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Renew your vehicle or trailer registration

All motor vehicles or trailers must maintain a valid registration with the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). Vehicle registrations must be renewed every 1 or 2 years depending on the plate type.
Online or by mail: Allow at least 10 days to receive your registration and plate decals in the mail. In person: You will receive them once your transaction is processed.

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What you need for Renew your vehicle or trailer registration

To renew your vehicle or trailer registration, you must have an active insurance policy for your vehicle or trailer. Your registration renewal application that is mailed to you will tell you whether you have an active insurance policy on file with the RMV. If you don’t have an active policy, you must get your application stamped by your insurance agent to show proof of insurance.

You will not receive a renewal application and you can't renew your registration if:

  • Your vehicle/trailer registration is suspended or revoked
  • You have unpaid parking tickets, excise tax, or EZ-Pass violations

You can check your vehicle/trailer registration status to find out whether you can renew.

Fees for Renew your vehicle or trailer registration

Registration fees vary by plate type. Refer to our Schedule of Fees.

How to renew Renew your vehicle or trailer registration

To renew your vehicle or trailer registration online, you will need:

  • Your driver’s license number
  • Last 4 digits of your Social Security number
  • Email address
  • Applicable fee

To renew your vehicle or trailer registration by mail, send your completed application (with insurance stamp, if applicable) along with a check or money order payable to MassDOT to:

Registry of Motor Vehicles

Attention: Mail-In Registration Department
PO Box 55891
Boston, MA 02205-5891

Beginning Monday 9/19/22, RMV Service Center locations (with the exception of Chicopee), will accept walk-in service for registration related transactions including vehicle registrations and titles, registration transfers.

Customers are encouraged to continue to conduct RMV registration transactions by working through their insurance agents and auto dealers who are able to complete bulk transactions in-person through Business 2 Business (B2B) services (Chicopee RMV is strictly a B2B location and walk-ins cannot be conducted), electronically use the Electronic Vehicle Registration (EVR) Program, or AAA site, if you are a member.

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Vehicle/trailer registration renewal form

If you did not receive an application in the mail, you may download and complete the vehicle/trailer registration renewal form.

Leased vehicles

If you are leasing a vehicle or trailer, the RMV will send the renewal application to the leasing company. You should get that application from the leasing company and renew the registration through one of the methods listed above. The new registration and plate decal will be mailed to you and a copy of the registration (without the plate decal) will be sent to the leasing company.

Registration or plate decal not received

If you renewed your registration online or by mail and have not received it in the mail, call the RMV's Contact Center.

Commercial Bulk and Fleet Renewals

The peak commercial vehicle registration renewal period occurs at the end of each calendar year. To guarantee all renewal transactions are processed on time, it is important to review the following documents. Renew your commercial registrations online now and avoid delays.

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