Motor Vehicle Administration
How to Get Around
Metro (map on page 31)
The Metro has a dozen stops in Montgomery
County on the Red Line, which connects the
county to Washington, D.C. The Red Line
stretches from Shady Grove through the nation’s
capital and back into the county, ending in
Glenmont. Parking is available at 44 Metro
Metrobus’ 400,000 trips each weekday in
Maryland, Virginia and the District make it the
sixth busiest bus agency in the United States.
For information about schedules and stops, visit
Ride On bus
The Ride On bus system is the most used form
of public transportation in the county. Ride
On operates about 100 routes, which service
much of the county. The Montgomery County
Department of Transportation lists the routes
and schedules: montgomerycountymd.gov/DOT-Transit/routesandschedules/ rideonroutes.html.
The car-sharing service Zipcar allows you to pick
up a car whenever you want to use one, with more
convenience than a typical car rental service.
To find a Zipcar at one of dozens of locations in
Montgomery County and the Washington, D.C.,
This program enables users to rent bicycles
from one of more than 400 stations across the
region, and then return them to another station.
The program’s signature red bikes are available
at nearly 60 stations in Montgomery County.
This free bus makes a 3.3-mile loop through
downtown Bethesda every 10 to 15 minutes.
Its 20 stops include the Bethesda Metro station
and Bethesda’s public garages. bethesda.org/
Silver Spring VanGo
The VanGo is a free shuttle service circulating
through downtown Silver Spring from the Silver
Spring Metro station. silverspringdowntown.
Gaithersburg Full service 15 Metropolitan Grove Road, Gaithersburg
Glenmont Limited service Glenmont Shopping Center, 12335 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring
Walnut Hill Full service 16520 S. Westland Drive, Gaithersburg
White Oak Full service 2131 Industrial Parkway, Silver Spring
MVA Bus, Friendship
Heights Village Council Limited service 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase (The MVA Bus is only at this location once a month)
How to get a driver’s license
New residents must obtain a Maryland driver’s
license within 60 days. Bring your out-of-state
license, plus proof of your age, identity and
residency. You’ll need to pass a vision screening
at an MVA office or submit a vision screening
form from a doctor.
How to title and register
You must register your vehicle within 60 days
of moving to Maryland. Generally, you’ll need
to provide proof of ownership (the existing
title identifying you as the owner), a state
inspection certificate and an application form
(available on the MVA website). You also must
have a vehicle liability insurance policy that
conforms to Maryland’s requirements. Apply
for a Maryland title and registration at any full-service MVA office, or mail copies of the above
documents to the MVA’s Out-of-State Title Unit,
6601 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD 21062.
Vehicle emissions inspection
locations in the county
Maryland requires the inspection of a vehicle’s
emissions system every two years. Get your
car inspected at these two Montgomery County
Montgomery County, East
2121 Industrial Parkway, Silver Spring
Montgomery County, Central
15910 Chieftain Ave., Derwood
There are four MVA offices in Montgomery County, plus one pop-up office that opens once a month in
Chevy Chase. Find out which services are offered at each location, along with wait times, at the MVA website: