When 5 or more sets of license plates are being returned at one time by a title service or company/agency with multiple vehicles, it is considered a bulk quantity license plate return. The procedure for returning a bulk quantity of plates is different than if only one set of plates is being returned.
What do we need to do to return them?
You must first complete the Tag Return Log with information about each set of license plates and stickers being returned. Along with the license plates, be sure to include the registration card. You can hand deliver or send the material via delivery service to any full service office.
WARNING: Do not cancel your insurance until you are sure that the MVA has received your license plates. Failure to do so could result in a large fine.
Can I get a refund of the registration fee if the license plates are not expired?
You may be eligible for a refund if your license plate expiration date is more than 12 months away. If you believe a refund is due for any returned license plates and/or stickers, include a completed Application for Registration Plate Refund.
How long will it take for me to receive a refund?
Your refund is actually prepared by the Comptroller's Office in Annapolis. You should receive the refund within 6 weeks of returning the license plates. If you never receive the refund, call one of the numbers below for assistance.
- There is no fee for returning license plates.
Central Refund and Tag Return (CRTR)
6601 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD 21062
MVA Customer Service Center: