New to Maryland Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Details

New to Maryland Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

General Info - Statewide License

This information will assist with transferring your out of State CDL to a Maryland CDL.

Please note: Additional fees may apply for various endorsements.

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    Approval time

  • $65.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. An out-of-state license must be a valid license or a license expired for less than one year. The license cannot be suspended.

  2. If you are exchanging an out-of-state license that has been expired for one (1) year or more, you are required to take the knowledge and skills tests in addition to the vision test.

  3. You must pass a vision test.

  4. Commercial drivers must transfer their commercial driver's license (CDL), within 30 days.

Apply for the License

  • Online Application

    Complete the form

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License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Maryland Department of Transportation

Contact Information


Tel: (410) 768-7000

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