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§ 16-111.1. Issuance of driver’s license or provisional license

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 16. Vehicle Laws--Drivers' Licenses (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Issuance, Expiration, and Renewal of Licenses (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Transportation, § 16-111.1
§ 16-111.1. Issuance of driver’s license or provisional license
Passing test, surrender of permit, and fee
(a) An applicant is entitled to receive the driver's license applied for if the applicant:
(1) Passes the examination provided for in this subtitle;
(2) Surrenders the last learner's instructional permit issued to him, if any; and
(3) Pays the fees provided for by this subtitle.
Provisional licenses
(b)(1) This subsection applies to an applicant who holds a provisional license under § 16-111 of this subtitle.
(2) An applicant is entitled to receive a license if the applicant:
(i) Meets the minimum age required under § 16-103(c)(3) of this subtitle;
(ii) Satisfies the provisional license requirements under § 16-111(d) or (e) of this subtitle;
(iii) Surrenders any provisional license issued to the applicant; and
(iv) Pays the fee established under this subtitle.
Class of license and assignment of identifying number
(c)(1) Each license issued by the Administration shall be identified clearly as to its specific class. A Class M license may be issued in combination with any one of the other classes.
(2) The Administration shall assign an identifying number to each license it issues.
(3) The Administration may not use, include, or encode, in any form, an individual's Social Security number on the individual's driver's license.
Size, design, and content of noncommercial Class A, B, C, or M licenses
(d)(1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, each noncommercial Class A, B, C, or M license issued by the Administration shall be of the size, design, and content that the Administration specifies.
(2) A noncommercial Class A, B, C, or M license shall include:
(i) The name and residence address of the licensee;
(ii) The date of birth of the licensee;
(iii) A description of the licensee, which shall include the height, weight, and sex of the licensee;
(iv) A color photograph of the applicant that is taken in accordance with a procedure that the Administration requires;
(v) The type or class of vehicles that the license authorizes the licensee to drive;
(vi) The signature and seal of the issuing agent; and
(vii) A space for the signature of the licensee.
Signature requirement
(e)(1) A license is not valid unless the licensee signs the license in the licensee's usual signature.
(2) When issued and signed, a driver's license authorizes the licensee to drive any vehicle of the type or class specified on it, subject to any restrictions endorsed on the license.
Number of licenses permitted
(f)(1) Only one current driver's license may be issued by the Administration to and held by any individual at any one time.
(2) Before issuing a license, the Administration shall require the applicant to surrender any license issued to the applicant by any other jurisdiction.


Added by Acts 1977, c. 14, § 2, eff. July 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1979, c. 56; Acts 1984, c. 492, § 1; Acts 1987, c. 172; Acts 1989, c. 291, § 2; Acts 1989, c. 557. Renumbered from Transportation § 16-111 by Acts 1998, c. 483, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2000, c. 328, § 1, eff. July 1, 2001.
Formerly Art. 66 ½, §§ 6-102.2, 6-104, 6-111, 6-112, 6-115.
MD Code, Transportation, § 16-111.1, MD TRANS § 16-111.1
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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