Replacing a Lost Registration in Maryland

If you lost or damaged your Maryland registration card, license plate, or decals, you could wind up with a hefty ticket if you don’t act fast to replace them.

Fortunately, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has a few convenient options for you to replace your missing or destroyed items. You may not even have to leave your house!

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If you've lost or damaged your license plate, don't worry—we've got you covered. Jump over to our License Plates & Placards section for help.

Order a Duplicate MD Registration

If you’ve lost or damaged your vehicle registration, you have several ways to get a duplicate. You can request a replacement:

  • Online.
  • By mail.
  • In person.

Below are details for each option.

Replace MD Stickers/Decals

There are a several options for you to replace your lost or damaged validation stickers. You can request them:

  • Online.
  • By mail.
  • In person.

Either way, be ready to provide your:

  • License plate number.
  • License number.
  • Vehicle title number.
  • Validation sticker number.
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN).

Ready to dive into the specifics? Click through the options below for details.

Duplicate MD Registration Fees

The fees for replacing your vehicle registration, license plate, or tags are as follows:

  • Duplicate sticker: $5 (includes a duplicate registration).
  • Replacement registration: $5.
  • Substitute plate: $20 (includes sticker and a duplicate registration).

If you’re mailing your request, don’t send cash. Make a check or money order payable to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.


Application for Substitute Plates/Stickers/Duplicate Registration
Request substitute Maryland license plates and/or stickers, decals for a moped, motor scooter, or off-road vehicle, OR a replacement registration card from the MVA.
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