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.
You will receive your Mass ID in the mail in 5-7 days once transaction has been completed.

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.

See the Mass ID card checklist for 17 years and younger.

If you are over 18, instead of parental consent you will need documents proving signature and Massachusetts residency. See our list of acceptable documents. See the Mass ID card checklist for 18 years and older.

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.

 

You cannot process a Mass ID application online. However, you can complete the application online by answering a series of questions. At the end of the questionnaire, you will be provided with a complete application and list of required documents that you will need to bring with you to an RMV Service Center.

Next steps

Receiving Your Mass ID

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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