MVA Says Still Time To Renew Your Driver’s License

The process was suspended earlier this year due to COVID-19 pandemic.



Frederick, Md (KM) You may have put off renewing your Maryland driver’s license due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But Motor Vehicle Administrator Chrissy Nizer has some good news: You have until October 1st, 2021 to renew your license.

“Governor Hogan’s emergency extension is still in place. So all driver licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations are still valid that expired during the emergency period. So that was starting March 12th,” Nizer said. “So if you had a license that you weren’t able to take care of even in the past, or is coming up in the future, that emergency order is still in effect.”

To help slow the spread of the coronavirus, all MVA offices were closed. Governor Larry Hogan issued an emergency order extending driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations and identification cards which were set to expire. But now, Nizer says MVA offices are open to handle renewals. But citizens need to go the MVA website to make an appointment, or call the MVA.

When you do come, Nizer says you need to bring a form of identification, such as a birth certificate or passport. You also will need two proofs of your address, such as a utility bill, you vehicle registration card, a bank statement or voter registration card.



By Kevin McManus