Article - Transportation
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, unless current validation tabs have been issued by the Administration and are displayed on the plates as provided in this subtitle, the registration and the registration plates issued under this title for them expire at midnight on the dates indicated on the registration card issued by the Administration.
(b) (1) The Administration may issue a temporary authorization certificate permitting a vehicle to be driven pending the issuance of current validation tabs.
(2) A temporary authorization certificate:
(i) Shall be issued for a period determined by the Administration not to exceed 15 days; and
(ii) Is not transferable and may not be used on another vehicle other than the one to which it was issued.
(3) A fee for a temporary authorization certificate may be established by the Administration.
(c) The Administration shall adopt rules and regulations to govern the issuance, display, and expiration of registrations, registration cards, registration plates, temporary authorization certificates, and validation tabs.