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What is Maryland SR22 Insurance

Maryland SR22 car insurance certificate, or financial responsibility insurance form, is a document a driver carries in his vehicle as proof that he is financially responsible for carrying the minimum amount of car insurance as required by law.

Who Needs SR22 Car Insurance?

In the state of Maryland, SR-22 car insurance must be carried by motorists who were involved in an accident and was uninsured at the time and failed to pay compensatory damages; drivers with unsatisfied judgments; drivers whose licenses were revoked for other reasons; or drivers with three or more mandatory insurance violation convictions.

Are There Different Types of SR22 Forms?

There are three types of SR-22 car insurance: Operator, Owner and Operator-Owner. An Operator SR22 form covers drivers who operate but do not own a car. An Owner SR22 form covers drivers who own and operate a car. An Operator’s-Owner SR22 form covers all vehicles owned or not owned by the driver.

Is SR22 Car Insurance Required in Maryland?

The state of Maryland does not require motorists to file a SR-22. Drivers who are required to file a SR22 in another state should continue to do so. Suspension of your driver’s license in another state could result in losing your driving privileges in the state of Maryland.

How Do I File a MD SR22 Car Insurance Form?

You can ask your insurer to file an SR22 with the state requiring the SR22. Your insurer will charge a processing fee, which can vary among agencies. You can go (here) to request a quote from state-authorized agencies in your area. Upon acceptance of the SR22, your insurer will send you the SR22 form. The SR22 must be maintained for one to three years, depending on the insurer, and renewed in a timely manner. If you fail to renew your SR22, the insurer is required by law to notify the State and your driving record will be suspended until the SR22 is reinstated.

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