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Vehicle Certificate of Title

Find out what you need to obtain a duplicate, change information, or check the status of a vehicle's Certificate of Title.


A Certificate of Title for a motor vehicle is a legal document issued by a state to certify the vehicle's ownership. The Massachusetts title law requires that all motor vehicles and trailers be titled within 10 days of purchase. Passenger vehicles with a model year of 1980 and older, purchased before November 26, 1990 are exempt from titling. Trailers that are 3,000 pounds or less are also exempt and do not need a title.

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