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Apply for compliance decals

Compliance decals are issued to Farm, Repair, and Owner Contractor plate holders only. The purpose of the Compliance decal is to provide evidence on the vehicle itself that a vehicle title has been obtained and the sales tax has been paid (if applicable).

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Important RMV Information for Section 5 Applicants

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Compliance with the decal requirement is a condition of being lawfully registered. A vehicle without the required decal is considered unregistered. In order to qualify for a compliance decal, you must provide all vehicle title and sales tax information on the application. You should not attempt to apply for a compliance decal until you have completed the title process for all vehicles.

A Compliance Decal is not required for an "Implement of Husbandry" as defined in M.G.L. c.90D s.1 -- "Generally, Implements of Husbandry include vehicles or machines used directly and exclusively for agricultural production, such as tractors, plow, backhoes, baler, harrowers, harvester, manure spreaders, and seeder".

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There is no fee to apply for a Compliance Decal.

How to apply   Apply for compliance decals

Complete and sign the Application for Compliance Decals and mail to:

Registry of Motor Vehicles

Attention Section 5 Division

P.O. Box 55897

Boston, MA 02205-5897

Complete and sign the Application for Compliance Decals and fax to 617-507-7974. Completed applications can also be emailed to section.5.registry@state.ma.us

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