I moved to NC where it is registered and insured. I just received the following email:
"The Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) has received an insurance cancellation notice from the insurance carrier listed below. MVA requires confirmation that your vehicle(s) are covered by insurance. Maryland Vehicle Law §17-104(b), requires that the owner(s) of a motor vehicle maintain liability insurance during the registration period.
If your vehicle(s) are insured, please contact your insurance carrier immediately to electronically transmit an FR-13, (an electronic insurance data business type format).
If your vehicle is not insured you must obtain insurance immediately or return your tags to the MVA."
Do I face fines or is this just a reminder to send in my plates in asap?
You do face fines, but you can provide the proof of insurance in North Carolina which should avoid the fines. Comply with the request and if you still have the tags, turn them in immediately.
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As Mr. Scherr suggested, you should be able to avoid any fines by turning in the plates and advising the State that you are insured/the vehicle no longer is registered in Maryland. The State is concerned about a vehicle registered in the State not being insured, and/or there being plates "out there" that are not legally associated with a particular vehicle.
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