How to register a car for two years in Maryland!

#Maryland car registration requirements

Quick Answer:

1- Completed car applicationfor a certificate of title.
2- Proof of ownership.
3- Insurance information.
4- Maryland safety inspection certificate.
5- Lien information (If needed).
6- Odometer reading information.
7- Bill of sale (If needed)
8- Valid ID

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Why Choose Us?

By choosing 1A Maryland Registration Tag & Title, you opt for a smooth, quick, and reliable vehicle registration process backed by expert guidance and excellent customer service.

1. Convenience

1A offers a hassle-free experience, saving you time and effort. The process at 1A is quick, taking less than 15 minutes, significantly faster than the potentially long wait times at the Motor Vehicle Administration/Maryland Department Of Transportation (MVA/MDOT) offices.

2. Personalized Guidance

The staff at 1A provides personalized assistance, ensuring that all your documents are in order and helping you understand the entire process. This is particularly helpful for those who find the vehicle registration process confusing or overwhelming.

3. Flexibility in Registration Options

While the MVA requires a two-year registration for online or in-person renewals, 1A provides the option for both one-year and two-year registrations, giving you more flexibility to choose the option that best suits your needs.

4. Expertise

1A specializes in tag and title services, and their staff is knowledgeable about the Maryland vehicle registration process. This expertise ensures that your vehicle registration is handled efficiently and correctly.

5. Avoiding Penalties

With 1A, you can be confident that all paperwork is completed accurately, helping you avoid potential fines or penalties arising from mistakes made during the registration process.

6. Support for Various Services

Besides vehicle registration, 1A offers a range of related services, including temporary tags, duplicate title requests, and assistance with obtaining auto insurance. This makes it a one-stop shop for various vehicle-related needs.

7. Location

1A is conveniently situated in Glen Burnie, Maryland, just a 5-minute drive from the MDOT office in Glen Burnie, ensuring easy access for residents.

8. Customer Service

The positive customer service experience at 1A, combined with the quick and efficient process, contributes to customer satisfaction and makes 1A a reliable choice for vehicle registration services.

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Registration Process at 1A Maryland Registration Tag & Title:

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Visit the 1A Maryland Registration Tag & Title office at 706 Crain Highway North Suite A, Glen Burnie, Maryland, 21061.

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, Saturdays: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

The entire registration process takes less than 15 minutes at the 1A Maryland Registration Tag & Title office.

Call 410-553-4774 for assistance or to schedule an appointment.

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How to register a car for two years in Maryland?

Completed Car Application for a Certificate of Title:

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) requires all applicants who wish to register their vehicle in Maryland to fill out form VR-005. Please note that the titles from the state of Maryland have the form VR-005 on the back, and you can fill out this form directly on the title.

Form VR-005 indicates that a sale has occurred and includes the signatures of both the seller and buyer. Be aware that if you fill out the back of the title incorrectly, you may encounter issues when registering your vehicle, and you might even need to ask the previous owner to request a duplicate title.

Alternatively, suppose the back of the Maryland title is already filled out because the vehicle has been sold multiple times in the past. In that case, you should print out the form VR-005 and present it on the day of vehicle registration along with the rest of the documents.

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Note: Ensure you obtain the signature of the vehicle’s owner and not the signature of a family member or friend.

How to Obtain: Visit the 1A Maryland Registration Tag & Title office with the necessary documents, and the staff will assist you in completing the application.

Proof of Ownership

To transfer ownership of a vehicle in Maryland during a sale, the seller must provide the buyer with the necessary paperwork:

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Vehicle's title:

This document confirms the legal ownership of the vehicle. It should bear the signatures and dates from both the seller and the buyer.

Bill Of Sale:

Although not legally required in Maryland, it is advisable to have a bill of sale when buying a vehicle. This document records important transaction details such as the sale date, sale price, and the names and signatures of both the buyer and seller.

Pro Tips:

  1. Ensure the title is registered under the seller’s name and there are no outstanding liens.
  2. Confirm that the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the title corresponds with the VIN on the vehicle.
  3. For added legal validity, consider having the bill of sale notarized.
  4. Retain duplicates of all transaction-related documents for your records.
  • Documents Required: Vehicle title.


Proof of insurance is mandatory for all vehicles registered in Maryland.

Lien Information
(If Needed):

If there is a lien on the vehicle (i.e., the car has an outstanding loan), you must provide lien information before you can register the vehicle.

Documents Required: Ask the seller to give you all the proper information or contact the lienholder to obtain the necessary information.

Bill of Sale
(If Needed):

This is a legal document that outlines the terms and conditions of the vehicle sale.

  • When It’s Required: If you have recently purchased the vehicle and need to provide proof of the sale.

