As a new resident of Maryland you must register your vehicle within 60 days of moving to Maryland. If you delay beyond 60 days, you will not be eligible for a tax credit for any titling tax paid in another state, and you may be subject to a citation for an out of state registration. 

You will need to provide a fax number for your lienholder if you do not have the title document. Columbia Tag and Title, LLC will send a request to your lienholder for the title to be sent to us. Upon receipt of the title document, Columbia Tag and Title, LLC will write or call you to inform you that we have received the title. We will inform you of the excise tax due and ask you to send your completed Application for Certificate of Title (form # VR-005)

After moving out of Maryland you need to return your plates to the MVA. If you have more than one calendar year left on your registration you are due a refund for the cost of the remaining year. If you are eligible for the refund you must first complete the Application for Registration Plate Refund (form # VR-021). Mail in the completed form, the license plates from your vehicle, a copy of the vehicle registration, your out of state address, and a reason for their return to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, Attn: Tag Return, 6601 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD 21062. Registration plates must be returned to the MVA prior to canceling vehicle insurance. 
Yes, you must return your registration plates prior to canceling your vehicle’s insurance coverage. Failure to do so may result in a compulsory insurance violation. For more information
To donate your vehicle to a charity you must have the title of the vehicle. If there is a lien showing on the vehicle’s title you must have a security interest filing signed off by the lienholder showing that the lien has been satisfied. On the back of the title, please sign the ownership over to the charity to which you are donating in the Assignment of Ownership section.
Be sure to place the odometer mileage in the appropriate field and sign and date the assignment of ownership. Registration plates do not go with the vehicle. Registration plates may be transferred to another vehicle titled in the same name as long as the vehicle is the same classification. Any other registration plates must be returned for cancellation prior to canceling insurance.

To request a personalized (vanity) plate you can complete an Application for Special Registration Plates (form # VR-164) at our location or fill online then print when you come in.  along with the additional yearly fee (payable by check or money order) and a copy of the current registration card. The process takes approximately eight weeks to complete

To request a duplicate registration you must fill out the Application for Substitute Plates/Stickers/Duplicate Registration (form # VR-009). A fee does apply for a duplicate registration. The completed form can be brought in person or mailed to our address. You can also apply online to obtain a duplicate registration.
To obtain a license plate or placard for persons with disabilities you must first fill out the Application for Maryland Parking Placards/License Plates for Individuals with a Disability (form # VR-210). Your physician must complete the disability certification portion of the application. You can then visit your local MVA full-service office to receive your license plates and/or your placards in person.

An individual may request disability placard(s) or plate as follows:

  • One disability placard only, or
  • One disability plate only, or
  • One disability plate and one disability placard, or
  • Two disability placards.

You may choose either one-disability placard or disability plate, or one plate and one placard or two placards. Placards are designed to easily move from one vehicle to another, whether its a vehicle you own personally or a vehicle you’re riding in owned by another.

If your plates are stolen, notify the police and obtain a report. You will then need to fill out the Application for Substitute Plates/Stickers/Duplicate Registration (form # VR-009). There is a fee for substitute plates. The completed form can be brought to Columbia Tag and Title, LLC

To obtain a license plate or placard for persons with disabilities you must first fill out the Application for Maryland Parking Placards/License Plates for Individuals with a Disability (form # VR-210). Your physician must complete the disability certification portion of the application. You can then visit your local MVA full-service office to receive your license plates and/or your placards in person.

Maryland law requires that all motor vehicles registered in Maryland be insured by a company licensed in Maryland and carry coverage of $30,000 for bodily injury per person, $60,000 for bodily injury for two or more people, and $15,000 for property damage.

A “motorcycle” means a motor vehicle that:

  • Has motive power;
  • Has a seat or saddle for the use of the rider;
  • Is designed to travel
    • On not more than 3 wheels in contact with the ground; and
    • At speeds exceeding 35 miles per hour; and
    • Is of a type required to comply with all motor vehicle safety standards applicable to motorcycles under Federal law.

A motor scooter is defined in Maryland Vehicle Law, Section 11-134.5 as a non-pedal vehicle that:

  • Has a seat for the operator.
  • Has two wheels, of which one is 10 inches or more in diameter.
  • Has a step-through chassis.
  • Has a motor with a rating of 2.7 brake horsepower or less or if the motor is an internal combustion engine, with a capacity of 50 cubic centimeters piston displacement or less.
  • Equipped with an automatic transmission.

More information on motor scooters

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