(Dec. 13, 2019) There is no need to drive to the MVA in Salisbury to get a new or updated tag or title for a car, because there is a shop to handle that, located inside the Trader Lee Village in West Ocean City.

Owner Jody Palmisano opened West Ocean City Vehicle Tag & Title in June when he realized there was a need for the shop as Worcester County residents constantly had to drive to Salisbury to get their titles and tags. 

“A friend of mine has a tag and title in the Baltimore area and it really is a lot to learn to figure out the different types of cars and transactions and trailers and scooters and trucks and dump trucks and tow trucks,” he said. “I hate going to the MVA because a lot of times their problems are missing is a paper or a misunderstanding of a particular way something has to be done.”


Jody Palmisano owns West Ocean City Vehicle Tag & Title, which he opened in June.

Palmisano has over 35 years of experience as a car dealer and has spent years understanding the paperwork and requirements to authorize tags and titles for just about any vehicle.

Palmisano said he can have the tags and title ready in as little as 10-15 minutes. 

“When you go to the MVA, there’s normally at least an hour wait, if not a two-hour wait,” he said. “Here it’s usually 15 minutes or less. We are good at solving people’s problems with their paperwork and we answer the phone with questions.”

West Ocean City Vehicle Tag & Title can create new tags and titles for vehicle purchases, ranging from regular, historic or bay tags. He can provide tags and titles for trailers, scooters, motorcycles, tractor trailers and most other vehicles.

Palmisano can also provide 30-day temporary tags and titles, transfer tags from old vehicles to new ones, accept turned-in tags from previous cars, get tags and titles for owners moving from another state, renew vehicle registrations for either one or two years, and replace tags that are lost or faded.

Transferring titles from another state can cost around $200, and replacing a tag could cost $20.

Palmisano does not do driver’s license verifications.

Store hours for West Ocean City Vehicle Tag & Title are Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday from 12-5 p.m., though appointments can be scheduled with Palmisano outside of those hours.

“Last Friday I was closing and somebody was coming called me and said, ‘I’m on my way there. Can you please wait?’ And I said, ‘Ok,’” he said. “So, I waited. They had just purchased a car in Ocean City and were taking it back to Baltimore where they live. They said their previous transaction was at a place called 12 Minute Tag and Title, but they were gonna call me ‘two-minute tag and title’ because they ran in here and I had it all plugged in.”

For more information, call 410-629-5600.

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