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Registry of Motor Vehicles
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What you need for Request personal information in RMV records
To make a request for personal information request, you will need:
- A request for personal information in RMV records form
- The appropriate fee (per record)
- A photocopy of your driver's license/ID or valid professional license
If you wish to obtain "highly restricted" information such as Social Security Number, photo image, or medical information, the form will also need a notarized signature of the person whose information is being requested.
The provisions of the Federal Driver Privacy Protection Act, as amended, 18 U.S.C. §2721 et seq., govern the release of personal information from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). Highly restricted personal information under that law and may not be released to most requestors of information without the notarized written consent of the person to whom the information relates. The requestor must complete the Request for Personal Information in the RMV Records form and obtain a notarized signature of the person whose personal information is being requested on page 4 of the form.
Fees for Request personal information in RMV records
|RMV Record Request (photocopy)||$5||each|
How to request Request personal information in RMV records
Mail the completed form, applicable fee (check or money order payable to MassDOT), and photocopy of your identification to:
Registry of Motor Vehicles
Attention: RMV Court Records Department
P.O. Box 55889
Boston, MA 02205-5889
Allow 7-10 business days for processing. The RMV will send the records to the address provided on your application.
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Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) penalties
18 USC § 2723 provides that anyone who knowingly obtains, discloses, or uses personal information from a motor vehicle record for a purpose not permitted under 18 U.S.C. §2721, shall be liable to the individual to whom the personal information pertains, including:
- An award of the greater of actual damages or liquidated damages of $2500 for each violation.
- Punitive damages upon proof of willful or reckless disregard of the law.
- Reasonable attorneys fees and other litigation costs.
- Such other equitable relief as the court may order.
Anyone requesting the disclosure of personal information who misrepresents his identity or makes a false statement in connection with any request for personal information with the intent to obtain personal information in a manner not authorized by law shall be subject to criminal prosecution, which may include a fine of not more than $5000 or imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not more than one year, or both.