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Diversified Tag & Title Services

We're authorized by the MVA to provide all title, tag, and registration needs for cars, trucks, motorcycles, and trailers of any size for both commercial fleets and personal use. One of the many things all of our customers have in common is that none of them has the time to waste a day’s pay sitting at the MVA hoping they get what they need accomplished successfully all in one visit.
  • New title, new tags w/ 2-year registration

    The motor vehicle and/or trailer has either been Maryland Safety Inspected OR is exempt from Maryland Safety Inspection and is ready to be tagged for two-years. Maryland Excise Tax, Title Fee and Registration Fees will be collected by the State of Maryland.

  • New title, new tags w/ 30 day registration

    The motor vehicle and/or trailer must be Maryland Safety Inspected and a 30-day registration is issued to perform the inspection, re-inspection and repairs. Maryland Excise Tax, Title Fee and a 30-day Temp Tag Fee will be collected by the State of Maryland.

  • Standard registration renewal

    Marylanders renew their motor vehicles and/or trailers with the MVA for 2-years at a time. Diversified Tag & Title Services can renew your registration for 1 or 2-years in most situations.

  • New title w/ ORV decal

    Scooters, Mopeds, Dirt Bikes, ATVs, UTVs and Snowmobiles are required to be titled in Maryland. They are all off-road vehicles and are not required to be Maryland Safety Inspected. Maryland Excise Tax, Title Fee and a one-time ORV Decal Fee will be collected by the State of Maryland.

  • Substitute tags

    Substitute tags may be requested when [1] Your vehicle’s original license plates are lost, stolen or damaged and you want to replace them with license plates of the same type; [2] You want standard license plates to replace your Chesapeake Bay, Agriculture, Vanity or organizational license plates; [3] You want to replace standard plates for Chesapeake Bay, Agriculture, Vanity or organizational license plates.

  • Historic tags

    To be registered as a Historic vehicle, your vehicle must be a passenger vehicle, motorcycle or truck (with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less): be 20 calendar years old or older and must not have been substantially altered, remodeled or remanufactured from the manufacturers original design.

    A vehicle registered as Historic cannot be used for general daily transportation, or primarily for the transportation of passengers or property on highways. It can only be used in exhibitions, club activities, parades, tours, occasional transportation and similar uses. They will not be used for employment, transportation to and from employment or school, or for commercial purposes. A trailer does not qualify for historic registration.

    If your historic vehicle is 60 years old or older, you may obtain a permanent, non-transferable registration for a one-time fee. Note: A historic motor vehicle 60 years old or older do not qualify for a special registration plates since they require an annual registration fee.

  • Agricultural tags

    There is an initial fee for purchasing Agricultural Plate. In addition to the initial fee there is an annual fee that goes directly to the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation.

  • Mechanics Liens

    A mechanic's lien can be established against a vehicle by a repair or storage facility after the vehicle's owner fails to pay the repair or storage fee and leaves the vehicle in the custody of the facility for an extended period of time. After taking the required actions to establish a mechanic's lien, the repair or storage facility can then sell the vehicle at a public auction in order to recoup the monies owed by the vehicle's owner.

  • Addition of new liens

    A lien is a record maintained by the MVA of the debt owed by a vehicle owner to a secured party (lender). A secured party lends the money to the owner and has the power to repossess the vehicle if the owner does not repay the loan.

  • Removal of administrative flag fee

    The MVA places an additional administrative fee flag if the original flag was placed as a result of a red-light camera violation, parking violation, speed camera violation, or toll facilities violation.

  • Homemade trailers

    A “homemade” trailer is a trailer that is built by someone other than a licensed manufacturer.

    • If the trailer that will carry 5,000 pounds or less, we can help you apply for a title, VIN Plate and a 30-day Registration that will allow you to get the homemade trailer to a Maryland Safety Inspection Station to ultimately obtain permanent tags.
    • If the trailer will carry 5,001 pounds or more, you must apply bring the trailer and all supporting documentation in person at the Glen Burnie Safety Enforcement Division.
  • Certified driving and motor vehicle record

    There is a fee for a certified driving record. In general, it means that the record is placed into an envelope; sealed and stamped for security to ensure that neither you nor anyone else can tamper with the information inside.

    As of July 1, 2000, every driving and motor vehicle record in the State of Maryland is closed unless you request, in writing, that your records be open to the public. Your records are now automatically closed to the public unless they are requested by the police, an insurance company, a hospital or for another official business purpose.

