ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WMAR) — Beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday, all Maryland MVA branches will close until further notice amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
All appointments have been canceled. Customers will be notified when branches re-open.
“We appreciate our customer's patience and understanding as we take appropriate steps to limit the impact of this unprecedented health crisis,” said MDOT MVA Administrator Chrissy Nizer. “Safety is always our top priority at MDOT MVA. Right now, the key to promoting safety is encouraging our customers and employees to stay home.”
In the meantime, Governor Larry Hogan has ordered an extension of all driver’s and business licenses, identification cards, permits and registrations hat have expiration dates of March 12 through the end of Maryland’s state of emergency.
The extension will last until 30 days after the State of Emergency has been lifted.
Customers can still go online to file vehicle registration renewals, a change of address, insurance compliance payments, and information on flag fees. Some services may take longer to process than usual. A list of self-serve kiosk locations is also available online.
For emergencies, such as obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or registering fleet vehicles needed to bring resources to Marylanders, email COVID19MVAAction@mdot.maryland.gov or call 1-800-950-1682.