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Request personal information in RMV records

A copy of most RMV records is available to the general public, but access is limited by privacy laws and regulations.

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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:

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.

Fees for Request personal information in RMV records

Name Fee Unit
RMV Record Request (photocopy) $5 each

How to request Request personal information in RMV records

Mail the completed form, applicable fee, and photocopy of your identification to:

Registry of Motor Vehicles

Attention: RMV Court Records Department

P.O. Box 55889

Boston, MA 02205-5889

Next steps for Request personal information in RMV records

Processing time

Allow sufficient time 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.

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