Maryland Safety
Inspection Certificate:

A safety inspection certificate ensures that your vehicle meets Maryland’s safety standards.

  • How to Obtain: Inspect your vehicle at a licensed Maryland inspection station. If the vehicle passes the inspection, you will be issued a safety inspection certificate.
  • Note: This is required if you register your vehicle in Maryland for the first time.

Odometer Reading

This is the mileage on your vehicle’s odometer.

  • How to Obtain: Check the vehicle’s dashboard for the odometer and record the mileage.

Valid ID:

  • Description: A government-issued identification to verify your identity.
  • Acceptable Forms of ID: State License, ID, or Passport.

Frequently Asked

Quick Answer:
In Maryland, you can renew your vehicle registration for two years online or by mail at the MVA/MDOT office or at a tag and title office like 1A Maryland Registration Tag & Title.

• For a hassle-free vehicle registration experience with no lines and personalized guidance, you can choose 1A Maryland Registration Tag & Title in Glen Burnie, Maryland.
Our location: 706 Crain Highway North. Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061 – 410-553-4774
• New residents must register within 60 days.

Renewal Process in Maryland for your Vehicle.

At 1A Maryland Registration Tag & Title, we understand that renewing your vehicle registration can be a complex task. That’s why we offer a simplified guide to help you navigate the various options available for renewal. Whether you want to renew your Maryland vehicle registration by mail, online, or in person, we’ve got you covered.

Options for Renewing Your Registration:

1- By Mail: To register your vehicle by mail in Maryland, follow these steps:

  • Review the information on your registration renewal notice. Make any necessary corrections or changes in the gray area provided.
  • If the vehicle is company-owned, the person signing the notice must indicate their official capacity.
  • If you are not a company official, do not personally own the vehicle, or have leased the vehicle, you must include a Power of Attorney (VR-470) with the renewal notice. A copy of the registered owner(s) state-issued identification must accompany the Power of Attorney, and the person submitting must present their state-issued identification.
  • Verify the insurance information to ensure it’s complete and correct. If it’s not printed on your renewal notice, you must provide it.
  • Complete any enclosed certifications that may be required with your renewal notice.
  • Enclose your renewal notice(s) and your check or money order payable to MVA in the provided envelope. Do not send cash. The check must include a preprinted name and address. Write your driver’s license number and home or work phone number on the check.
  • Mail the envelope to the MVA’s address on the renewal notice.

Exceptions and Additional Steps:

  • If your vehicle registration is being withheld due to insurance violations or other MVA issues, you must visit an MVA full-service location.
  • Outstanding parking tickets must be paid directly in the district where they were received, not at an MVA office.
  • If the vehicle is sold, traded, or junked and you still need to transfer the plates, discard the renewal notice and return the plates to an MVA office to avoid penalty fees.
  • If you have yet to use your second year’s registration, you may apply for a refund.
  • If your plates have been transferred to a new vehicle, record the new vehicle information in the gray areas on the renewal notice.
  • If your license plates are lost or mutilated, indicate this on your renewal notice and include the applicable fees. Remember to return any old plates to an MVA office when you receive new ones.

Please note that the MVA is closed on official state holidays, and all transactions must be completed before the expiration of your current registration.

NOTE: The MVA is now the MDOT. Please confirm all information directly: [MVA Maryland]( Online Registration Renewals: The Maryland MVA offers a two-year registration renewal online. However, it’s crucial to understand that online renewals are only sometimes possible for some vehicle owners in Maryland.

2- Local MVA Office: If you prefer in-person service, you can renew your registration at your local Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) office in Maryland, including Glen Burnie. The MVA mandates a two-year registration renewal.

3- 1A Maryland Registration Tag & Title Services: Unlike the MVA/MDOT, we offer the flexibility of a one-year registration in addition to the standard two-year registration. This is especially beneficial for those who may want to wait to commit to a two-year registration.

  • Maryland Vehicle Title: Ensure you have your Maryland titling documents.

  • Vehicle Inspection in Maryland: Some renewals may require a new vehicle inspection. Check your registration renewal notice for details.

  • Insurance Information: Proof of insurance is mandatory for all renewals.

  • Registration Card and Sticker: You’ll receive a new registration card and sticker upon successful renewal.

  • Payment: Be prepared to cover the car registration fees in Maryland, which can vary depending on whether you opt for a one-year or two-year registration.

We specialize in tag and title services, including registration renewal and Maryland tag renewal. Our services are designed to make the renewal process as smooth as possible, saving you a trip to the MVA. Plus, we offer duplicate title services for those who need them.

For more information on how 1A Maryland Registration Tag & Title can assist you with your renewal needs, feel free to contact us.

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