Changing your MVA ID, License, or Learner’s Permit

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Changing your name with MVA

MVA requires that you change your name on your ID, learner’s permit, or driver’s license within 30 days of receiving your name change decree. However, you have to change your information with Social Security first. Requests should be made in person at an MVA office.

What documents will you need?

  1. your current ID, learner’s permit, or driver’s license with your old name
  2. a certified copy of your name change decree from the court (Don’t have a name change decree? Click here)
  3. a completed  application for a new license, available at the MVA office
  4. if you are under 18, you will need to bring a parent with you to sign the application.

You will also be charged about $20-$25 for the new card.

If you are applying for an ID, learner’s permit, or driver’s license for the first time, use the MVA’s document guide, available here, to determine what documents you will need to take with you.

You do not need a court order to change your gender marker on your ID/driver’s license/learner’s permit.  If you want to change your gender marker, you can do it at the same time you are changing your name. (See additional instructions below.)

Have more questions about changing your MVA ID? Visit the MVA website.

Changing your gender marker with MVA

You can change your gender on your ID, learner’s permit, or driver’s license without getting an order from the court.

Gender marker changes are only done at the Glen Burnie MVA. You can either go in person or mail your request to: MD MVA , ATTN: Driver Wellness and Safety Division, 6601 Ritchie Highway, NE, Glen Burnie, MD 21062.

If you mail in your request, make sure to keep copies of everything you mail. Note that if you also want to change your name at the same time, you need to go in person.

You may be charged $20-$25 for a new license.

What documents will you need?

  1. your ID, learner’s permit, or driver’s license
  2. a letter from you asking to have your gender marker changed
  3. letter(s) from a doctor or psychiatrist stating that you have received appropriate clinical treatment for transition and that your gender should be changed
  4. if you’re also changing your name, everything listed above in the name change section

Have more questions about changing your MVA ID? Visit the MVA website. You can also See PFLAG’s information about changing our gender marker.

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