Bethesda, MD asked in Consumer Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Maryland

Q: Told at the Bel Air MVA office by mgt. that I had to renew my driver's license with a real ID license. Is this correct

I was told that I have no choice but to obtain a real ID license.

When I asked what legal authority mandates that I get a Real ID license, the manager browsed his computer for approximately ten minutes, then said he would issue me a 45 day temporary license to think about it.

He never indicated what my next step(s) I should pursue.

1 Lawyer Answer
Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
  • Towson, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: It is a requirement under federal law:

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