The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) is pleased to inform you that starting Monday, June 12, qualified plug-in electric vehicle owners will be eligible to apply for a new High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Permit.
The HOV permit will allow drivers to use the HOV lanes on Interstate 270 and US-50 regardless of the number of vehicle occupants. The program previously sunset on September 30, 2022, but has since been renewed by House Bill 123, Chapter 121 Acts of Maryland 2023, and signed into law by Governor Wes Moore.
The MVA will begin accepting applications on June 12, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
All eligible vehicle owners must apply for a new permit through the myMVA eServices portal here or visiting an MVA branch office. Please note that prior permit holders should remove expired permits from their vehicle and reapply for a new permit. The new program includes a $5 application fee and is valid through September 30, 2025.
If you would like to share any information to constituents regarding the new HOV permit program, you can refer them to the MVA website for applicable program requirements and to access the application form. The website link is: