Maryland dealers should stop defacing returned plates

Maryland dealers should stop defacing returned plates

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has started using a digital imaging process for all plates being returned. A picture of the plate will be taken and the plate number will be marked as destroyed in the MVA Perpetual Inventory System. To ensure proper cancellation, the camera must be able to read the entire plate number.

The MVA, therefore asks that dealers no longer mark through or deface plates being returned. The stickers can still be defaced before they are sent to the MVA to be destroyed.

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