Maryland Proud License Plate Debuts on Monday (PHOTO)
Marylanders can display their pride in their home state beginning on Monday when the Motor Vehicle Administration rolls out the new Maryland Proud license plate.
Governor Larry Hogan unveiled the new design last month, which prominently features the state flag. The new standard-issue plate is available for all passenger cars, SUV’s trucks, motorcycles and multipurpose vehicles.
Earlier this year, the MVA launched the new Maryland-themed driver’s license and identification card. The new cards feature multiple layers of security to help prevent identity theft and fraud and are one of the most secure products in the nation.
“From the driver’s license to the license plate, Marylanders can show their state pride wherever they travel,” said Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn.
The Maryland Proud plate will replace the War of 1812 plate, but customers who want to keep their existing plates do not need to get the new plate. If you want to replace your existing license plate, the replacement cost is $20.
All vehicles purchased on or after September 26th will be issued the new plate unless customers want to transfer their existing plates to their vehicles.
“We anticipate that the beautifully designed Maryland Proud plates will be very popular and strongly encourage our customers to order them online,” said MVA Administrator Christine Nizer.
To order the new Maryland Proud plate after September 26, visit the MVA website at mva.maryland.gov and click Online Services. The new plates will arrive in the mail within seven to ten business days.
In case you are wondering, all Maryland license plates are manufactured by Maryland Correctional Enterprises, a division of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The MVA issues approximately 740,000 sets of license plates per year.