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Deadlines Extended REAL ID

As of March 12, 2020, Governor Larry Hogan has ordered an extension of all driver's and business licenses, identification cards, permits (including handicap parking permits) and registrations that expire or are eligible for renewal during the state of emergency. As a result, they will not expire until the 30th day after the state of emergency has been lifted. This extension also applies to vehicle registration and tags/temporary tags on all new cars.

In addition, the date to bring in REAL ID documents to be in compliance with that requirement has been extended. The United States Department of Homeland Security has extended the national deadline for REAL ID compliance to October 1, 2021. This means that all Marylanders who are not yet REAL ID complaint should check the REAL ID lookup tool to determine if you need to bring in documents the next time you visit the MDOT MVA in order to get your REAL ID.

Look-up tool: http://www.mva.maryland.gov/realid/realidlookup.htm

Unfortunately, the MDOT MVA does not have a tool that will allow them to view electronic copies of your REAL ID documents, so you must bring them with you physically to an office. More information on the documents you will need to gather together and other aspects of this program can be found here: http://www.mva.maryland.gov/realid/real-id-toolkit.htm

It is important to note that while extensions have been given for licenses, registration, etc., once the state of emergency is lifted in Maryland, residents will only have until the 30th day of that month to update their licenses.


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