How to make an appointment at MVA Maryland: Step-by-Step Guide

If you need to request an appointment to go to an MVA Maryland office, but do not know how to do it, you have come to the right place. In this article we will discuss all the news, requirements and steps to follow so that you can request your appointment and go to the MVA Maryland offices to carry out any procedure related to the driver and his or her vehicle.

How to Make an Appointment at MVA Maryland: Step-by-Step Guide

It is worth mentioning that the MVA is the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Office, which is equivalent to the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles), as it is called in most U.S. states. The MVA Maryland is the entity in charge of processing any document or procedure directly related to the driver’s license, driving tests, vehicle registration, and even other procedures in the state of Maryland.

To request an appointment with the MVA Maryland, you have three ways to do it: online, by phone or in person, at one of the MVA Maryland offices nearest you.

What online services can I perform at MVA Maryland?

While there are many procedures that the MVA Maryland allows you to perform from its website, there are some that must be done at an MVA office in your county, so we recommend that you locate your nearest MVA Maryland branch on the MVA Maryland website.

Leaving aside these procedures that must be done in person, there are others (most of them) that can be done from the comfort of your home, you only need a mobile device with internet connection and you will be able to carry out some of the following procedures (among others).

Driver Services

  • Request an appointment.
  • Find, Reschedule or Cancel a Driver’s Appointment.
  • Apply for a commercial driver’s license.
  • Obtaining a learner’s permit.
  • Take a road test.
  • Request a driving record.
  • Applying for a renewal or new Real ID.
  • Find an interpreter service.
  • Professional Licenses.
  • Education Providers.
  • Pay Miscellaneous Fees.
  • Submit a CDL Medical Certificate.
  • Change your residential or mailing address.
  • Search myMVA Transactions.

Vehicle Services

  • Vehicle Emissions Inspection Programs.
  • Request vehicle titling appointment.
  • Apply for car titling online.
  • Vehicle registration renewal.
  • Vehicle license plates.
  • Request a duplicate title for your vehicle.
  • Designate Vehicle Beneficiary.
  • Vehicle forms.
  • Disability placards.
  • Update Insurance.
  • Request Substitute Sticker.
  • Renew Registration.
  • Insurance Services.
  • Emissions.
  • Violations.
  • Additional Products

These are just some of the many procedures that the MVA Maryland allows on its website. The cases in which you must go to an office, without exception, are the following:

  • You are obtaining a driver’s license for the first time.
  • You have just moved to Maryland.
  • You are registering a new vehicle.

Other than these items, there should be no inconvenience in completing other paperwork online or over the phone.

How to request an appointment at MVA Maryland: Step by Step

  1. Go to the official MVA Maryland website by clicking here.
  2. Locate the “Make an appointment” section on the home page, or under “Online Services” (“Schedule an appointment”).

How to Make an Appointment at MVA Maryland: Step-by-Step Guide

3. You will then be prompted with a welcome message. Click “Next”.

How to Make an Appointment at MVA Maryland: Step-by-Step Guide

4. Click on the type of category you wish to process.

How to Make an Appointment at MVA Maryland: Step-by-Step Guide

5. Next, choose the type of service for which you would like to request an appointment with MVA Maryland.

How to Make an Appointment at MVA Maryland: Step-by-Step Guide

6. Next, enter your Driver’s License/Identification Number and accept the conditions, as shown in the image below

How to Make an Appointment at MVA Maryland: Step-by-Step Guide

7. If you are eligible to apply, you must follow the steps requested by the MVA Maryland system.

8. Select a time and date for the appointment.

RECOMMENDATION: Save or write down the reservation code of the application, to present it on the day of the appointment and avoid possible delays or inconveniences.

Necessary information about MVA Maryland Offices

Depending on the county in which you reside, there are MVA Maryland offices that do not have a physical branch, or do not serve the public in person, but do so by telephone. Check the link below to see if there is an MVA Maryland office available where you live.

For example, VEIP (Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program) test sites are open, and have the advantage that you do not need to make an appointment to go. You can show up directly at the office, keeping in mind that you may have to wait for an appointment.

If we talk about VEIP testing, it is worth mentioning that it can be completed at any time, i.e., Monday to Monday, 24 hours a day, from a self-serve kiosk.

MVA Maryland contact information


6601 Ritchie Highway N.E. Glen Burnie, MD 21062.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Which are the best times to request an appointment at MVA Maryland office?

At, we recommend that you go to a MVA office during the following times of the day, as these are the times when the offices are least crowded.

The best times to request an appointment at MVA Maryland are:

  • Wednesdayshave shorter wait times than Mondays or Fridays.
  • In the morning, as afternoons are busier.
  • Avoid midday, as this is the lunch hour and there are fewer DMV officials available, so you will have to wait longer.

IMPORTANT: Do not forget to contact the DMV by phone, mail, email or in person to verify that you have all the documents that will be requested at the appointment.