The MD MVA can place a flag on your vehicle if a local police agency or other jurisdiction requests it. The most common MD flags are connected to unresolved issues like auto insurance compliance, parking ticket, speeding, and emissions inspection. The flag is typically placed AFTER youve failed to fix the issue.
If you have a flag on your vehicle, know that itll prevent you from renewing your tags. Your specific issue must be resolved before getting your registration. For specific flags, such as a parking or toll violation and a red-light violation, you will have to pay an additional administrative fee to the MVA besides resolving the actual flag; for example, paying your parking ticket.