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Check the status of your vehicle registration

You need a valid registration to legally drive your vehicle. If you are unsure of your vehicle's registration status, you can check with the RMV.

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What you need for Check the status of your vehicle registration

To check your vehicle's registration status, you will need your plate type and vehicle registration number.

You can obtain the following information:

  • Registration status
  • Registration expiration date
  • Vehicle information (year, make, model)
  • Last vehicle inspection date and result
  • Insurance information

How to check Check the status of your vehicle registration

The easiest and quickest way to check your vehicle's registration status is online. You will need your plate type and registration number.

The following vehicle registration types are not available online:

  • Dealer/manufacturer
  • Repair
  • Farm
  • Owner contractor
  • Transport

For these plate types, contact the RMV's Section 5 Department at (857) 368-8030.

For apportioned plates, contact the RMV's International Registration Plan (IRP) Department at (857) 368-8120.

You can contact the Registry of Motor Vehicle's Contact Center to check your vehicle's registration status. You will need your plate type and registration number.

(857) 368-8000 
From area codes 339, 617, 781, and 857, or from outside Massachusetts

(800) 858-3926
From all other Massachusetts area codes

TTY: (877) 768-8833
For people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (in Massachusetts)

More info for Check the status of your vehicle registration

If you ordered a renewal or replacement of your vehicle registration and have not received it in the mail, call the RMV's Contact Center. 

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