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Consumer Alert: Per Governor’s order, Md. registered vehicles cannot be towed for expired registrations

BALTIMORE, MD—On Wednesday, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh reminded residents that, in an effort to control and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Governor Larry Hogan declared a State of Emergency in Maryland on March 5, 2020.

This declaration affected the operations of many state agencies, including the Motor Vehicle Administration.

On March 12, 2020, Governor Hogan ordered that expired vehicle registrations, and those that would otherwise expire during the State of Emergency, will remain valid until at least 30 days after the emergency has been ended.

This means that if a vehicle displays a registration that has expired, it may not be towed solely due to the expired registration.

Anyone whose vehicle is being towed, or who is being threatened with having their vehicle towed, solely due to an expired registration, should contact their county’s towing board or file a complaint with the Consumer Protection Division.

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Online complaints can be filed through www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov by clicking on the red “File a Consumer Complaint” button on the top left of the page.

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