Apply for a Massachusetts Identification Card (Mass ID)

The RMV issues 2 forms of ID for non-drivers, 1 of which is a Mass ID card.

Contact

Registry of Motor Vehicles

Phone

From area codes 339, 617, 781, and 857, or from outside Massachusetts

From all other Massachusetts area codes

For people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (in Massachusetts)

The Details

What you need

To apply for a Mass ID you:

  • Must be at least 14 years of age
  • May not hold a valid license in any jurisdiction
  • Must be a resident of Massachusetts

If you are under 18 years of age, you must present the following:

  • 1 document proving date of birth
  • Parental consent on the Class D, M, or D/M License and ID Card Application
  • A Social Security number (SSN) that the RMV can verify with the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) as having been issued to you OR an acceptable Denial Notice from the SSA. If you present a Denial Notice, you must also present proof of acceptable visa status, an I-94 (Record of Arrival and Departure), and a current non-U.S. Passport.

If you are over 18, instead of parental consent you will need documents proving signature and Massachusetts residency. See our list of acceptable documents

This is a Mass ID.
This is a Mass ID.

Fees

Name Fee Unit
Massachusetts ID Card $25 each

How to apply

Bring the completed application, along with all required identification documents and fee to an RMV Service Center.

Most RMV Service Centers accept cash, check, money order, and credit or debit cards. Since payment methods vary by location, check what’s accepted at the site you will be visiting.

 

More info

You will be given a temporary Mass ID, valid for 30 days, at the Service Center, and a permanent Mass ID will be mailed to you within 5–7 days.

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Contact

Phone

From area codes 339, 617, 781, and 857, or from outside Massachusetts

From all other Massachusetts area codes

For people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (in Massachusetts)

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