In order to legally drive in the state of Maryland, you must have a drivers license that contains all of your current information. This includes having your correct address listed. If you have moved, you will need to perform a change of address with the MD Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) within one month of moving.
Changing Your Address
There are several different ways to change your address on a drivers license in the state, including:
- Going online to Maryland.gov.
- Mailing in a completed Change of Address form.
- Calling the MVA Customer Service Center at (410) 768-7000.
- Visiting a Motor Vehicle Administration office in person.
You will not receive a new photo license after completing the change of address process. Instead, you will be sent a “Correction Attachment Card” which you must carry in addition to your old license. If you prefer a new license with your updated address, you must follow the process to replace it.
To update your address online, visit the MD MVA FastTrack System at Maryland.gov and enter the following information:
- Drivers license number.
- Date of birth.
- New address.
To update your address by mail, you must complete the Change of Address application (FormVR-154), which you can pick up at any MVA office or request to have it mailed to you by contacting customer service at the number listed above. Follow the instructions and mail it to the address listed on the form.
To update your address by phone, contact the MD MVA Customer Service Center at (410) 768-7000 and provide the requested information.
To update your address in person, visit any Motor Vehicle Administration office or a tag and title service office that has been approved by the MVA. Complete the Change of Address (FormVR-154), which you can pick up at any MD MVA office or have mailed to you by contacting customer service by phone. Note that you may have to pay a fee if you visit a tag and title service office.
If you are a new resident to the state of Maryland, you will need to apply for a new driver’s license within 60 days. This can only be done in person at a local MD MVA office. You will need to surrender your old driver’s license and provide proof of your age and identity, Social Security number, and residency. You will also have to pass a vision screening, have your photo taken, and pay any applicable fees.