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.
Note: 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 fee for titling a mobile home typically includes a title fee, and a security interest (lien) filing fee if required. Excise tax is not
- The fee for titling a piece of special mobile equipment (SME) typically includes a title fee, excise tax, and a security interest (lien) filing fee if required.
- Neither a mobile home nor special mobile equipment (SME) can be registered. However, SME license plates (also known as interchangeable tags) must be displayed on an SME when transporting it on a public road. For information about issuing interchangeable tags, see Interchangeable Tags for Businesses Not Licensed by the MVA.
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