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Old 07-10-2014, 07:21 PM   #1
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After seeing the problems some folks have had with registration the latest being FishbioGirl is having I thought, I would look into this. I did not have any problems but mine had been previously been registered in Pennsylvania, there have been a lot of anecdotal stories of getting it done but nothing concrete. Yes I was bored at work so go with it :}.
One part of the problem is already being addressed by ETI whom I spoke with after I found all the pertinent information. ETI had already done much the same as I, and ordered the specific form. ETI also stated that all trailers coming across the border would now have the form regardless of what the state it is to be registered in requires. This can only make things easier for everyone buyers and ETI alike. I have gathered the info and links for your you to go check out. If you’re in the market to buy an Escape as stated above ETI has forms on order and in a few weeks they will come with the trailer coming across the border so no surprises.
I am not looking to debate the information here just presenting it with commentary :} in one post for those interested. I did call a few friends here in upper parts of the DMV who laughed as they know of this form. It has not instituted the use yet as we have several trailer manufacturers here not RVs but small to tractor trailer sized trailers and they would fuss. Delaware is an Employers state not and Employees state so you know who the politicians favor…
To the problem, it appears a Think Tank who comes up with ideas for the Automotive industry came up with a form with 9 security features built in to the form similar to the ones for new money, licenses, pass port and recommended its use to hinder individual or corporate thieves. Who is this think tank you ask who has made some folks lives harder they are American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators http://www.aamva.org/VehicleRegistrationTitling/Vehicle-Registration-and-Titling/. In their effort to help law enforcement they came up with several recommendations to states and NHTSA. I cannot find a listing at this time what states are going with the AAMVA recommendations.

This is what they recommended for titles:
“APPENDIX B - SPECIFICATIONS FOR PRINTING A MANUFACTURERS CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN (CO) FOR MOTOR VEHICLE STANDARDS
SECURITY FEATURES - All Certificates of Origin should contain the following nine security features:
1. Paper (a) Sensitized Security Paper—paper that is reactive to chemicals commonly used to alter documents. (b) Non-Optical Brightener Paper—paper without added optical brighteners which will not fluoresce under ultraviolet light.
2. Engraved Border—a border produced from engraved art work which shall appear on the front of the document.
3. (a) Prismatic—rainbow printing which is used as a deterrent to color copying, and/or (b) Copy Void Pantograph - the word “void” appears when the document is copied.
4. Complex Colors—colors which are developed by using a mixture of two or more of the primary colors (red, yellow or blue) and black if required.
5. Erasable Fluorescent Background Inks—fluoresces under ultraviolet light and reacts to any attempt to erase in such a manner as to be immediately detectable.
6. Background Security Design—a repetitious design consisting of a pattern which hinders counterfeiting efforts.
7. Microline—a line of small alpha characters in capitol letters which requires a magnifying glass to read.
8. Consecutively Numbered—documents that contain a number which is consecutively numbered for control purposes
9. (a) Security Thread—with or without watermark, and/or (b) Intaglio Print—with or without latent image
DOCUMENT SIZE — “Certificates of Origin” size specifications shall be seven (7) inches by eight (8) inches.
PAPER STOCK — Sixty (60) pound offset or equivalent durability.
CONSTRUCTION — Unless otherwise specified by the user, the forms should be constructed and fan-folded for use on high-speed pinfed computer printer and/or continuous typewriters.
LAYOUT — Text matter space for 1/10 inch horizontal and 1/6 inch deep characters per AAMVA H-12 Policy for standard format.
FACILITY SECURITY — To insure the integrity of the manufacturers “Certificate of Origin,” the user should require the vendor to maintain secure printing and storage facilities.”
Still more good information for manufacturers and printers to know but unfortunately, Appendix B does not provide a content standard for the States either. However, the policy does continue with some additional information on MCOs in paragraph four of their Section 2 on titling.
“4. MANUFACTURER’S STATEMENT OF ORIGIN (MSO)/MANUFACTURER’S CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN (MCO) DATA IN NATIONAL CRIME INFORMATION CENTER (NCIC) FORMAT
n the interest of reducing fraud and vehicle theft, AAMVA supports the manufacturers use of standardized codes when transmitting MCO/MSO data electronically. Furthermore, in accordance with the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) specifications, AAMVA supports the use of the NCIC codes, as found in the latest edition of the NCIC Code Manual, as the standard for the electronic transmission of all MCO/MSO data. In particular, special emphasis should be placed on the vehicle’s make, series, model and body type, and the vehicle’s major and minor colors. AAMVA supports the cooperation of manufacturers, the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and if necessary, federal legislative authority to enforce this policy.”

