Norman's Tags and Title


Title Transfer From A Private Party

If Seller Has A Maryland Title You Will Need:

1. Maryland Title signed by all sellers.

2.
Maryland Security Interest Filing or a Lien Release Statement, if there is a lien printed on the front of the Maryland Title.

3.
Maryland Safety Inspection Certificate:
    A. Required for all used vehicles with the exception of Historic vehicles, Street Rod vehicles, some Gift Title Transfer exceptions, and Farm Area vehicles.
    B.  If your vehicle is inspected at an inspection station that offers an electronic inspection service (e-inspection), you will not receive an inspection certificate.  
    C. If a carbon copy, the white/green copy is the MVA copy and the gold copy is the buyer's copy.
    D. The inspection is valid for 90 days from the date recorded on the certificate. If not recorded within 90 days, the vehicle must be re-inspected. The same inspection may be used if the vehicle is transferred within 30 days of the inspection date.
    E. If the vehicle has not passed a Maryland Safety Inspection, then you may apply for temporary tags valid for 30 days.

4.
Notarized Bill of Sale:
    A. Required if the vehicle is a 2012 or newer.
    B. All seller(s) and all buyer(s) must sign in front of a Notary Public.  Norman's has a Notary Public on staff at all times.
    C. Without a notarized bill of sale, buyer will be taxed on the higher of either the book value or the sales price of the vehicle. The Maryland MVA uses NADA book values.

5.
Lienholder Information, if borrowing money to purchase the vehicle:
    A. Lienholder's name and address.
    B. Amount and date of the loan.


6. Registration Card, if transferring Maryland tags you already own in your name:
   A. If unable to locate the registration card, please bring in the physical tags.  
   B. Tags may not always be able to be transferred.


7. Insurance Information:
    A. Company and binder or policy number.


8. Driver's License:
    A. With a Maryland driver's license or a Maryland soundex number, Norman's can issue new tags, stickers, and registration or transfer your existing tags in five to ten minutes.
    B. Without a Maryland driver's license or a Maryland soundex number, it will take Norman's one to two business days to process and obtain your tags and/or registration.


9. Z#, if titling vehicle in company name. The Z# can be found on other titles and registration cards already owned by the company. If this is the first vehicle you are trying to register in the company name, you must provide the Federal Employers Identification Number (FEIN) as well as proof of a legal business. The company must be in good standing with the state in order to obtain a Z#. Acceptable documents include:
    A. Copy of business license
    B. Articles of Incorporation
    C. Articles of Organization
    D. Partnership Agreement or Certificate of Limited Liability Company
    E. Registration and/or Trade Name Application from the State Department of Assessment and Taxation (SDAT)
    F. Articles of Merger
    G. Articles of Reorganization
    H. Portion of the trust agreement that names the trust and identifies the trustees, as well as all pages with signatures.




  If Seller Has An Out-of-State Title You Will Need:

1. Out-of-State Title, signed by all sellers.  

2.
Lien Release Statement, if there is a lien printed on the title and the title is not signed or stamped off by the lienholder.

3.
Maryland Safety Inspection Certificate:
    A. Required for all used vehicles with the exception of Historic vehicles, Street Rod vehicles, some Gift Title Transfer exceptions, and Farm Area vehicles.
    B.  If your vehicle is inspected at an inspection station that offers an electronic inspection service (e-inspection), you will not receive an inspection certificate.  
    C. If a carbon copy, the white/green copy is the MVA copy and the gold copy is the buyer's copy.
    D. The inspection is valid for 90 days from the date recorded on the certificate. If not recorded within 90 days, the vehicle must be re-inspected. The same inspection may be used if the vehicle is transferred within 30 days of the inspection date.
    E. If the vehicle has not passed a Maryland Safety Inspection, then you may apply for temporary tags valid for 30 days.

4.  
Notarized Bill of Sale:
    A. Required if the vehicle is a 2012 or newer.
    B. All seller(s) and buyer(s) must sign in front of a Notary Public.  Norman's has a Notary Public on staff at all times.
    C. Without a notarized bill of sale, the buyer will be taxed on the higher of either the book value or the sales price of the vehicle. The Maryland MVA uses NADA book values.

5.
Bill of Sale:
    A. Required if the out-of-state title does not have a place for a purchase price in the assignment section of the title, even if the vehicle is a 2011 and older.


6. Lienholder Information, if borrowing money to purchase the vehicle:
    A. Lienholder’s name and address.
    B. Amount and date of the loan.


7. Registration Card, if transferring Maryland tags you already own in your name:
    A. If unable to locate the registration card, please bring in the physical tags.  
    B. Tags may not always be able to be transferred.


8. Insurance Information:
    A. Company and binder or policy number.


9. Driver's License:
    A. With a Maryland driver's license or a Maryland soundex number, Norman's can issue new tags, stickers and registration or transfer your existing tags in five to ten minutes.
    B. Without a Maryland driver's license or a Maryland soundex number it will take Norman's one to two business days to process and obtain your tags and/or registration.


