11.15.21.05

.05 Requirements for Collecting a Fee for Renewal of Vehicle Registration.

A. Pursuant to Transportation Article, §26-305, Annotated Code of Maryland, whenever the Administration flags, suspends, or denies the renewal of the registration of a vehicle, the owner shall pay a fee as set forth in COMAR 11.11.05 before renewal.

B. The fee imposed under §A of this regulation is applicable to the renewal of all registrations, including those vehicles exempt from registration fees under Transportation Article, §13-903, Annotated Code of Maryland.

C. The Administration may distribute $5 of the fee collected under §A of this regulation to a political subdivision acting as an agent for the Administration.

D. A fee imposed under §A of this regulation may be waived if the jurisdiction requesting the withholding of the registration provides electronic documentation, by the method required by the Administration, that the flag was mistakenly placed on the registration.

E. The fee collected by the Administration pursuant to §A of this regulation is refundable only if the vehicle owner can present written documentation from the jurisdiction requesting the withholding of registration certifying that the vehicle registration was flagged in error by the jurisdiction.