What does NHSTA have to say about Titles and Registration:

Motor Vehicle Titling and Registration
NHTSA is not responsible for regulating the operation of motor vehicles on public roads in the U.S. or for titling or registering motor vehicles for such operation. That is instead the responsibility of the individual States. Some States may require a manufacturer's certificate of origin (MCO) or manufacturer's statement of origin (MSO) to register a new motor vehicle. These are not federally required documents. NHTSA, therefore, is not in a position to offer guidance to prospective vehicle manufacturers or vehicle purchasers on obtaining a needed MCO or MSO. Consumers with questions regarding these documents should direct those questions to their State’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Prospective manufacturers seeking guidance on obtaining MCO or MSO documents should contact the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) at 703-522-4201 or visit that organization's website at http://www.aamva.org.”
As you can see they refer to AAMVA…Great Federal Circular Logic.
Here is someone who can put it in a nut shell again not a state or federal agency just a think tank for the trailer industry: http://trailersafetyinstitute.com/Trailer_Manufacturers.html

Trailer Manufacturers

In this section there is information to help manufacturers with the plant operations and a discussion on MCO/MSOs.
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For more information like this or other manufacturing solutions contact the Trailer Safety Institute. Also see the Resources section and pick up a copy of the Trailer Handbook.



Finding Help Could Be Right Next Door
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Clint Lancaster, CMfgE, CQE

I’ve written a lot of articles on Lean and Quality Management, and hopefully impressed the importance of efficiencies in productivity and the affect it can have on your bottom line. Nonetheless, how do you get started – there are a number of ways. You can read a book. There are hundreds of books on Lean with dozens of very good ones. I’ve talked previously about other organizations such as Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) which has exhibited at our convention in the past. They have a wide variety of tools to help with your quality program. At the 2007 NATM convention, I provided a workshop on how to “Kick Start” your Lean program and offered a grassroots approach for getting started. As in the past, NATM will continue in the future to provide workshops to help your business. However, to get your program started it always helps to get some personal one-on-one or local support. For this, there may be the need to work with or contract outside expertise. There are consulting companies available, and many good ones, it just depends on how much you are willing to spend.
One organization I have found useful is the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). MEP centers are non-profit, university or state-based organizations that receive a portion of their operational funding from the National Institute of Standards and Technology as well as from the state where they are located. It is a program where the federal government and the states work to help manufacturers be more successful. While some services and support are free, others may have a fee. These MEP centers are in every state and may be as close as your local university or college. I have personally attended numerous Lean Manufacturing classes at the Missouri MEP and they did not cost anything but my time and travel. A trailer manufacturer in Oklahoma has sent over 100 of its employees to Lean training over the past year at the local college through MEP. Again, the only cost was the employees pay. If you are lucky, the center may be close to you, which makes it easier. In my case, the main center for Lean training was 170 miles away so it took some planning and sometimes an overnight stay to attend a full day class. However, that was the extent of the cost and I was able to start putting the tools to work on the plant floor right away.
Though various state MEP Centers seem to be a little different in the level of service they provide, they all appear to work off a strong foundation in Lean Manufacturing as well as other business areas. The best way to find the MEP Center nearest you is to visit www.mep.nist.gov and look for the center in your state. Their website states they have 59 centers with 443 total locations nationwide.

Whether you are fully engaged in a lean/quality program or you are just thinking about getting started, MEP is one resource you should have in your toolbox. You still need to read books, contact organizations like SME, attend NATM workshops, and maybe even work with good consulting firms. Whatever the case, take time now to find your local MEP center and utilize their resource; they are manufacturing focused and the price is right. You never know, help could be right next door.

