11.15.16.04

.04 Proration of Registration Fee for Part of Registration Year.

A. "Registration year" means a 12-month period beginning the month in which the vehicle is entered into the staggered system of registration by the Administration or in which the vehicle is first titled by the Administration or in which a special interchangeable registration is first issued by the Administration.

B. Except as otherwise provided, the annual registration fees specified by the Administration in COMAR 11.11.05 are for the entire 12 months of the registration year.

C. If the registration of a vehicle is issued on or before the last day of the sixth month of the registration year for that class of vehicle, the full annual registration fee shall be paid.

D. If the registration of a vehicle is issued on or after the first day of the seventh month of the registration year for that class of vehicle, only one-half of the annual registration shall be paid.

E. If the registration of a commercial vehicle in excess of 26,000 pounds is issued for a period of less than the full annual registration year, the registration fee to be paid shall be one quarter of the annual registration fee multiplied by the number of quarters remaining in the registration year including the quarter within which the registration takes effect.

F. Notwithstanding §§B, C, D, and E of this regulation, under a staggered system of registration, the Administration, at its discretion, may reschedule the monthly volumes of registration renewals by applying different expiration dates and prorating fees accordingly.