Maryland MVA’s Extending Expiration Dates During Pandemic

expiration dates are extend to 30 days after the state of emergency ends.

Frederick, MD – The MVAs across the state of Maryland have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but drivers do not have to worry about upcoming expirations on their driving documents.

Under Governor Hogan’s executive order, expiration dates on licenses, registrations, and more have all been moved to 30 days after Maryland’s state of emergency has ended. \

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Association has also notified law enforcement to not penalize drivers who have expired documents during the pandemic.

“We have sent out bulletins to law enforcement both in Maryland and throughout the nation,” MDOT MVA Administrator Chrissy Nizer said. “The executive order covers you and you do not need to worry.”

Nizer said the federal government has also extended the deadline to October 2021 for people supplying documentation for REAL IDS.

MVA employees are also still processing emergency requests by phone and handling vehicle titles through mail.

More information on extensions and MVA services affected by the coronavirus can be found at

By Timothy Young