Manufacturer’s Statement or Certificate of Origin
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Clint Lancaster, CMfgE, CQE

We continue to have questions regarding completion of the Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO) or Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO), as some companies call it. Questions as to whether the complete dealer address is needed or just the name; if the manufacturer’s address needs to be printed on the form; how shipping weight is determined; or if Body Type and Model can be combined; what kind of paper or form is required, etc. To start, the MCO/MSO is not a federal requirement but rather a state controlled function and NHTSA states the following in their FAQs:
“NHTSA is not responsible for regulating the operation of motor vehicles on public roads in the U.S. or for titling or registering motor vehicles for such operation. That is instead the responsibility of the individual States. Some States may require a manufacturer's certificate of origin (MCO) or manufacturer's statement of origin (MSO) to register a new motor vehicle. These are not federally required documents. NHTSA, therefore, is not in a position to offer guidance to prospective vehicle manufacturers or vehicle purchasers on obtaining a needed MCO or MSO. Consumers with questions regarding these documents should direct those questions to their State’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Prospective manufacturers seeking guidance on obtaining MCO or MSO documents should contact the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) at 703-522-4201 or visit that organization's website at http://www.aamva.org.”
So next, we go to AAMVA where their titling policy provides some guidance on MCOs. These are recommendations to their member DMVs and others, such as manufacturers, printers, etc. Therefore, this is what AAMVA would like to see but does not necessarily mean all states are following their guidance.
“3. CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN

AAMVA recommends that the Certificate of Origin (CO) be required for conveying ownership of all new vehicles. The CO document should be uniform in all jurisdictions, conforming with the format, standards, and specifications developed by AAMVA, as set forth in Appendix “B” of this publication.

AAMVA also urges manufacturers of motive and non-motive powered vehicles to adopt a standard machine-readable Certificate of Origin, utilizing OCR-A font, as set forth in the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard X3-17-1977, which provides the criteria for character set and print quality for optical character recognition. The Association further recommends that all jurisdictions move to adoption and implementation of the OCR-A Standard.

Our Association further recommends that vendors of the uniform Certificate of Origin be instructed that applicants who wish to purchase the uniform Certificate of Origin documents must furnish verification from an AAMVA member jurisdiction that such applicant is recognized as a bona fide manufacturer or distributor before the order can be accepted.

AAMVA and member jurisdictions shall make available upon request to qualified vendors and any other interested parties a list of jurisdiction contact persons for the purpose of verifying applicant qualifications. The list shall be maintained by AAMVA and distributed to all member jurisdictions. It shall be the jurisdiction’s responsibility to notify AAMVA concerning changes within their jurisdiction affecting the list.

All duplicate Certificates of Origin issued by the manufacturer and used as replacement for the original Certificate of Origin shall incorporate the same security features as the original. The duplicate shall state clearly on the face that it is a “Duplicate.” The vehicle and owner information on the duplicate shall be identical to the original Certificate of Origin, and any discrepancy, except the date issued, shall invalidate the duplicate.

All continuation documents, issued by manufacturers and used to facilitate additional transfers between dealers, shall have the same security features as the original Certificates of Origin. The continuation shall state clearly on the face that it is a “Continuation,” with page number, and must be used in conjunction with the original Certificate of Origin to be considered valid. The vehicle information on the continuation shall be identical to the original except for the issuance date, and any discrepancy shall invalidate the continuation.”

