DRIVERS LICENSE: If you have a Maryland license, we can usually give you tags on the spot. If you do not have a Maryland license or soundex number, we will have your tags the next business day.
VALID TITLE: The state will not accept faxes or copies.
LIEN RELEASE: (if needed) If the title has a lien holder printed in the left bottom corner, then a release is needed. If not, the title is clear. If official release has been lost, an original letter on the lien holder's letterhead is acceptable. The letter must include the VIN number, year and make, date of release, an original signature, and must be notarized.
MARYLAND SAFETY INSPECTION: (UNLESS APPLYING FOR TEMP TAGS) White top copy, Valid for 90 days. This is almost always required unless you meet the following requirements: 1) in state gift between parent/child or spouses. If last names are different, proof of relationship is required. 2) Historic/Street Rod - Vehicle must be 20 years or older. 3) Ambulance or funeral vehicle. 4) If the date of the inspection printed on the title is within 30 days of the re-title.
INSURANCE INFORMATION: Company name and policy/binder number.
REGISTRATION CARD: If you are transferring a tag from another same class vehicle onto a newly purchased one.
BILL OF SALE: Notarized bill of sale required on vehicles that are 7 years old or newer. Vehicles from dealer/auction always require a bill of sale.
IF YOU ARE COMING FROM ANOTHER STATE
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
ORIGINAL TITLE: If your title is being held by a lien holder, you can fill out a title request form to have the document sent to us for processing.
MARYLAND SAFETY INSPECTION: Always required.
INSURANCE INFORMATION: Maryland recognized insurance company and policy number.
IF YOUR VEHICLE IS 7 YEARS OLD OR NEWER, YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY FOR A MARYLAND TAX CREDIT: Taxes on all vehicles 7 years or newer will always be at least $100. The exact taxes will depend on the amount of taxes paid in the state you are leaving. Maryland has a 6% tax and will credit you according to previous paid tax, ie Virginia tax is 3%, therefore a newer vehicle will be taxed 6-3=3% of its current value.
VEHICLES ENTERING MARYLAND FROM A STATE WITH 6% OR GREATER EXCISE TAX WILL BE CHARGED A $100 MINIMUM TAX.
VEHICLES OLDER THAN 7 YEARS WILL BE TAXED MARYLAND'S MINIMUM OF $38.40.
MARYLAND TWO-YEAR PLATES, TITLE FEES, ETC ARE IN ADDITION TO TAXES.