Renew Registration in Maryland

Need to renew your Maryland car registration? We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to resources that will get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many MVA related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to assistance in preparing official forms, the value added services and products you will receive include a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs; 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the MVA in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local MVA.

3: Via a MVA office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local MVA office. Varying MVA offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the MVA closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your MVA allows you to make a personal appointment.

Renewing Your Maryland Vehicle Registration

Renewing your tag is an easy process in Maryland, as you are given option of renewing in person, online, by phone, at a self-service kiosk or via mail.

Maryland allows some drivers to renew their registration online, provided that they meet the certain state requirements. Make sure to have at hand your Maryland driver’s license number, date of birth, title number, and a credit card or banking information to pay the required fees listed renewal notice.

To renew your Maryland tag in person, visit an MVA location near you. You will also be required to present your registration renewal notice, proof of emission inspections (if applicable), payment for required fees, proof of insurance and your current registration certificate.

You are only eligible to renew by mail if you are out of state or can’t make it into an office. To renew by mail, fill in any missing information on the renewal notice and send it in along with payment for the required fees to the address listed. Be sure to take care of any emissions testing, if applicable.

If you do not feel like waiting in line, MVA offices all have self-service kiosks, which will immediately release your new registration certificate to you.

Finally, if you wish to register by phone, make sure your information is correct on your renewal notice and does not need any changes. Once you’re ready, dial 1-888-834-7344 and follow the instructions given. Your new registration should arrive within ten days.