While this provides some good information regarding the process, it does not discuss content. It does however refer to Appendix B of their policy, so I have provided that as well.
“APPENDIX B - SPECIFICATIONS FOR PRINTING A MANUFACTURERS CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN (CO) FOR MOTOR VEHICLE STANDARDS
SECURITY FEATURES - All Certificates of Origin should contain the following nine security features:
1. Paper (a) Sensitized Security Paper—paper that is reactive to chemicals commonly used to alter documents. (b) Non-Optical Brightener Paper—paper without added optical brighteners which will not fluoresce under ultraviolet light.
2. Engraved Border—a border produced from engraved art work which shall appear on the front of the document.
3. (a) Prismatic—rainbow printing which is used as a deterrent to color copying, and/or (b) Copy Void Pantograph - the word “void” appears when the document is copied.
4. Complex Colors—colors which are developed by using a mixture of two or more of the primary colors (red, yellow or blue) and black if required.
5. Erasable Fluorescent Background Inks—fluoresces under ultraviolet light and reacts to any attempt to erase in such a manner as to be immediately detectable.
6. Background Security Design—a repetitious design consisting of a pattern which hinders counterfeiting efforts.
7. Microline—a line of small alpha characters in capitol letters which requires a magnifying glass to read.
8. Consecutively Numbered—documents that contain a number which is consecutively numbered for control purposes
9. (a) Security Thread—with or without watermark, and/or (b) Intaglio Print—with or without latent image
DOCUMENT SIZE — “Certificates of Origin” size specifications shall be seven (7) inches by eight (8) inches.
PAPER STOCK — Sixty (60) pound offset or equivalent durability.
CONSTRUCTION — Unless otherwise specified by the user, the forms should be constructed and fan-folded for use on high-speed pinfed computer printer and/or continuous typewriters.
LAYOUT — Text matter space for 1/10 inch horizontal and 1/6 inch deep characters per AAMVA H-12 Policy for standard format.
FACILITY SECURITY — To insure the integrity of the manufacturers “Certificate of Origin,” the user should require the vendor to maintain secure printing and storage facilities.”
Still more good information for manufacturers and printers to know but unfortunately, Appendix B does not provide a content standard for the States either. However, the policy does continue with some additional information on MCOs in paragraph four of their Section 2 on titling.
“4. MANUFACTURER’S STATEMENT OF ORIGIN (MSO)/MANUFACTURER’S CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN (MCO) DATA IN NATIONAL CRIME INFORMATION CENTER (NCIC) FORMAT
n the interest of reducing fraud and vehicle theft, AAMVA supports the manufacturers use of standardized codes when transmitting MCO/MSO data electronically. Furthermore, in accordance with the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) specifications, AAMVA supports the use of the NCIC codes, as found in the latest edition of the NCIC Code Manual, as the standard for the electronic transmission of all MCO/MSO data. In particular, special emphasis should be placed on the vehicle’s make, series, model and body type, and the vehicle’s major and minor colors. AAMVA supports the cooperation of manufacturers, the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and if necessary, federal legislative authority to enforce this policy.”
After some research into the NCIC database there was nothing more than what I underlined (for emphasis) above. This, at a minimum, is covered on the MCO sample in the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) Guidelines. The sample MCO in the NATM Guidelines is just that, a sample developed from one of their associate members providing MCO/MSO forms. Moreover, I suspect those associate members providing these forms have had to make changes based on information from various state DMVs.
So back to the questions - on the MCO sample in the NATM Guidelines, it does not ask for an address, only a Dealer or Distributor name. The dealer completes the address on the back when the vehicle is transferred. Not being specifically told to have an address, either on the sample MCO or in any AAMVA policy, I do not see that a requirement exists. It cannot hurt, but if it makes life easier for the manufacturer why not leave it off. That is unless a particular State requires an address, then we will have to for that state.
In conclusion, the answer to this question comes from the individual states. If a problem arises, check with the individual State’s Motor Vehicle Department.
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There were some rumblings from the MD / MVA in Fishbiogirls case of Gray market titling and or the CUSTOM COO/MSO/MCO (AAMVA TITLE FORMAT) being required by NAFTA agreements.
To fit gray market titling you (The New Owner) would have to be the importer holding an import license according to Us Customs and Border Protection (Note the red bold/Italic Statements) You are not the importer ETI is they provide all the required paperwork that the MD MVA would want for Gray Market title but due to the NAFTA trade agreement certain things made and imported from Canada are effectively considered the same as manufactured in USA if they meet the standard:

What are the requirements for importing a trailer to the U.S. for permanent use?

