motor vehicle administration

March 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

MVA Adding Staff, Hours to Ease REAL ID Burden

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has added extra staff and hours at eight high-volume locations across the state to help motorists meet an Oct. 1, 2020, deadline to get federally-required REAL ID driver’s licenses or ID cards. The Montgomery County location for the extra hours is in Walnut Hill, in Gaithersburg. The others are in […]

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February 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Senate Approves Legislation to Add Unspecified Gender Option on License

The Maryland State Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would allow for a gender-neutral option when it comes to Marylanders indicating their sex on their legal form of identification. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Will Smith of Montgomery County District 20. It was also co-sponsored by Sen. Cheryl C. Kagan who represents District 17. It […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

What’s Open and Closed on the National Day of Mourning?

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning in the United States. Therefore, the federal government will close to honor the 41st president George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94. Coinciding with this declaration, Governor Larry Hogan also announced that Maryland State Government will close to honor President […]

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October 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Charge Woman With Fraud Related to Maryland Driver’s Licenses

Montgomery County police have charged a woman with fraud after she allegedly provided out-of-state residents with fraudulent documents to obtain a Maryland driver’s license from Maryland’s Vehicle Administration. After a nearly 14-month investigation, Elisa Ordonez, 38, was arrested and charged with multiple counts of fraud. Detectives believe that more than 40 people provided the fraudulent documentation from Ordonez […]

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June 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

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MVA Announces Independence Day Closings

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) will close all offices on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. All full-service Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations will also be closed. According to a news release, MVA’s ten self-service VEIP kiosks will remain open. MVA customers can also Skip the Trip and […]

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June 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

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MVA Offices and VEIP Stations to Close June 24 for System Updates

Maryland is temporarily closing its MVA offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program stations on Saturday for statewide computer upgrades. According to a news release, the temporary shutdown and upgrades are necessary to integrate new IT data based on legislation that goes into effect on July 1. Customers will not be able to conduct web or […]

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January 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

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MVA Expands Call Center Hours

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) is expanding its call-center hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. “Our administration is committed to making state government work for the people – not the other way around,” said Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. “This expansion will give citizens more access to MVA services […]

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November 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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MVA Announces Election Day and Veterans Day Closings

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) will close all offices on Nov. 8 and Nov. 11 in observance of Election Day and Veterans Day. All full-service Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) stations will also be closed. According to a news release, MVA’s ten self-service VEIP kiosks will remain open. MVA customers can […]

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September 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

Maryland Proud License Plate Debuts on Monday (PHOTO)

Marylanders can display their pride in their home state beginning on Monday when the Motor Vehicle Administration rolls out the new Maryland Proud license plate. Governor Larry Hogan unveiled the new design last month, which prominently features the state flag. The new standard-issue plate is available for all passenger cars, SUV’s trucks, motorcycles and multipurpose […]

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June 18, 2015 | Krista Brick

EXCLUSIVE: Which MVA Site Passed the Most New Drivers in Maryland?

If you are planning on taking your Maryland driver’s license road test, a graph exclusively obtained by MyMCMedia could help steer you in the direction of which of the 18 Motor Vehicle Administration testing sites will give you the best odds of passing the test. Hint: Gaithersburg’s MVA has the fifth highest fail rate in the […]

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