The Maryland MVA's 'sources of proof' page lists these as proof of Maryland residency; at least two are required.
- Maryland vehicle registration card or title;
- Utility, telephone or cable/satellite TV bill;
- Checking or savings account statement;
- Life insurance card or policy (over 3 years old);
- Property tax bill or receipt;
- Mortgage account or proof of home ownership (Deed, Title, Bill of Sale or Statement from Maryland Assessment and Taxation);
- Residential rental contract (apartment lease or other rental of real property)(current formal contract or agreement between landlord and tenant which includes all signatures);
- First class or priority mail from a federal, state or local government agency to include the contents and envelope, excluding mail from the Administration;
- Copy of federal or MD income tax return filing not more than 18 months old, with proof of filing;
- Installment contract from a bank or other financial institution;
- Sales tax or business license;
- Major credit card and Department/Retail store credit card bills (Wal-Mart, Sears, Lowe's, Exxon, etc);
- Residential service contract (refers to services performed at the address of residence; for example, cable or satellite television, TV repairs, lawn service or exterminator contract);
- Canceled check with imprinted name and address;
- Voter registration card;
- Selective Service Card.
The documents you submit must also satisfy these requirements:
- Must include the applicant's name and residence address.
- May not be from the same business, company or agency.
- Must reflect a current, recent or valid date.
So while a lease is a valid source of proof, as long as you can provide two from the list above then you won't need a copy of your lease to get your license.