Professional and Business Licensing: This includes services related to professional and business licensing administration. Vehicle, Tag, and Titling Services: This includes services related to vehicles, such as titling, exchanging license plates, adding or removing liens, or addressing insurance violations.
What documents do I need to bring to my REAL ID appointment?
If you are applying for a REAL ID, you will need to provide one proof of identity (such as a valid U.S. passport or original U.S. birth certificate), one proof of social security (such as your social security card), two proofs of Maryland residency (such as a Maryland vehicle registration or title), and payment for the license or upgrade fee (if applicable). If your name is different from the name on your birth certificate, then you are required to provide a certified copy of the document(s) that changed your name (such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court-ordered name change).
How do I schedule an appointment with the Maryland MVA?
You can schedule an appointment with the Maryland MVA by using their online MVA Central Scheduling System . If you prefer to schedule your appointment by phone, you can do so by dialing (410) 768-7000
What is an MVA appointment, and why do I need one?
An MVA appointment is required for anyone who needs to conduct business with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) in person. This is because the MVA requires appointments for all in-person services. To schedule an appointment, you can use the online MVA Central Scheduling System, which allows you to make an appointment for various services. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can schedule your appointment by phone by calling (410) 768-7000. So, if you need to visit the Maryland MVA in person, you must schedule an appointment in advance.

Going to MVA in Person

If you prefer, you can schedule your appointment by phone, by dialing (410) 768-7000.

Some common reasons to schedule a Maryland MVA appointment are to:

To look up, cancel or reschedule an existing appointment, visit the MVA portal and provide the requested information.

*If eligible, you may be able to renew your driver’s license online.

Complete MVA Transactions Online

In many cases, there’s no need for an MVA appointment or to visit an MVA office at all. Many common MVA services are offered online, including:

  • Registration renewal.
  • Driver’s license and ID renewal (if eligible).
  • Ordering duplicate a registration or title.
  • Requesting your driving record.
  • Changing your address.
  • Ordering personalized plates.

eMVA Kiosks

Self-service kiosks are available at all MVA locations. Many common transactions can be formed using these convenient machines.

Some of these transactions include:

  • Changing your address.
  • Ordering replacement license plates.
  • Printing a duplicate registration card.
  • Renewing your vehicle registration.

Best Times to Visit the Maryland MVA

If you can’t complete your transaction online, at an eMVA kiosk, or schedule an MVA appointment in advance, you can still spend less time at the MVA office by timing your visit.

Generally, the:

  • First and last days of the month are more crowded.
  • Middle of the week is less crowded than Mondays and Fridays.
  • Mornings are less busy than the lunch hours and evenings.
  • Days before and after holidays are especially crowded.