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Important Maryland Information

Saving You Time & Headache

Relocating is a difficult process. The last thing you need to worry about is the proper process for registering your vehicles. Fortunately, at Motor Car Tag & Title we are here to help! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff has more than 15 years of collective experience filing vehicle registration for Maryland.

When filing your registration, we require you to bring the following documents:

  • Original title to vehicle

  • Lender information (if applicable)

  • Maryland insurance

  • Maryland State Safety Inspection

  • Signatures(Motor Car Tag and Title has all necessary MVA forms).


The State of Maryland requires that all vehicles be registered within 60 days of moving to the state. As long as you register your vehicle within 60 days you will qualify for the Maryland excise tax. If you paid 6% or more in that state you are moving from you will be charged a flat $100 tax. If the state you are moving from charged less than 6% then deduct the percent from 6% and you will pay the difference.( Example- Virginia charges 4% sales tax. If you are moving to MD from VA you will pay 2% sales tax of the retail value).

If you do not register your vehicle within 60 days of moving to Maryland, you will be charged 6% sales tax on retail value of your vehicle (The MVA uses to value all automobiles and trucks).

If you have a lien on your vehicle and the title is being held by the lien holder you will need to order the title from the lien holder. We can assist you with this and have the title sent directly to Motor Car Tag and Title, as we are licensed by the MD MVA. Since it may take up to 5 weeks to receive your title we strongly recommend you order the title, or contact us as soon as possible,

We at Motor Car Tag & Title make your registration process quick and easy. Ready to register your vehicle? Stop by our office today or give us a call at (240) 361-4499!

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