Please refer to this section if you have purchased a new or used vehicle and are applying for a new registration. Find fee information and instructions on how to register and/or title:
- New vehicles that have never previously been titled
- Vehicles purchased from a Massachusetts retailer or an out-of-state dealer
- Vehicles from a non-dealer
Find out what information should be included on a Bill of Sale to document the sale of a motor vehicle in Massachusetts.
Have questions about auto insurance coverage? Looking for an insurance agent in your area? Find the answers here. Get step-by-step advice on buying auto insurance; information on coverage, discounts, surcharge appeals, Registry of Motor Vehicle (RMV) appeals; tips for teen drivers, and more.
Check out these tips on buying, selling, and financing new, leased, and used cars, motorcycles, vans, and trucks. Find out what to be aware of when taking part in a private party sale and get up-to-speed on the Used Vehicle Warranty, Lemon, Lemon Aid, and Odometer Laws. And research topics on everything from car maintenance to consumer alerts from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
What is the motor vehicle sales and use tax? When is this tax due? Do I have to pay this tax is if I purchased my car in another state? Find answers to these and other questions here. Also learn who is exempt from paying it, how the tax applies to the gift of an auto or vehicle transfers to a business entity or disabled person, how dealer rebates affect the tax, and more.
Purchased a new car recently only to discover it's a "lemon?" Wondering what Term of Protection means? Discover which vehicles are covered by the Lemon Law and which are not and what types of defects qualify. Also learn what manufacturers need to do to repair or replace your lemon or refund your money.
Vanity license plates can be ordered from the RMV for private passenger, commercial, motorcycle, livery, bus, camper or antique vehicles.