Log in links for this page

Request a RMV history search or photocopies

If you would like to trace the history of a vehicle, you may request a copy of either the RMV computer record of the previous owner(s) or photocopies of the actual title application and supporting documents.
The RMV will mail your documents within 7-10 business days after receipt of your request.

Registry of Motor Vehicles

Online

Ask the RMV Ask the RMV 

The Details   of Request a RMV history search or photocopies

What you need   for Request a RMV history search or photocopies

To request a title history search or to request photocopies of title transaction documents, you must submit the following to the Registry of Motor Vehicles:

License/ID holder or Vehicle Owners:

Authorized Recipients or DPPA Permitted Users:

  1. A completed Request for Personal Information application
  2. A photocopy of your license/state issued ID.
  3. Applicable fee(s)

Fees   for Request a RMV history search or photocopies

Name Fee Unit
Title application for copies of RMV-1 and other documents $10 each
RMV Record Request (photocopy) $5 each

How to request   Request a RMV history search or photocopies

Mail the completed application, a photocopy of your license/state issued ID and applicable fees (check or money order) payable to MassDOT to:

Registry of Motor Vehicles
Attention: Mail Listings
PO BOX 55885
Boston, MA 02205-5885

Allow 7 - 10 days for processing.

Contact   for Request a RMV history search or photocopies

Online
Ask the RMV Ask the RMV 

Help Us Improve Mass.gov  with your feedback

Please do not include personal or contact information.
Feedback