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Maryland MVA Resource Links & FAQs

Here you’ll find everything you need to prepare for your tests and tasks with the Maryland MVA.

Driver’s license and vehicle tasks are completed with the Motor Vehicle Administration. The official website for the Maryland MVA is:

Online Services at the Maryland MVA

If you can avoid a trip to your local DMV office, you’re in luck. The Maryland MVA offers the following services online:

  • Duplicate registration.
  • Personalized license plates.
  • Registration renewals.
  • Driving records.
  • Address change.

Visit to set up an online account and complete your driver’s license and vehicle tasks online.

Maryland Driver’s Licenses & Learner’s Permits is designed to help you prepare for and pass your DMV written tests – all for free!

We want you to focus on studying and being a safe driver. We don’t think you should pay extra for this.

Maryland MVA Practice Tests

Maryland MVA Permit Practice Test

Road Signs & Traffic Signals Practice Test

Free Maryland MVA Cheat Sheets & Study Guides (Including Free PDF Print-Outs)

We also provide overviews of the steps you’ll need to take at the DMV, so you can be better prepared and know what to expect when it comes time to make a visit to your local office or complete a task online or through the mail. You’ll also find tips and guides designed to help make you the most knowledgeable driver and vehicle owner as possible.

How to Get a Driver’s License in Maryland

Driver’s Education in Maryland

REAL ID Identification Requirements at the DMV

Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

Driving Safety Topics: Distracted Driving, Defensive Driving, DUI, Seat Belt Laws, and More!

Maryland Motorcycle License & CDL

Are you interested in obtaining other types of driver’s licenses and endorsements in Maryland? has you covered!

Maryland Motorcycle License Practice Tests & Application Requirements

Maryland Motorcycle Written Exam Simulation

Free CDL Practice Tests & Guides

Maryland Car Registration & Title

After you get your driver’s license, you’re going to need something to drive, right? We’ve got the information you’ll need to get started.

Maryland Car Registration & Title Information

Smog Check & Vehicle Inspection Requirements

Car Insurance Requirements

Vehicle History Reports

Free Bill of Sale Form

Maryland License & Registration FAQs

What documents do I need to get a Maryland driver’s license?

You need to provide the MVA with proof of your identity, age, residency, and Social Security Number.

How do I renew my driver’s license in Maryland?

You can renew online, in person, or by mail.

How long do I have to renew my Maryland driver’s license after it expires?

If your license has been expired for more than 1 year, you’ll need to take the tests and start a new application again.

Do I need a new driver’s license when I move to Maryland?

Yes, you’ll need to transfer your out-of-state license when you become a Maryland resident.

When will I receive my Maryland driver’s license after renewing or replacing it?

You should receive your new license in about 7 business days.

Can I get a copy of my Maryland registration online?

Yes, you can order a duplicate online.

How do I renew my car registration in Maryland?

You can renew online, through the mail, or at your local county office.

Can I renew my car registration online in Maryland?

Yes, you can.

What happens if my Maryland car registration is expired?

You may be charged a late fee if you let your registration expire.

When will I receive my Maryland car registration and license plate stickers/tabs after I renew or replace them?

You should receive your new registration documents and license plate stickers in about 10 days.

How much of my Maryland car registration is tax deductible?

You can deduct your car registration fees from your federal income taxes if a portion of your registration is based on the vehicle’s value. Refer to your registration documents for details.

Do I need to register my vehicle when moving to Maryland?

Yes, you’ll need to do so within 60 days.

Maryland MVA Office Locations & Appointments

Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to avoid a trip to the DMV.

Use the Maryland office finder to locate DMVs near you:

Here you’ll be able to find:

  • Addresses and directions.
  • DMV Office Hours.
  • Holiday and Weekend Schedules.
  • Acceptable forms of payment.
  • Current wait times, if available.

Remember, if you do have to visit the Maryland MVA, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment.

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