News Release, Motor Vehicle Administration

MDOT MVA Offices and VEIP Stations will close November 28 for Thanksgiving; MDOT MVA is Open for Business Friday, November 29

Glen Burnie, MD (November 21, 2019) – The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) will close all branch offices and VEIP stations on Thursday, November 28, 2019, in observance of Thanksgiving. 

All MDOT MVA offices and VEIP stations will reopen Friday, November 29, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. 

Customers are encouraged to take care of their MDOT MVA business on Black Friday when historically volume at branch offices has been lighter. Customers looking to become REAL ID-compliant are encouraged to make an appointment. Currently, there are more than 2,000 appointments still available statewide on November 29 for REAL ID services.

“While taking advantage of Black Friday deals, customers are encouraged to stop by their nearest branch or VEIP station to take care of MDOT MVA business,” said Chrissy Nizer, Administrator, MDOT MVA. “And there’s no need to get in line early if a REAL ID is on your list. Customers can schedule REAL ID appointments with the guarantee to be seen in 15 minutes, leaving plenty of time to get home for Thanksgiving leftovers.”

For those customers that can’t wait for Black Friday, MDOT MVA’s online services, 24-hour kiosks, and self-service VEIP kiosks will be accessible to customers during the Thanksgiving closure.

MDOT MVA reminds customers that extended service hours are available on Thursday’s at all branch offices until 6:30 p.m. and at nine locations on Saturdays until 4:30 p.m. The complete 2019 MDOT MVA holiday and closure schedule is available at

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