Maryland unable to issue driver’s licenses, ID cards after 3 p.m. on Tuesday

Maryland residents planning to get a driver’s license or identification card later this afternoon will have to wait until Wednesday.

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration said that its computer system requires immediate maintenance and, as a result, the state won’t be able to issue licenses and cards after 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Additionally, you won’t be able to conduct any online or kiosk transactions during the same time period.

The maintenance should be finished by the time the MVA offices open Wednesday, officials said . Offices will remain open until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday for any other business, and you can still renew vehicle registration by calling 1-888-834-7344.

When the MVA offices open on Wednesday, there will likely be a higher number of customers due to the shutdown on Tuesday. If you can wait to get your license, or if you have any other business, try waiting until later in the day or later in the week. You can also visit mva.maryland.gov if it’s something you can do online.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.

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