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Renew your vehicle or trailer registration
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Registry of Motor Vehicles
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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
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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.
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.
The peak vehicle registration renewal period occurs at the end of each calendar year. In order to best serve you, we are providing guidelines for submission of your fleet registration renewal applications. To guarantee all renewal transactions are processed on time, it is important that you follow the instructions on the Fleet Letter that can be found below. We also want to remind you that you can renew your registrations now – avoid delays and renew today.