Moving to a new state involves a significant amount of paperwork. If you are planning an upcoming move to the state of Maryland, you may be wondering about the Maryland vehicle registration process . When you become a new resident of Maryland, you will need to transfer your car title and get tags within 60 days, by doing so you will qualify for the excise tax credit. A company offering efficient Maryland vehicle registration in Gaithersburg can help make your car registration quick, easy, and efficient. To help you get started on planning your future move to Maryland, here is a brief overview on what you need to get a vehicle registration in the state.
In order to register your car in Maryland, you will need to have possession of your original title from your previous state of residence. When there is a lien on the vehicle the lien holder usually keeps the title until paid in full. In this case the title needs to be requested from your lien holder and they will send it to the MVA or to a tag and tile agency like Motor Car Tag & Title. In addition, in Maryland all vehicles must pass a safety inspection. During this inspection, a technician will evaluate the performance and safety of all of the major components of your vehicle. If you have kept up on routine maintenance, you should have no problem passing the safety inspection. You also need to provide your insurance information, the company name and policy number. And lastly we need your valid driver’s license. Once you have all of these documents you will be able to finalize the Maryland vehicle registration process.
If you need to renew your car registration do not delay, waiting to renew may result in a ticket. If you are not sure when it is time to renew your registration simply look at your rear license plate. You will have a red or green sticker on the upper left hand corner of the plate. This is the month in which your vehicles registration will expire. Your registration always expires on the last day of the month, unless you have 30 day temporary tags. On the upper right hand corner will be a white sticker. This is the year in which your registration expires. The average time for registration renewal at Motor Car Tag and Title is less than 5 minutes .
You can renew your registration by mail, online, at your local Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) office in Maryland, or at a title service agent. At the MVA and online you MUST renew for 2 years. Motor Car Tag and Title offers 1 year registration in addition to the standard 2 year renewal.
Late Renewal Fees
The MVA of Maryland does not charge late fees for failure to renew your registration. However, if you are driving on expired tags you are subject to a ticket.
Documents Required to Renew Your Car Registration
At Motor Car Tag & Title we want to make renewing your vehicle’s registration as easy as possible. For registration renewals all you need is your driver’s license (driver’s license of registered owner of the vehicle) and the tag, title or VIN number of the vehicle. If you have the current registration card you may bring that as well. You do not need to bring any MVA forms. We have all required MVA forms at our office. You will simply sing the renewal form and we will fill in all the paper work.