Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Callao, VA
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MD DMV is still one of the most annoying hells on this planet.
Yes they prefer a notarized bill of sale, which does require both parties to be present. Many banks will do this gratis... They also want all the $$ values to agree. Depending on who you get at the counter, a handwritten note will work, others want only the MD form, others the notarized BOS, unaltered original title and such. I have even had them make me go out to the parking lot (on a car) and do a pencil scrape of the VIN. And if you have a lien, I have had to call the bank and get someone on the phone for them to "verify" the lien release, as there is no standard way of showing release....
For sure a bill of sale for a "no title sale"..there are too many cars trucks, boats stolen even with this "system"....
all the best