To permanently import a trailer (recreational/camping/commercial) you or the registered importer (RI)* will have to file an entry with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and submit the Department of Transportation (DOT) Form HS-7. CBP will then give you or the RI the entry summary document CBP Form 7501 Entry Summary, which is needed to register the trailer in the state. The trailer must be imported by a * Registered Importer (RI) or by someone who has a contract with an RI, unless they have a U.S. certification label stating the trailer meets U.S. vehicle safety standards.
If the trailer has a label stating it meets U.S. vehicle safety standards, and is being imported for personal use, a CBP bond usually is not required. However, the CBP Officer has the authority to require a CBP bond. If it does not meet U.S. standards or is intended for resale, a CBP bond must be obtained to cover the importation. You or the registered importer can obtain a CBP bond from a surety company. A list of sureties is available at here.
Trailers and their parts are provided for in Heading 8716 in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule and are duty free when imported from countries that have normal trade relations with the United States. For assistance with duties; please contact a Port of entry and speak to an officer.
Additional information on the DOT requirements, a list of registered importers, and the form HS-7 can be obtained at their Web site or by calling the Auto Safety Hotline at 1-800-424-9393.
https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/415/kw/importer%20certification/session/L3RpbWUvMTQwNTAyODA4Mi9zaWQvS0d6WjdaWWw%3D/suggested/1

Maryland Gray Market Titiling:
http://www.mva.maryland.gov/about-mva/info/27300/27300-23T.htm#APPENDIX
Titling - Gray Market or Overseas Vehicle

