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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

    You have purchased or have been given a motor vehicle or trailer; it has passed Maryland Safety Inspection and it’s time to get tags.  The MVA will collect excise tax, new certificate of title fee and 2-years registration/tag fees.  We de-coded the information provided on the MVA website below for your convenience.

  • New Title, New Tags w/ 30 Day Registration

    You have purchased or have been given a motor vehicle or trailer.  Now you need to get your motor vehicle or trailer to an authorized Maryland Safety Inspection station to be inspected.  The MVA will collect excise tax, new certificate of title fee and 30-days registration/tag fees.  We de-coded the information provided on the MVA website below for your convenience.

  • Standard Registration Renewal

    Marylanders normally register their motor vehicles or trailers for 2-years at a time. The fees are different so please call us or stop by so we can help you determine what your fees are for your motor vehicle or trailer.

  • New Title w/ ORV Decal

    All scooters, mopeds, snow mobiles, ATV's and dirt bikes must be titled in Maryland as of October 1, 2012 [MVA Bulletin D-09-12-09]. A few years later, UTV's were added on May 31, 2017 [MVA Bulletin D-05-17-01]. These are all off-road vehicles and are not required to be Maryland Safety inspected.

  • 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

    The Agricultural plate fees goes to the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing educational programs and agricultural literacy statewide [agtagme.com] * 410-939-9030.

  • Mechanics Liens

    At times, customers may authorize repairs that they are unable to pay for when the work is completed. The mechanics lien process ensures that the shop owner can recover over-due payments from non-paying customers for legitimate labor and services through an enforceable legal procedure.

    A mechanics lien may be enforced when the payment for services and/or materials is 30-days overdue; 90-days for trailers and reasonable attempts were made to contact the customer and collecting payment was unsuccessful.

  • 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 may place a flag on your vehicle’s record when requested to do so by an authorized flagging agency.  This flag will prevent you from renewing your vehicle’s registration, transferring the vehicle’s license plates, obtaining substitute license plates or obtaining a duplicate registration card until the flag fees and/or administrative flag fees are paid in full.

  • Homemade Trailers

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

    If the homemade trailer will carry 5,000 pounds or less, than we will help you apply for a title, a VIN plate and 30-day tags that will allow you to get your homemade trailer safety inspected. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Organizational Tags

    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.

  • Gold Star Tags

    The Gold Star Tag is available for the loved ones of those who served in the United States Armed Forces and lost his or her life. If you are the surviving spouse, parent, child or a sibling of a lost service member, you may apply for a Gold Star Plate.

  • 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

  • Personalized Registration Plates

    The owner of a vehicle of the following classes may apply for Personalized Registration Plates: Class “A” (passenger cars), Class “D” (Motorcycle), Class “E” (Trucks, 1 ton or less), Class “G” (Non-freight Trailer) Class “M” (Multi-purpose vehicles), Class “L” (Historic), and Class “N” (Street Rod). Disability personalized plates are available for Class “A” (passenger cars), Class “E” (Trucks, 1 ton or less), and Class “M” (Multi-purpose vehicles).

  • Amateur Radio Operator Registration Plates

    The owner of a vehicle of the following classes may apply for Amateur Radio Operator Registration: Class “A” (passenger cars), Class “E” (Trucks, 1 ton or less), and Class “M” (Multi-purpose vehicles).

  • 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.

  • New Title, Tag Transfer w/ Renewal

    You have purchased or have been given a motor vehicle or trailer; it has passed Maryland Safety Inspection and you have tags to transfer to your motor vehicle or trailer. The MVA will collect excise tax, new certificate of title fee and depending on the registration-time remaining on the tags being transferred; that will determine whether a renewal is performed or just a transfer fee is paid. We de-coded the information provided on the MVA website below for your convenience.

  • New Title Only

    You have purchased or have been given a motor vehicle or trailer. You do not want to put tags on the vehicle at this time. The MVA will collect excise tax and new certificate of title fee. We de-coded the information provided on the MVA website below for your convenience.

  • Tag Return

    Maryland law requires that you must return your license plates and get an MVA receipt before you cancel your vehicle or trailers insurance. A fine of $150 for the first month and $7 per day may be imposed until the issue is resolved. And, under certain circumstances you may be eligible for a partial refund.

  • 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, or if the title has been assigned to the wrong owner(s).

  • Substitute Registration

    Substitute registration may be requested when [1] Your vehicle’s registration is lost, stolen or damaged and you want to replace it.

  • 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

    The Chesapeake Bay plate fees goes to the Chesapeake Bay Trust, a non-profit organization that works to restore our shorelines, teach Maryland students, green neighborhoods and clean-up local rivers and streams [cbtrust.org] * 410-974-2941.

  • Assistance w/ Writ of Mandamus

    A writ of mandamus is an order from a superior court compelling a government officer to perform mandatory duties correctly. For example, a writ of mandamus may be used to have a title for a car issued when there are no other options available.

  • Removing a Lien

    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.

  • Z Number Issuance & Consolidation for Businesses

    All businesses in Maryland that want to title their vehicles in the company name must provide supporting documentation [proof] of the legal existence of the business.  The MVA will issue a Z # to identify your business with the MVA.

  • 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.

  • Purple Heart Tags

    Purple heart tags are issues to military personnel wounded during combat. These specialty tags can only be obtained at the Glen Burnie Headquarters Branch and may only be issued to a veteran or active member of the military who furnishes documentation proving receipt of the military award or honor recognized on the plates.

  • Low Speed Vehicle Tags

    A low speed vehicle has 4-wheels and must be able to go at least 20 miles-per-hour and go no more than 25-miles-per-hour.  Additionally, the low speed vehicle cannot be used on a roadway for which the posted speed limit exceeds 30 miles-per-hour on an expressway or another controlled access highway.

  • Farm/Island Area Tags (K tags)

    These are generally limited-use vehicles for farmers that operate their vehicle on the farm or within 25-miles of the farm and/or residents on islands that have no highway access in Maryland.

  • 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.

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