2013 Maryland Code
§ 13-106 - Issuance of certificate; records to be kept by Administration
(a) The Administration shall:
(1) File each application for a certificate of title that it receives; and
(2) Issue a certificate of title of the vehicle if:
(i) It finds that the applicant is entitled to the certificate of title; and
(ii) It has received the required fees.
(b) The Administration shall keep a record of all certificates of title that it issues, as follows:
(1) Under a distinctive title number assigned to the vehicle;
(2) Under the vehicle identification number of the vehicle or, if a distinguishing number has been assigned to it, under the distinguishing number; and
(3) Under any other method that the Administration determines.
(c) Upon receipt with the application for a certificate of title, the Administration shall maintain a record of the following documents as a part of its certificate of title records for a motor vehicle:
(1) A notice from a dealer under § 14-1502(f)(1) of the Commercial Law Article;
(2) A notice from a manufacturer or factory branch under § 14-1502(f)(2) of the Commercial Law Article; and
(3) A manufacturer’s disclosure form provided to the Administration under § 14-1502(g) of the Commercial Law Article.
(d) (1) The Administration shall issue a permanent decal to the owner of a motor scooter or moped for which a certificate of title is issued.
(2) An owner of a motor scooter or moped for which a certificate of title is issued shall display the decal on the vehicle as prescribed by the Administration.
(3) A decal shall display a unique number sequence assigned by the Administration.
(4) The Administration:
(i) Shall establish a fee of $5 for a decal; and
(ii) May adopt regulations to implement this section.
§ 13-106 - 1. Assignment of distinguishing number
If the vehicle identification number on a vehicle is destroyed or obliterated, the Administration may assign a distinguishing number to the vehicle and issue to its owner a stamped or special plate bearing the distinguishing number. The plate shall be affixed to the vehicle in the position that the Administration determines.
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