If you're a AAA member, you can do your most common RMV business at an AAA location.
If you are a Massachusetts resident (or even a non-resident), you must have a valid driver's license to operate a motor vehicle on any public road, highway, or other way permitting access to the public.
If you own or lease a motor vehicle or trailer in Massachusetts, you must meet certain obligations to keep your vehicle legally registered and safe for the road.
Through Medical Affairs, the RMV issues special license plates and placards to people with disabilities who meet certain medical qualifications.
The RMV makes certain exemptions from regular procedures and waives certain fees for military service members, veterans, and their spouses/dependents.
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A motorcycle driver's license (Class M) allows you to operate a motorcycle.
Class A, B, and C licenses, known as commercial driver's licenses (CDLs), allow you to operate large vehicles, like trucks and buses.
If you do not have a Massachusetts driver's license, the RMV can issue you an official identification card: Massachusetts ID or Massachusetts Liquor ID. They do not extend any driving privileges.
The RMV works with business partners to make sure that our roads are safe and drivers are properly credentialed to operate vehicles.
The RMV has the authority, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws and the Code of Massachusetts Regulations, to suspend/revoke your learner's permit or driver's license/right to operate. The RMV can also suspend/revoke your vehicle registration.
You can find information on the RMV's suspension hearing, appeal, and reinstatement processes below.
This section provides the Registry of Motor Vehicles' policies related to alcohol or drug suspensions/revocations.
The RMV maintains records on driving histories, as well as motor vehicle crashes and vehicle registration and titles. You can apply to request copies of some publicly available information.
IRP is a registration agreement among states of the U.S., the District of Columbia, and provinces of Canada. IRP is a program for licensing commercial vehicles traveling in 2 or more IRP jurisdictions.
Learn how to request public records from the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
The RMV's Medical Affairs department is primarily responsible for setting agency policies and procedures regarding physical qualifications for driver's licenses.
The Merit Rating Board (MRB) maintains operator driving records consisting of traffic law violations, at-fault and comprehensive insurance claim records, and out-of-state driving records.
If a vehicle sustains more damage than it is worth, it is considered a total loss and becomes considered salvage.