A gray market vehicle, also known as an overseas vehicle, is a vehicle whose owner has brought it into the United States from another country and wishes to have it titled and registered here. A gray market vehicle may or may not have been produced overseas, the distinguishing feature is that it has never been titled in the United States. Please see Appendix (Titling Import/Gray Market Vehicles) which list the items needed to title a vehicle coming into the United States from overseas.
Before the vehicle can be titled in Maryland it must meet the safety, pollution control and other specifications imposed by three different federal agencies: U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT);U.S. Customs & Border Protection (US Customs), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A vehicle that does not meet these specifications is referred to as "non-conforming." The owner of a non-conforming vehicle must have it modified so that it becomes a "conforming" vehicle, before applying to the MVA. The vehicle must be titled within 60 days of entry into the United States.
If the vehicle was previously titled in the United States, see New to Maryland - Titling and Registering Your Vehicle.
How do I title a gray market vehicle?
You can apply for a title and registration in person at any of the MVA's full service branch offices. You can also mail the documents to the MVA's Mail-in Title Unit in the Glen Burnie office, or go to an MVA licensed tag and title service where they will assist you in applying.
Typically, the title application documents needed (along with payment for taxes and fees) include:
Proof of ownership - This can be the vehicle's certificate of origin and/or your foreign or military registration documents. If you submit foreign registration documents you must have them translated into English through the embassy located in the country where the vehicle is registered or by the embassy located in Washington DC. The embassy seal must accompany the translation.
Application for Certificate of Title - Be sure to include your insurance information. Your policy must conform to Maryland's minimum liability insurance requirements.
Verification that the vehicle meets U.S. specifications -
o US DOT Declaration - Importation of Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment Subject to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Bumper and Theft Prevention Standards (US DOT form #HS-7) - either box 1 or 2A must be checked, verifying the vehicle meets U.S. specifications. Additional documentation is required if box 2B or 3 is checked. If any other box is checked, additional requirements will be listed on the EPA form #3530.
o US EPA Importation of Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines Subject to Federal Air Pollution Regulations (EPA form #3520) - all information must match the information that appears on the US DOT form #HS-7.
o US Customs Entry/Immediate Delivery form - the form must have the authorized stamp of the US Customs.
Maryland Safety Inspection Certificate - This is a Maryland State Police form certifying that your vehicle meets Maryland safety standards. The inspection is valid for only 90 days from the date issued. This form is not required if the vehicle is new, meets all US specifications, and has never been registered.
Under certain circumstances, additional information may be required:
Bill of Sale - must be presented, if available, in order to determine your excise tax. This should be a bill of sale signed by both the buyer(s) and seller(s). The bill of sale must be notarized if the following conditions apply:
o the vehicle is less than 7 years old; and
o the purchase price is at least $500 below the book value; and
o the new owner (buyer) wants to base the excise tax calculation (6% of the vehicle's value) on the sale price rather than the book value.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Letter Approving Release of the EPA Obligation on the Bond for the Vehicle (non-conforming vehicles only) - must be submitted when box 3 is checked on the US DOT Declaration (USDOT form #HS-7).
U.S. DOT National Highway Receipt of a Certificate of Compliance and Payment on the Bond for the Vehicle (non-conforming vehicles only).
Manufacturer's letter - must be presented if box 2B is checked on the US DOT Declaration (US DOT form #HS-7). The letter constitutes the manufacturer's certification that the vehicle meets all U.S. specifications.
Lien information - if you borrowed money to buy the vehicle, you may need to record your lien information on the Application for Certificate of Title. The MVA form titled Security Interest Filing must be used if a second lien is placed against the title. Make sure that your lien is transferable to the U.S.
Power of attorney - if someone other than you, the owner, is signing the titling forms, this document is required.
Certification for Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle - If you want your vehicle to be titled as a multi-purpose vehicle, a class "M" vehicle, but it is not on the list of recognized multi-purpose vehicles (most SUVs are on the list), you must submit the MVA certification form.
Note: If you also intend to register the vehicle additional forms are usually needed. Registration requirements vary greatly by the type and intended use of the vehicle. The requirements for most vehicles can be found in Registration - Common Vehicle. If your vehicle is unusual, access the infoMVA homepage to find the applicable registration description.
Your title will be mailed to you regardless of whether you apply though a tag and title service, mail in your request or go directly to the MVA.
What can I do if my vehicle does not meet United States specifications?
You have two options. You can either ship your vehicle back overseas, or have your vehicle converted to meet United States specifications, if a conversion is possible. You must contact a company that performs conversions on gray market vehicles.
You cannot sell a gray market vehicle that does not meet United States specifications. Only a Registered Importer may import vehicles for resale. If you would like to bring vehicles into the U.S. for resale you must become a Registered Importer (RI). The responsibilities of an RI are defined in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations Part 592, "Registered Importers of Vehicles Not Originally Manufactured to Conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards."
I purchased a vehicle overseas and want to give it as a gift to an immediate family member. Do Maryland's gift laws apply?
No, vehicles imported from overseas that have never been titled in the United States are not subject to the Maryland gift laws.
Note:
The Real ID Act requires that all Personal Identifying Information (PII) must be placed on the actual Driver License, Identification Card or Permit. Therefore any name changes must be done through the Driver License System (DLS) prior to document changes.
Fees:
The fee for titling a vehicle typically includes a title fee, excise tax, and a security interest (lien) filing fee if required.
The fee for registration varies by the type of vehicle, its weight, and/or its intended use. See Fees for Registration Plates for more information.
Contact Information:
MVA
Mail-In Unit
6601 Ritchie Highway, N.E.
Glen Burnie, MD 21062

MVA Customer Service Center:
1-410-768-7000
TTY/Hearing Impaired:
1-301-729-4563

US Customs
Customs Inspectors - Vehicles
General Information: 410-962-2666 or Vehicle Imports/Exports: 410-288-3183
US Department of Transportation
Director Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
400 7th Street SW
Washington DC 20590
Phone: 202-366-5291
email: importandcertification@dot.gov
Environmental Protection Agency
Investigation/Imports Section
Manufacturer's Operations Division (6405-J)
401 M Street SW
Washington DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-9660

If you do not have the documents needed to complete the change of name through the DLS, the title transaction may be completed using your current name as it appears on your State issued identification. Maryland Vehicle Law requires the customer to apply for a corrected title within 30 days of a name change by completing the Application for Corrected Title Due to a Name Change form (VR-448). The fee is $50.00 for a corrected title.

