New to Maryland
If you are new to Maryland and you are trying to transfer your tag(s) without having to transfer your Driver’s License.
MVA will assign you a soundex number / Maryland Driver’s License #. This will help register any vehicle here in the State of Maryland.
To achieve this, you must schedule an appointment with MVA to fill out Form VR-005 and attach a copy of your out-of -State Driver’s License.
This information will be forwarded to MVA for this number in question to be obtained. Once we receive it , you will now be notified immediately to come down to complete the registration process. Note: This may take up to 3-5 hours to hear back and can only be done when MVA is open.
As a new resident of Maryland you must register your vehicle within 60 days of moving to Maryland. If you delay beyond 60 days, you will not be eligible for a tax credit for any titling tax paid in another state, and you may be subject to a citation for an out of state registration.
Please Note: If an owner of a vehicle originally titled in Maryland obtains a title for the vehicle in another state in the same name, and returns to Maryland, it may be registered by surrendering the foreign title and securing a Duplicate Maryland Title.