The Business Licensing and Consumer Services (BL&CS) division of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) is the licensing department to become a Maryland Title Service Agent, sometimes referred to as an auto tag distributor. Below are the steps necessary to become a licensed agent:
Prior to becoming licensed, an MVA investigator will visit your office location and conduct an inspection of the location to ensure compliance with the Maryland Code of Regulations (COMAR). If your site is approved, the investigator will initial your application and will check that your location either passed or failed the inspection. Once your Title Service Agent License has been approved, the BL&CS will contact you about how to pay for and obtain the License, photo ID cards for you and your employees, and other forms and items needed to operate a Title Service Agent’s office. Once you pay the fees, provide the $50,000 surety bond and your application has been approved, you are a Maryland Title Service Agent!