    Personal information
    • Your Name
    • Your Address
    • Your Driver’s License Number
    • Your Date of Birth
    • Your Social Security Number
    • Any Other Information that identifies you
    Public information
    • A driving status
    • Any driving offenses for the past 3 years
    • Any vehicular accident information
    • A 5-digit ZIP Code
    • A vehicle identification number (VIN)
    • A vehicle title number
    • Insurance company name
    • Insurance policy number
    • An odometer reading
  • Temporary disability

    If you have a temporary disability that’s expected to last at least three weeks, you may apply for a temporary parking placard. It must be certified by a licensed physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, optometrist, podiatrist or chiropractor. This placard may be valid for up to six months

    Placards must be hung on the inside rearview mirror. If the vehicle does not have an inside mirror, or the inside mirror is not visible from the rear, you may display the placard on top of the dashboard on the driver’s side. Please make sure the placard side displayed shows the expiration date of the disability placard.

    • You must remove all hanging placards from the rearview mirror while your vehicle is in motion;
    • You must always have your copy of the medical certification in your possession whenever you use the placard or plates. This certification must be presented to law enforcement upon request;
    • To discourage theft, please conceal your placard when it is not in use;
    • There is no fee for the placards.
  • Application/certification for organization license plates

    Applications for organizational plates can only be obtained from your membership organization, Organizational plates cannot be ordered online and not all organizational plates are available for motorcycles. Be sure to have the organization’s tag chairperson sign the form and include the vehicle’s title number on it.

    Vehicles in the following classes are permitted to display organizational license plates:

    • Passenger cars
    • Multi-purpose vehicles
    • Trucks (10,000 lbs. or less)
    • Motorcycles
  • Gold star tags

    These tags are only provided to the family of a fallen military personnel and can only be obtained at the Glen Burnie Full Service Branch of the MVA.

  • Motor freight IRP/apportioned

    If your vehicle travels in Maryland and in other IRP jurisdictions [out-of-state] and is used for the transportation of persons for hire or is designed, used, or maintained primarily for the transportation of property, and

    • is a power unit having two axles and a gross vehicle weight in excess of 26,000 pounds; or
    • is a power unit having three or more axles, regardless of the weight; or
    • is used in combination, when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.

    Two axle vehicles or combinations thereof, having a gross weight of 26,000 pounds or less may be issued apportioned registration at the option of the registrant.

  • Mobile home and/or special mobile equipment services (SME)

    Titling a mobile home or a piece of special mobile equipment (SME) is not required by Maryland law. However, at any time while you own a mobile home over 35 feet in length or an SME, you may obtain a title for it.

  • Gray market vehicles

    A gray market vehicle is a vehicle whose owner has brought it into the United States from another country and wishes to have it titled and registered here. A gray market vehicle may or may not have been produced overseas, the distinguishing feature is that it has never been titled in the United States.

    Before the vehicle can be titled in Maryland it must meet the safety, pollution control and other specifications imposed by three different federal agencies: U.S. Department of Transportation [U.S. DOT]; U.S. Customs & Border Protection [U.S. Customs] and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA].

    A vehicle that does not meet these specifications is referred to as “non-conforming.” The owner of a non-conforming vehicle must have it modified so that it becomes a “conforming” vehicle, before applying to the MVA. The vehicle must be titled within 60 days of entry into the United States.

  • New title, tag transfer w/ renewal

    The motor vehicle and/or trailer has either been Maryland Safety Inspected or it was exempt from Maryland Safety Inspection and a set of tags owned and provided by the customer will be transferred to the new motor vehicle and/or trailer. Maryland Excise Tax, Title Fee and either Registration Fees OR a Transfer Fee will be collected by the State of Maryland.

    We look forward working with you to make your titling and registration needs as painless as possible.

  • New title only

    The motor vehicle and/or trailer will be titled only and no tags will be issued. Maryland Excise Tax and Title Fee will be collected by the State of Maryland.

  • Tag return

    Maryland law requires you to return your license plates to the MVA when your vehicle’s insurance is cancelled or when you move out of Maryland. Under certain circumstances you may be eligible for a partial refund of your registration fee.

    We look forward working with you to make your titling and registration needs as painless as possible.

  • Duplicate title

    You may request a duplicate Certificate of Title if your original title has been lost, destroyed, altered, or mutilated. You may also request a duplicate title if the lien on the vehicle has been paid-off. If you are returning to Maryland from another jurisdiction, you may be issued a duplicate title if your vehicle had been previously titled in Maryland in the same name(s) as the out of state title.

  • Substitute registration

    Substitute Registration may be requested when the registration for your vehicle are lost, stolen or damaged.

  • Street rod tags

    To be registered as a Street Rod vehicle, your vehicle must be a passenger vehicle or truck (with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less): be 25 calendar years old or older and must have been substantially altered, remodeled or remanufactured from the manufacturers original design.

