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Hogan Administration Delivers Combined Maryland Natural Resources and Motor Vehicles Regional Service Center

One-Stop Shop for Licenses and Registrations for Boating, Driving, Hunting and Fishing Now in Essex

Delivering on the Hogan Administration’s promise to improve customer service across state agencies, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Mark J. Belton today joined Maryland Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary James F. Ports and Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Administrator Christine E. Nizer along with state and local leaders in officially opening a combined Natural Resources and Motor Vehicle Administration Regional Service Center in Essex.

“This center will serve as a one-stop-shop for citizens to obtain titles and registrations for motor vehicles as well as boats and boat trailers,” said Natural Resources Secretary Belton. “Customers will now need to visit only one location to get their vehicles and vessels out on the road and into the water.”

“The collaborative effort shown here between the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is a great example of the Hogan Administration’s commitment to make government services more accessible and convenient to all Maryland residents,” said Deputy Transportation Secretary Ports at today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The newly combined office replaces the Department of Natural Resources’ Dundalk Service Center, which in Fiscal Year 2016 served more than 8,500 customers, mostly related to boating activities.  The Motor Vehicle Administration’s Essex Branch opened 19 years ago, and in Fiscal Year 2016 processed 186,839 transactions.

The combined office, located at 1338-A Eastern Boulevard in the Middlesex Shopping Center, creates a greater capacity to serve residents in Baltimore County, the state’s third-most populated county, and beyond.

The Motor Vehicle Administration’s Essex Branch is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The new Maryland Natural Resources Essex Service Center will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The former Natural Resources’ Central Region Service Center at 7701 Wise Avenue in Dundalk, Maryland has closed.


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