(GLEN BURNIE, MD) July 16, 2012 – Maryland residents under forty years of age, who qualify, will now be able to renew their driver’s license online or 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 further 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 who are under forty years of age since they are exempt from the vision screening requirement under the current statute. 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.