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§ 5-608. Transfer of motor vehicle, boat, or vessel; when administration of estate not required

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEstates and TrustsEffective: October 1, 2018

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Estates and Trusts (Refs & Annos)
Title 5. Opening the Estate (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Small Estates (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2018
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 5-608
§ 5-608. Transfer of motor vehicle, boat, or vessel; when administration of estate not required
Transfer of motor vehicles
(a) If the only property owned by a decedent is not more than two motor vehicles and the decedent's surviving spouse is the decedent's only heir or legatee:
(1) Administration of an estate of the decedent is not required; and
(2) The Motor Vehicle Administration may transfer title to a motor vehicle owned by the decedent to the surviving spouse if:
(i) The surviving spouse certifies to the Motor Vehicle Administration that all debts and taxes owed by the decedent have been paid; and
(ii) The Motor Vehicle Administration receives a copy of the decedent's death certificate and suitable proof of the existence of the marriage.
Transfer of boats or vessels
(b) If the only property owned by a decedent is a boat or vessel with an appraised value that does not exceed $5,000 and the decedent's surviving spouse is the decedent's only heir or legatee:
(1) Administration of an estate of the decedent is not required; and
(2) The agency that issued the certificate of title may transfer the certificate of title for the boat or vessel to the surviving spouse of the decedent if:
(i) The surviving spouse certifies to the agency that all debts and taxes owed by the decedent have been paid;
(ii) The agency receives satisfactory evidence of the value of the boat or vessel, which may be provided by a statement signed by two individuals stating that:
1. They have personal knowledge of the value of boats or vessels of the type that is in the estate; and
2. The value of the boat or vessel does not exceed $5,000; and
(iii) The agency receives a copy of the decedent's death certificate and suitable proof of the existence of the marriage.

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Added by Acts 2018, c. 551, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2018.
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 5-608, MD EST & TRST § 5-608
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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