License Plates for University Vehicles
University vehicles are to be identified with a State Government (SG) license plate. The use of unmarked license plates is permitted for the following types of vehicles:
- Vehicles used on a frequent basis in undercover law enforcement assignments
- Vehicles used by other personnel in the performance of their official duties, wherein identification of such vehicles would not be in the best interest of the Institution
Institutions must request unmarked license plates by providing justification to University of Maryland Motor Transportation Services for review at the time application is made for new license plates or for renewal. After an affirmative review, University of Maryland Motor Transportation Services will forward the request to the Department of Budget and Management for approval. Upon approval, University of Maryland Motor Transportation Services will file the required information with the Motor Vehicle Administration.
Vehicles utilizing State Government license plates are currently exempt from vehicle registration fees; however, title fees do apply. Motor Transportation Services can provide information on current fees. The Institution must present the Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin, an Application for Certificate of Title, and an Application for License Plates or Transfer of Plates to the Motor Vehicle Administration for processing. Title fees are the responsibility of the using Institution as are any fees associated with undercover vehicles or other vehicles not identified by a State Government license plate. All vehicles bearing an SG license plate are considered to have a permanent registration. Vehicles displaying unmarked license plates must renew the registration annually.