MVA clarifies Maryland law on vehicle delivery

MVA clarifies Maryland law on vehicle delivery

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration last week offered this interpretation of the law on delivery of vehicles to consumers by dealers:

Vehicle sales contracts are governed by COMAR, which states,

Every vehicle sales contract or agreement shall be evidenced by an instrument in writing containing all of the agreements of the parties. It shall be signed by all parties before the seller delivers to the buyer the vehicle covered by the agreement (emphasis added).

The MVA requires sales to be final before delivery of the vehicle, but does not interpret agreement to include obligations based on misinformation from either party.

Maryland dealers with questions may email the MVA at, or call Gerard Murphy or John ODonnell in the WANADA office at (202) 237-7200.

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