How Long Do I have To Wait To Get Back My Maryland Driver’s License?

Reinstatement of a Revoked Maryland Driver’s License

If your driver’s license was revoked because you accumulated 12 or more points on your driving record, or because you violated an alcohol restriction, you may eventually be able to have your license reinstated.

 The minimum amount of time you must wait before requesting reinstatement of your license once it has been revoked depends upon the number of times you have had your Maryland driver’s license revoked in the past. The following list will explain the required waiting period.

One Revocation–6 month waiting period

Two Revocations–12 month waiting period

Three Revocations–18 month waiting period

Four Revocations– 24 month waiting period

The waiting period starts on the day that you turn in your driver’s license after it has been revoked, or the date of revocation, whichever is later.

 If you’ve waited the proper amount of time and believe that you are entitled to a reinstatement, visit any MVA office and make a request. When you arrive you will be asked for your name, address, date of birth and driver’s license number.

 The MVA will review your driving record for insurance issues, child support violations and other problems which may disqualify you from reinstatement. If there are no problems, the MVA will give you an application form. Once the final application is turned in there will be a ruling on the issue and you will be mailed a letter either granting or denying your reinstatement.

If you are granted reinstatement, just take the letter to any MVA branch and apply for a new license. You may be required to take the law, vision and/or driving skills tests again. If your request was denied, you have the right to appeal the decision to the Office of Administrative Hearings and details will be contained in the denial letter.

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