Now Open in Fort Washington, Maryland


11402 Livingston Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744


Monday through Friday 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday by Appointment


  • Tag Renewal more info
  • You can renew your tags for 2 years. For your convenience, we also offer a 1 year renewal for most vehicles (excluding trailers and large trucks).

    WHAT DO I BRING?: Driver’s license and registration card

    HOW LONG: less than 5 minutes

  • Tag Return more info
  • Same day tag return is available for most vehicles – you can cancel your car insurance the same day. Special cases require 2 business days. If the tags have more than 1 year left on them, the MVA will reimburse you for that time (link to VR-021). You will receive your refund check in 2-4 weeks.

    BRING: Old license plates and registration card

    HOW LONG: less than 5 minutes

  • New Title and Tags more info
  • Not Yet Inspected (Temp Tags) – You can apply for a new title and get hard tags that have a 30-day temporary registration period (link to Temp Tag VR-129). *Important* - Maryland does not issue extensions on temporary tags; you must get the vehicle inspected within 30 days (even trailers!). After inspection, bring us the Maryland Safety Inspection Certificate to renew your temp tag – you can renew for 1 or 2 years, whichever you prefer.

    Inspected – You can apply for a new title and get permanent hard tags with a 2 year registration period.

    Lien Documentation – If there is a lien listed on the title, you must bring a lien release (please call us with any questions). If you borrowed money to purchase your vehicle, bring us the lienholder’s information so we can place them on your new title.

    Proof of Purchase Documentation – If you purchased the vehicle from a dealer, be sure to bring all of the dealer paperwork (including the bill of sale). Vehicles less than 7 years old purchased from a private seller require a notarized Bill of Sale (link to VR-181). We can provide notary services.

    BRING: MD driver’s license, MD insurance policy information, title, +/- lien documents, +/- proof of purchase price documents.

    HOW LONG: Less than 10 minutes

  • Motor Scooter and Moped Registration
  • Gift Titles more info
  • Vehicles can be given as a gift exempt from tax requirements if:

    1. The vehicle was previously titled in Maryland
    2. There is no lien on the vehicle or the lienholder has written a letter authorizing transfer of the lien.
    3. All parties invlolved are members of the immediate family:
      • Spouse/Spouse
      • Sibling/Sibling
      • Parent/Child
      • Grandparent/Grandchild

    You must bring a completed Application for Maryland Gift Certification (link to VR-103)


    Vehicles gifted between spouses or between parent/child are exempt from safety inspection requirements. All other gift transfers require a Marylandsafety inspection.

    Transfer of Tags

    Tags from vehicles gifted between spouses or between parent/child may be transferred. New plates must be purchased for all other gifted vehicles.

    Proof of Relationship

    If the last name of all parties is the same, no proof is required; this transaction takes less than 10 minutes.

    If the last names differ, it will take 1-2 business days to complete your transaction. Please call us for advice on supporting documentation.

  • New Title Only more info
  • If you do not need tags, but wish to put the vehicle in your name, you can apply for a title only.

    Also, if you have outstanding tickets or an open insurance violation case, you cannot put tags on your new vehicle. You can, however, still put it in your name by applying for a new title only.

    BRING: MD driver’s license, title, +/- lien documents, +/- proof of purchase price documents

    HOW LONG: Less than 10 minutes

  • Duplicate or Corrected Title more info
  • Apply for a duplicate title if you have lost your title or need to make a correction to your title (ex. you paid off your car loan and want to remove the lienholder from your title).

    BRING: Driver’s license, vehicle information,+/- lien release

    HOW LONG: 1-2 Business Days

  • Replacement Tags, Registration Cards, and/or Stickers more info
  • Lost or stolen tags need to be reported to your local law enforcement agency. You can also get replacement tags if you just want to switch to War of 1812 Plates, Bay Plates, or Agriculture Plates.

    BRING: Driver’s license, license plate number or VIN, +/- police report number

    HOW LONG: Less than 5 minutes

  • Notary Services more info
  • We always have a notary on-site for your vehicle bill of sale or anything else you need notarized.

  • License Plate Options more info
  • War of 1812 Commemorative Plate: standard issue, no additional fees. For more information on the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, check out

    Chesapeake Bay Plate: $20 purchase fee + $10 per year goes directly to the Chesapeake Bay Trust (link to

    Agricultural Plate: $20 purchase fee + $10 per year goes directly to the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation (link to

    The old white background/black number plates are only issued for trailers, historic/street rods, and large commercial trucks.

    Handicapped Tags/Placards – An individual with a disability may request special license plates and/or hanging placards that allow the vehicle to park in handicapped spaces. You and your doctor must complete form VR-120. Your tags and/or placards will be available in 1-2 business days.

    Personalized Tags – We can reserve and order your personalized tags (link to VR-164). A personalized plate can have any combination of no more than 7 letters, numbers, and spaces (motorcycles and disability plates are limited to no more than 6 characters). Your personalized tags will arrive in 2-4 weeks.

  • MVA Flags more info
  • Emissions – If your vehicle is overdue for emissions, you cannot renew the tags. You can reach the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) at 800-638-8347. Once you have passed emissions or have requested an emissions extension, it takes 24 hours for the flag to clear off of your record.

    Insurance – Any open insurance inquiry, whether it’s a violation case or not, will prevent you from completing most MVA transactions, including tag renewal and any title work. You can reach the MVA Insurance Compliance Division at 888-768-7431. Please call us if you need assistance clearing your insurance flag.

    Tickets - Outstanding parking, red light, electronic toll, and speed camera tickets will prevent you from completing most MVA transactions, including tag renewal and any title work. After you have paid the ticket, the MVA must then be presented with a “flag release” from the issuing jurisdiction. Please call if you need assistance clearing your ticket flag.

    MVA Administrative Fees – The MVA will charge you an additional fee to release each flag that results from failure to resolve a parking/redlight/speed camera ticket. You can pay the MVA administrative fee with us.


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