    A vehicle registered as a Street Rod cannot be used for general daily transportation, or primarily for the transportation of passengers or property on highways. It can only be used in exhibitions, club activities, parades, tours, occasional transportation and similar uses. They will not be used for employment, transportation to and from employment or school, or for commercial purposes. A trailer does not qualify for historic registration

  • Chesapeake Bay commemorative plate

    There is an initial fee for purchasing the Chesapeake Bay Commemorative Plate. In addition to the initial fee there is an annual fee that goes directly to the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

  • Assistance w/ writ of mandamus

    When one purchases a vehicle legitimately and legally without a title and the MVA refuses to provide one. A writ of mandamus is an order from a court to an inferior government official ordering the government official to properly fulfill their official duties or correct an abuse of discretion.

  • Removal of old liens

    A lien release or a letter of termination from the lien holder must be provided to remove a lien from the title.

  • Z number issuance & consolidation for businesses

    On July 1, 2015 all businesses wishing to title a vehicle will be required to show proof of the legal existence of the business. The business will be given a number with a “Z” to identify it. The following documents are acceptable as proof of a legal business:

    • A copy of the business license or;
    • Articles of Incorporation for Stock, Non-Stock, Closed, Religious, or Tax Exempt Non-Stock Corporation
    • Articles of Organization for Limited Liability Company
    • Partnership Agreement or Certificate of Limited Liability Company
    • Sole Proprietorship – a copy of a business license, registration, and/or trade name application from the State Department of Assessment and Taxation, or;
    • Application for Sole Proprietorship and/or General Partnership filed with the Business Personal Property Unit
    • Certificate of Limited Liability Partnership
    • Registration and/or Trade Name Application from State Department of Assessment and Taxation
    • Articles of Merger
    • Articles or Reorganization
    • The portion of a trust agreement that names the trust and identifies the trustees
    • Retail Sales Tax Exemption Card

    If a Maryland title is being submitted for the vehicle, please complete a Business Entity Submission of Proof for Vehicle Titling (Form #VR-475) to verify that the vehicle is being used for a business.

    The Federal Employers Identification Number (FEIN) must also be provided on the applications for the titles of vehicles owned by businesses. The business name, address and FEIN will be verified by the Comptroller of Maryland’s database.

  • VIN plate assignment

    When the vehicle identification number of a motor vehicle and/or trailer becomes illegible, obliterated or has been removed, the owner must make immediate application for an assigned vehicle identification number to the State Motor Vehicle Administration.

  • Non-certified driving and motor vehicle record

    There is a fee for a non-certified driving record. In general, it means that the record does not need to be placed into an envelope; sealed and stamped for security to ensure that neither you nor anyone else can tamper with the information inside.

    As of July 1, 2000, every driving and motor vehicle record in the State of Maryland is closed unless you request, in writing, that your records be open to the public. Your records are now automatically closed to the public unless they are requested by the police, an insurance company, a hospital or for another official business purpose.

    Personal information
    • Your Name
    • Your Address
    • Your Driver’s License Number
    • Your Date of Birth
    • Your Social Security Number
    • Any Other Information that identifies you
    Public information
    • A driving status
    • Any driving offenses for the past 3 years
    • Any vehicular accident information
    • A 5-digit ZIP Code
    • A vehicle identification number (VIN)
    • A vehicle title number
    • Insurance company name
    • Insurance policy number
    • An odometer reading
  • Registration correction

    Normally the weight is what needs to be corrected and the MVA will only perform this transaction can only be performed at a full service MVA location.

  • Organizational plates

    Organizational license plates are issued in recognition of your membership in an organization. They are only issued to individuals who are a member of an organization.

  • Purple heart tags

    These tags are only provided to military personnel wounded during combat time and can only be obtained at the Glen Burnie Full Service Branch of the MVA.

  • Low speed vehicle tags

    To be registered as a low speed vehicle (class D), your vehicle must:

    • be a four-wheeled, motor vehicle; and
    • have a maximum speed capability that exceeds 20 miles per hours but is less than 25 miles per hour.

    A low speed vehicle cannot be used on a roadway for which the posted speed limit exceeds 30 miles per hour or on an expressway or another controlled access highway.

  • Farm/island area tags (K tags)

    Any type of vehicle may be registered as either a farm area or island vehicle (class K).

    A farm area vehicle is a motor vehicle owned by a farmer and operated only on a farm or on a highway within a 25-mile radius of the farm. A farmer is an individual who:
    • Raises, grows and produces farm products on a farm of at least 3 acres or more; or
    • Keeps at least 25 hives of bees for the pollination of orchards and farm crops and commercial production of honey.
    • Please note several different types of vehicles may be registered as farm area vehicles.
    An island vehicle is a motor vehicle, other than a golf cart, which is operated exclusively on an island that:
    • Is not accessible by a highway;
    • Does not have state maintained highways; and contains less than 20 miles of highways.
    • The registration application documents include:

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