- Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV)
The RMV handles driver licensing and vehicle registration.
- RMV Branch Finder
Find an RMV office near you.
- E-ZPass MA
E-ZPass provides customers with electronic toll collection through the use of a transponder. Find information including how to apply online, payment options, and fees.
Traffic Laws and Learning to Drive
- Massachusetts Driver's Manual
Learn safety guidelines and basic driving skills, as well as laws and regulations for driving in Massachusetts. The learner’s permit exam is based on the information this manual.
State Traffic Laws
- Major Traffic Violations
See all major traffic violations that apply to driving in Massachusetts.
- Minor Traffic Violations
See all minor traffic violations.
- Safe Driving Law
The Safe Driving Law restricts cellphone use while driving. Familiarize yourself with Massachusetts requirements.
- Headlight Law
Drivers in Massachusetts must turn on their headlights from 30 minutes before sunset to 30 minutes after sunrise, as well as whenever they need to use their windshield wipers or visibility is less than 500 feet.
Find a Driver's Ed Course
- Driver's Education
Locate an RMV-approved driving school near you, including advanced classes and classes for students with disabilities.
Getting or Renewing Your Driver’s License
- Getting a License
Find information on obtaining, changing, or renewing a Massachusetts driver’s license, including getting a learner’s permit, learning to drive, or replacing a lost or stolen license.
- Get Your Driver's License
Find information on getting your driver’s license, including scheduling a road test, ID requirements, and RMV fees.
Renew, Get a Duplicate, or Convert Out-of-State Licenses Online
- RMV Online Branch
Find information on RMV’s online services including renewing your license, getting a duplicate driver’s license, and converting an out-of-state license.
Change Your Address
- Address Change
Change the address listed on your driver’s license, learner’s permit, or state ID.
Get Veteran Designation
- Veteran Designation on Driver's Licenses and ID Cards
Find information on how to receive a veteran designation on your driver’s license, learner’s permit, or state ID. See the Owning a Car category for information on veteran license plates.
Find information about commuter programs like carpooling, vanpooling, and the free NuRide carpool matching tool, as well as tools and information for employers.
- Park and Ride Map
Find places to park your car when carpooling to work.
- MBTA and Commuter Rail Parking
Find parking near any MBTA station or route, view parking rules and regulations, sign up for a monthly permit, and manage parking tickets.
Titles, Registration, and Vehicle Safety Checks
Get a Title or Register a Vehicle
- Vehicle Titles
Find general information on vehicle titles, order a new title, apply for a duplicate title, or trace a vehicle’s title history.
- Vehicle Registration
Learn how to register a new or used car, transfer an existing registration, renew your current registration, or cancel a registration.
Get Special License Plates
- Veteran and Military Plates
Find information on receiving veteran and military plates for passenger vehicles and motorcycles.
- Disability Parking Plates and Placards
Find information on receiving a state-issued disability plate or disability placard, including eligibility and application forms.
Get a Safety Check
- Massachusetts Vehicle Check
All vehicles driven on Massachusetts roads must pass an annual safety inspection. Locate an inspection station near you, review basic inspection information, and find vehicle maintenance tips.
- Auto Consumer Guides
Find information and guides from the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR), including buying and selling a car in Massachusetts, auto insurance, auto repair, and lemon laws.
- Auto and Vehicle Insurance
Learn about auto and vehicle insurance in Massachusetts with guides from the Attorney General's Office (AGO), including auto insurance basics and what to know when shopping for auto insurance.
Fuel and Energy Information
- Energy, Utilities, and Clean Technologies
Find information about fuel prices and vehicles that use alternative fuels, such as biodiesel and electric vehicles.
Motor Vehicle Taxes
Sales-Use Tax for Vehicles
- Motor Vehicle Sales-Use Tax Requirements
Learn about how sales-use tax applies to buying and selling motor vehicles, including how to reduce the tax due, and sales-use tax exemptions.
- Motor Vehicle Sales-Use Tax Exemption Forms
Excise Tax for Vehicles
- Motor Vehicle Excise Tax
Find information about Massachusetts’s annual motor vehicle and trailer excise tax, including the answers to frequently asked questions and a guide from the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
- Motor Vehicle Tax Exemptions for Veterans
Find information about motor vehicle tax exemptions for disabled veterans and ex-prisoners of war.
- Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
The MBTA provides bus, subway, boat, and commuter rail services in the Greater Boston area. Check schedules and maps, plan your trip, purchase tickets, and more.
- Accessibility at the T
Find accessibility information for MBTA services, including access guides, reduced fare programs, and a training session on using accessible services.
Public Transportation across Massachusetts
- Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) in Massachusetts
Find out which RTA services your area and visit their websites to find details on fares, schedules, programs for seniors or people with disabilities, and other transit information.
- Regional Transit Authority Contacts for Fixed-Route and Paratransit Services
Find contact information for paratransit and fixed-route services across the state.
Find a Carpool Program
Find information about commuter programs like carpooling, vanpooling, and the free NuRide carpool matching tool.
- Volunteer Driver Programs
Find local volunteer driver programs for seniors and individuals with disabilities, and view a volunteer driver programs map.
- Ride Match
Browse a regional directory of transportation options for seniors, people with disabilities, school-aged students, veterans, or anyone needing a ride in Southeastern Massachusetts.
- Air, Train, Sea, and Bus Transportation to and from Massachusetts
Find transportation services going in and out of Massachusetts.
- Airports in Massachusetts
Find an airport in Massachusetts, including Boston Logan International Airport, Worcester Regional Airport, and Hanscom Field Airport.
- Boat, OHV, and Snowmobile Registration Bureau
Responsible for registering motorboats, snowmobiles, and recreational vehicles. Find instructions for first-time registration or renew your registration online.
- Recreational Vehicle Sales Tax
Sales tax is required by the 20th of the month after you purchase a boat or a recreational or snow vehicle. Find forms and information and file online through MassTaxConnect.
- Massachusetts Bicycle Laws
Find information on Massachusetts bicycle laws.
- Commuting by Bike
Find resources for biking to work, including the emergency ride home program, travel logging and rewards, and bike-sharing programs.
- Bike Paths and Trails
Find public bike paths and trails throughout Massachusetts as well as trail maps and state parks and forests open to mountain biking.
- Office of Fishing & Boating Access (OFBA)
Provides boat and canoe access sites, shore fishing areas, and sport fishing piers throughout Massachusetts. Find access sites, OFBA events and permits, and OFBA rules and regulations.
- Boating Safety Information
Find free Boat Massachusetts safety courses, review safety law summaries, print and complete a float plan , and print and file a boating accident report .
- Motor Boat Registration FAQ
Find additional information on motor boat registration, including registration requirements, title certificates, boat trailer registration, and buying or selling a boat.
- No Discharge Zones (NDZs)
Boat sewage is banned in all Massachusetts waters. Find boat pumpout facilities in coastal Massachusetts and requirements for boaters in NDZs.
- Marine Permit Application
Request an application for a marine permit to hold a boating event.
- Boat Insurance
Find consumer information on buying boat insurance, including risks to your boat and why you may want to consider boat insurance.
Motorcycles and Mopeds
- RMV Motorcycle Manual
Find information for owning and operating a motorcycle in Massachusetts, including learner's permit and licensing requirements, helmet and equipment laws, and special rules for motorcycles.
- Getting a Motorcycle License
Find procedures for obtaining a Class M motorcycle license, locate rider training schools, schedule your road test, and pay road test and license fees online.
- Motorcycle Registration
Register a motorcycle, renew your motorcycle registration, transfer a motorcycle registration, or cancel a registration.
- Motorcycle Safety Inspections
All vehicles driven on Massachusetts roads must pass an annual safety inspection. Locate an inspection station near you and review general inspection information.
- Moped Definitions and Requirements
Find legal definitions for motorized bicycles or mopeds as well as operating requirements and restrictions.
- Moped Registration Form
Fill out and submit this form to a full-service RMV center to register a moped in Massachusetts.
Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) and Snowmobiles
- Recreational Vehicle Safety
Find safety information and legal requirements for OHVs and snowmobiles, including safety laws, accident reports, and OHV Safety Courses required for drivers under 18 years of age.
- State Properties Open for Off-Road Vehicles
Find public properties open to OHVs as well as information on trail permits, riding seasons, and required safety equipment.
- State Properties Open for Snowmobiling
Find public properties open to snowmobiling as well as the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) rules of conduct.
Cities and Towns
Find your city or town for information on parking tickets, utilities, “doing business as” certificates, property and vehicle excise tax, and other resources.