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Request a title history search

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

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From area codes 339, 617, 781, and 857, or from outside Massachusetts

From all other Massachusetts area codes

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What you need

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:

 

Fees

Name Fee Unit
Title application for copies of RMV-1 and other documents $10 each
RMV computer record request $5 each

How to request

Mail the application(s) and applicable fees to:

Registry of Motor Vehicles

Attn: Title Division

PO BOX 55885

Boston, MA 02205-5885

 

 

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Phone

From area codes 339, 617, 781, and 857, or from outside Massachusetts

From all other Massachusetts area codes

For people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (in Massachusetts)

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