Under certain conditions, you may be permitted to transfer your license plates from an old vehicle to a newly acquired vehicle.

License plates can also be transferred between immediate family members (spouse, parents, child) when the vehicle to which they are issued is given as a gift. For more information about transferring the ownership of a “gift” vehicle, see Titling – Gift to Family Member.

The documents needed to register your vehicle using your old license plates include:

Application form


Registration Card

Maryland Safety Inspection Certificate