TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

MD HOV Permit Picked Up

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by loganss, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. loganss

    loganss Spaceman

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    486
    Location:
    Maryland
    A month after delivery I've received my MD tags and registration. I feel a lot more comfortable driving with MD tags on the car.

    I was told I'd need to fill out the HOV sticker paperwork by the Rockville Service Center so read through and filled out the followng:
    High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Permit Issuance for Plug-in Electric Vehicles
    http://www.mva.maryland.gov/Resources/VR-335.pdf

    I walked into the Glen Burnie MVA office went upstairs to the office indicated in the first link handed in the VR-335 form and was handed a HOV sticker within minutes.

    Here's a pic of it:
    MD_HOVsticker_1024x768.jpg
     
  2. inottawa

    inottawa Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2012
    Messages:
    240
    Location:
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Your plate is all messed up :wink:

    Seriously though, first time I've seen a sticker for EV designation. Up here in Ontario it's the whole plate that's different.
     
  3. kendallpb

    kendallpb Model S: P 8061

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,185
    Location:
    MD, USA
    Same here!

    Thanks for posting about this. I'd had the form bookmarked but forgotten about it.

    I didn't realize this only lasts till the end of September. Any idea whether it'll be renewed? If so, I don't like the idea of having to keep replacing a sticker (or putting a sticker on another sticker on another one on...the paint). I'm rarely on 270 or 50 east of the Beltway, so maybe I shouldn't bother....
     
  4. loganss

    loganss Spaceman

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    486
    Location:
    Maryland
    np. Yeah it sucks it only lasts a few months. I didn't ask about if it would be renewed. I'm dreading slapping stickers on top of stickers. 50 east is my main stretch of highway to work and the HOV lane is a huge time saver.

    I'd much rather MD implemented a dedicated plate like in inottawa's post. I've seen far worse stickers than this though.
     
  5. loganss

    loganss Spaceman

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    486
    Location:
    Maryland
    I just got a letter in the mail with a new HOV sticker that expires on 9/30/2017
     
  6. kendallpb

    kendallpb Model S: P 8061

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,185
    Location:
    MD, USA
    Groovy! I still haven't gotten around to getting one, but I don't drive anywhere in Maryland that does HOV....
     
  7. pockethaha

    pockethaha New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    Potomac
    I mailed the form more than a week ago and decided to call to check the wait time. The official answer that I got was 16 days of wait time for mailed applications.

    Thanks for the information. I decided to walk into the Glen Burnie MVA office and went upstairs. It really took just few minutes to get the ticker on my hand as it was posted few years ago. I am very happy and would like to share the it with whoever wants to get the sticker quickly and stop the pain of 270.

    BTW, Tesla sales told me Rockville service center would get the HOV sticker for me with license plate. We did the HOV form during delivery process, but somehow Rockville SC forgot to send the form for me. I was surprised that they are not very organized.
     
  8. Sir Guacamolaf

    Sir Guacamolaf The good kind of fat

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2016
    Messages:
    417
    Location:
    My Model S
    I wish this allowed MD drivers to use carpool in VA and vice versa, but alas it doesn't.
     
  9. Bishop

    Bishop Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2016
    Messages:
    310
    Location:
    Sc
    you can also do it at the one on ritchie road on the 2nd floor ( same person that does custom plates) i had one on my last PHEV
     
  10. Bishop

    Bishop Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2016
    Messages:
    310
    Location:
    Sc
    also as a side note it exempts you from pay meters downtown too
     
  11. CHRGIT

    CHRGIT Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2015
    Messages:
    233
    Location:
    Severna Park, MD
    Which downtown? Can you link a web site that exempts from pay meters?
     
  12. kevinf311

    kevinf311 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Messages:
    257
    Location:
    DCish
    I would also like to know this as I visit several downtowns :D
     
  13. Bishop

    Bishop Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2016
    Messages:
    310
    Location:
    Sc
    I'll have to find it again it was the only reason I got that permit the st time around

    It was the city of Baltimore I'll have to find it again
     
  14. Lanny

    Lanny @Lanny

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Messages:
    637
    Location:
    Maryland
    There was a bill in the Maryland legislature this year that proposed a reciprocal HOV lane use agreement for Plug-In Electric Vehicles with Virginia but it died.
     
  15. jdo

    jdo Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2015
    Messages:
    165
    Location:
    Silver Spring, MD, USA
    So I got my HOV sticker in the mail today, but I'm kind of loathing the idea of actually putting it on.

    Is there a trick to getting them completely off and not messing up the paint?
     
  16. kevinf311

    kevinf311 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Messages:
    257
    Location:
    DCish
    My idea was to take a rectangle of plastic drill a hole or two that can go behind the license plate and then affix the sticker to the plastic instead of the car.

    I have not implemented it, though. My sticker sits in my glove box while we wait for procrastination to run out.
     
  17. CHRGIT

    CHRGIT Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2015
    Messages:
    233
    Location:
    Severna Park, MD
    I have used a hair dryer in the past to remove stickers from vehicles with no harm.

    Also, I was pulled over once on Rt 50 by a Maryland State policeman in the HOV lane. After he pulled me over, he THEN noticed the HOV sticker. I asked him if the sticker wasn't properly displayed what would have happened. He said I would have received a ticket regardless if it was on the rear window, in the glovebox or anywhere else other than how it is described to mount the sticker. FYI.
     
  18. kevinf311

    kevinf311 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Messages:
    257
    Location:
    DCish
    Yeah, the hope was that being affixed to the plastic that is mounted to the license plate holder would make it appear close enough to mounted properly (w/in 12" of the rear license plate, if I recall) that I'd be OK from a distance.
     
  19. Saghost

    Saghost Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2013
    Messages:
    2,949
    Location:
    Delaware
    Yeah, I've read about folks in California getting an HOV ticket in an EV with valid stickers in their glovebox.
     
  20. CHRGIT

    CHRGIT Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2015
    Messages:
    233
    Location:
    Severna Park, MD
    HOV for plug-in electric has been extended another year. Newly added that Hybrids can get a sticker for HOV on Rt 50 (limit of 2,000). Also need to always have proof of insurance.
     

    Attached Files:

    • Informative x 1

Share This Page