In Maryland, privately owned vehicles can’t be titled as rentals

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration reminds dealers that when they do vehicle sales and titling transactions, privately owned vehicles cannot be titled as rental vehicles. Incorrectly titling a privately owned vehicle adversely affects titling fees, excise tax and vehicle requirements for environmental standards.


To review the definition of “rental vehicles”, refer to the law here. For questions, contact the Maryland MVA at (410) 787-2950 or

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