10. Z#, if titling vehicle in company name. The Z# can be found on other titles and registration cards already owned by the company. If this is the first vehicle you are trying to register in the company name, you must provide the Federal Employers Identification Number (FEIN) as well as proof of a legal business. The company must be in good standing with the state in order to obtain a Z#. Acceptable documents include:
    A. Copy of business license
    B. Articles of Incorporation
    C. Articles of Organization
    D. Partnership Agreement or Certificate of Limited Liability Company
    E. Registration and/or Trade Name Application from the State Department of Assessment and Taxation (SDAT)
    F. Articles of Merger
    G. Articles of Reorganization
    H. Portion of the trust agreement that names the trust and identifies the trustees, as well as all pages with signatures.



Title Transfer From A Related Party

See Gift Title Transfer section.







Title Transfer From A Licensed Dealer

If Dealer Provides a Certificate of Origin, A Maryland Title Or An Out-of-State Title You Will Need:

1. Title or Certificate of Origin and all paperwork the dealership supplied to you.

2. Maryland Safety Inspection Certificate:
    A. Required for all used vehicles with the exception of Historic vehicles, Street Rod vehicles, some Gift Title Transfer exceptions, and Farm Area vehicles.
    B.  If your vehicle is inspected at an inspection station that offers an electronic inspection service (e-inspection), you will not receive an inspection certificate.  
    C. If a carbon copy, the white/green copy is the MVA copy and the gold copy is the buyer's copy.
    D. The inspection is valid for 90 days from the date recorded on the certificate. If not recorded within 90 days, the vehicle must be re-inspected. The same inspection may be used if the vehicle is transferred within 30 days of the inspection date.
    E. If the vehicle has not passed a Maryland Safety Inspection, then you may apply for temporary tags valid for 30 days.
    F. If sold uninspected and the out-of-state dealership issued a temporary tag:
         1. Obtain a Maryland Safety Inspection while the temporary tag is valid.
    G. If sold uninspected and no dealer temporary tag was issued you may apply for a temporary tag.


3. Lienholder Information, if borrowing money to purchase the vehicle:
    A. Lienholder's name and address.
    B. Amount and date of the loan.


4. Registration Card, if transferring Maryland tags you already own in your name:
    A. If unable to locate the registration card, please bring in the physical tags.  
    B. Tags may not always be able to be transferred.


5. Insurance Information:
    A. Company and binder or policy number.


6. Driver's License:
    A. If you have a Maryland driver's license or a Maryland soundex number, Norman's can issue new tags, stickers, and registration or transfer your existing tags in five to ten minutes.
    B. Without a Maryland driver's license or a Maryland soundex number, it will take Norman's one to two business days to process and obtain your tags and/or registration.


7. Z#, if titling vehicle in company name. The Z# can be found on other titles and registration cards already owned by the company. If this is the first vehicle you are trying to register in the company name, you must provide the Federal Employers Identification Number (FEIN) as well as proof of a legal business. The company must be in good standing with the state in order to obtain a Z#. Acceptable documents include:
    A. Copy of business license
    B. Articles of Incorporation
    C. Articles of Organization
    D. Partnership Agreement or Certificate of Limited Liability Company
    E. Registration and/or Trade Name Application from the State Department of Assessment and Taxation (SDAT)
    F. Articles of Merger
    G. Articles of Reorganization
    H. Portion of the trust agreement that names the trust and identifies the trustees, as well as all pages with signatures.


  
Buy Out Your Maryland Leased Vehicle

If The Lessor Provides A Maryland Title You Will Need:

1. Maryland Title, signed off by a representative of the leasing company.

2. Maryland Security Interest Filing or a Lien Release Statement, if there is a lien recorded on the front of the Maryland title.

3. Lienholder Information, if borrowing money to purchase the vehicle:
    A. Lienholder's name and address.
    B. Amount and date of the loan.


4. Copy of the Lease Contract, showing you as lessee.

5. Insurance Information:
    A. Company and binder or policy number.


6. Driver's License:
    A. With a Maryland driver's license or a Maryland soundex number, Norman's can issue tags, stickers and registration in five to ten minutes.
    B. Without a Maryland driver's license or a Maryland soundex number, it will take one to two business days to process and obtain your tags and/or registration.


7. Z#, if titling vehicle in company name. The Z# can be found on other titles and registration cards already owned by the company. If this is the first vehicle you are trying to register in the company name, you must provide the Federal Employers Identification Number (FEIN) as well as proof of a legal business. The company must be in good standing with the state in order to obtain a Z#. Acceptable documents include:
    A. Copy of business license
    B. Articles of Incorporation
    C. Articles of Organization
    D. Partnership Agreement or Certificate of Limited Liability Company
    E. Registration and/or Trade Name Application from the State Department of Assessment and Taxation (SDAT)
    F. Articles of Merger
    G. Articles of Reorganization
    H. Portion of the trust agreement that names the trust and identifies the trustees, as well as all pages with signatures.















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