Motor Vehicle Administration
How to Get Around
Metro (map on page 23)
The Metro has a dozen stops in MontgomeryCounty on the Red Line, which connects thecounty to Washington, D.C. The Red Linestretches from Shady Grove through the nation’scapital and back into the county, ending inGlenmont. Parking is available at 44 Metrostations.
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 formof public transportation in the county. Ride Onoperates dozens of routes, which serve much ofthe county. The Montgomery County Departmentof Transportation lists the routes and schedules:
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 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.
Silver Spring VanGo
The VanGo is a free shuttle service circulating
through downtown Silver Spring from the Silver
Spring Metro station.
Capital Bikeshare enables users to rent itssignature red bikes from one of hundreds ofstations across the region, including dozensthroughout Montgomery County, and then returnthem to another station. In Silver Spring, userscan also find dockless bikes available from threebikeshare companies.
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’slicense within 60 days. Bring your out-of-statelicense, plus proof of your age, identity andresidency. You’ll need to pass a vision screeningat an MVA office or submit a vision screeningform from a doctor.
How to title and register
You must register your vehicle within 60 daysof moving to Maryland. Generally, you’ll needto provide proof of ownership (the existingtitle identifying you as the owner), a stateinspection certificate and an application form(available on the MVA website). You also musthave a vehicle liability insurance policy thatconforms to Maryland’s requirements. Applyfor a Maryland title and registration at any full-service MVA office, or mail copies of the abovedocuments 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’semissions system every two years. Get yourcar inspected at these two Montgomery Countylocations.
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 inChevy Chase. Find out which services are offered at each location, along with wait times, at the MVA website: