GLEN BURNIE, Md. - That dreaded trip to the Motor Vehicle Administration will soon get just a little bit easier with the debut of online license renewal at the MVA.
The service is available to qualifying Maryland residents under 40. In addition to renewing licenses online, drivers will also have the option to renew at an MVA self-service kiosk. The electronic driver's license renewals are offered as an alternative to visiting an MVA office and will help reduce wait times for other MVA transactions.
Our goal is to make State services efficient and convenient," said Governor Martin O'Malley. "The renewal of a driver's license is something hundreds of thousands of Marylander's must do every year. Making this transaction available online for those customers who qualify will eliminate a trip to an MVA office and allow them to handle their renewal when it is convenient, no matter the time of day. Fewer renewals in our MVA branch offices also will help reduce wait times for other transactions that still require an office visit."
This is the first phase of a two-phase deployment of online and kiosk driver's license renewals. This first phase is for those forty and under years since they are exempt from the vision screening requirement. The second phase, designed to accommodate the vision requirement for license holders 40 years of age and older, will be made available at a later date.
The first phase of this new service will launch in mid-July and be available to those with driver's licenses that have not expired. The renewal candidate must have a verifiable social security number and be a Maryland resident with a verifiable address that is on record. All candidates must also be at least 21 years old but not older than 39. New licenses will be mailed to the verified address on file.
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