APPENDIX


Titling Import/Gray Market Vehicles

The following items are needed to title a vehicle coming into the U. S. from overseas:
___ Foreign or Military registration /title or certificate of origin
___ Lien release (if applicable)
___ Maryland Safety Inspection (if applicable)
___ Proof of Maryland Insurance
___ Bill of Sale (notarized if non-dealer sale of vehicle less than 7 years old)
___ Application for Certificate of Title(Form VR-005)
___ *U. S. Department of Transportation Declaration(Form HS-7) (Additional documentation may be required)
___ *U. S. Environmental Protection Agency(Entry form 3520-1)
___ *U. S. Customs Entry Document (With delivery authorized stamp or electronic stamp)
*These documents can be obtained from the broker/shipping company. In the event there is no shipping company used, documents can be obtained directly from the U. S. Customs.
U. S. Customs
(410)-865-2020
DOT Phone Number: (202) 366-5313
EPA Import Help Line: (734) 214-4100
National HighwayTraffic Safety Administration: Import and Certification Division, Phone Number: (202) 366-5291
Email: importandcertification@dot.gov
For Active Military or Military Civilian Personnel assistance: (410) 631-5751
If further assistance is needed, you can contact the customer service center at 1-410-768-7000.

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Old 07-10-2014, 07:27 PM   #2
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WOW, you really put a lot of work into this. I'm so very glad I didn't have any problems (and I expected to!).
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Boy was ignorance bliss! No doubt your help and information will be useful. I hope FishBioGirl can get her problems solved in a timely manner.
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While I have many complaints about paperwork & New York state, dealing with the DMV isn't one of them.

I helped a friend import a used Scamp from Ontario to NY & the paperwork took 10 minutes at the border & less than 15 to register the trailer once in NY.

I managed to register my 17B in 2011 prior to pick up, and just finished doing the same with my new 21 I'm picking up in Chilliwack next month.

They don't need to see the trailer to check the VIN, just used the paperwork from Escape. Didn't seem to mind that the 7501 import form was not signed at the border. They did collect sales tax (8%), title fee ($50) yearly registration fee ($62.25) and since the registration fee is based on weight, when I transferred the plates from the 17 to the 21, made me pay the difference for the 5 months left on this year's fee.
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Sounds like your annual registration fees are similar to ours Jon - maybe a little lower.

In my case, for a vehicle that might be on Texas roads for less than 3-4 weeks a year, the registration fee is far too high. I've toyed with the idea of starting up a Wyoming or Montana LLC so I can register the trailer there, with a one time fee of something like ten bucks.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:17 AM   #6
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While I have many complaints about paperwork & New York state, dealing with the DMV isn't one of them.

I helped a friend import a used Scamp from Ontario to NY & the paperwork took 10 minutes at the border & less than 15 to register the trailer once in NY.

I managed to register my 17B in 2011 prior to pick up, and just finished doing the same with my new 21 I'm picking up in Chilliwack next month.

They don't need to see the trailer to check the VIN, just used the paperwork from Escape. Didn't seem to mind that the 7501 import form was not signed at the border. They did collect sales tax (8%), title fee ($50) yearly registration fee ($62.25) and since the registration fee is based on weight, when I transferred the plates from the 17 to the 21, made me pay the difference for the 5 months left on this year's fee.
Now that is interesting and aggravating! New York State would not let us Register our 21 last fall with out the stamped Import permit! No way No how! Went to three different DMV's same story. So we had to pull back with no plate. Stopped at the frist DMV at the New York border coming back, took 15 mins. Screwed up our plans for wintering in AZ. Last year. Now this year we want to leave in November and they are telling me i can't pre-register for 18 because the new registertions don't come out until December. PIA. How did you do it? Don't get me wrong. I'm glad you were able to do it. I just wish I knew why we couldn't.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:22 AM   #7
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Don't get me wrong. I'm glad you were able to do it. I just wish I knew why we couldn't.
Read any of the registration threads and you'll have your answer. The only thing that's consistent about the registration process is that it's inconsistent. The states don't follow their own rules, or they're applied differently from office to office.
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