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§ 8-717. Lost, stolen, or destroyed certificates of title

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural Resources

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 8. Waters (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. State Boat Act (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-717
§ 8-717. Lost, stolen, or destroyed certificates of title
Duplicate certificates of title
(a) If a certificate of title is lost, stolen, mutilated, destroyed, or becomes illegible, the first lienholder or, if there is none, the owner named in the certificate, as shown by the Department's records within 30 days shall obtain a duplicate by applying to the Department. The applicant shall furnish information concerning the original certificate and the circumstances of its loss, mutilation, or destruction as the Department requires. Mutilated or illegible certificates shall be returned to the Department with the application for a duplicate.
Required marking on duplicate certificate
(b) The duplicate certificate of title shall be marked plainly “duplicate” across its face, and mailed or delivered to the applicant.
Lost or stolen certificates of title
(c) If a lost or stolen original certificate of title for which a duplicate has been issued is recovered, the original shall be surrendered promptly to the Department for cancellation.


Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 4, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1990, c. 6, § 2; Acts 1991, c. 55, § 1.
Formerly Art. 14B, § 4M.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-717, MD NAT RES § 8-717
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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