Disabled vets now eligible for permanent vehicle registration
Gov. Larry Hogan has announced that the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) will begin issuing permanent vehicle registration cards and license plate stickers to Maryland veterans who qualify as 100 percent disabled. While the stickers and registration cards have been free to qualified veter- ans for several years, this allows qualified veterans to skip the trip to the MVA to renew their registration.
“Since taking office, our administration has been committed to finding ways to provide veterans the support they have earned and deserve,” said Gov. Hogan. “Today’s announcement is another opportunity to give back to our veterans and show our gratitude to those brave men and women who have served our country.”
Qualified veterans do not need to take any action to enjoy this new benefit. The MVA began mailing the permanent registration cards and stickers on Aug. 1 to approximately 5,200 Maryland veterans who qualify as 100 percent disabled as determined by the U.S. Depart- ment of Veterans Affairs. Prior to this initiative, qualified Maryland veterans had to renew their vehicle registration, free of charge, every two years at an MVA office.
“Governor Hogan challenged us to improve services to our customers and we are delivering on his call to action,” said Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn. “By avoiding a trip to the MVA, we are saving time not only for our veterans, but also for customers who must visit one of our offices to complete a transaction.”