How to Easily Renew the Registration of Your Car

Car Registration Renewal How to Easily Renew the Registration of Your Car

Renew Your Massachusetts Vehicle Registration From Home With DoNotPay

Some tasks must be done in person, but with so many options, it can be hard to keep up with what you can do from your home. Fortunately, the Massachusetts RMV allows many of its transactions to be handled digitally. If you need to renew the Massachusetts registration on your vehicle, DoNotPay can help you do so.

Ways to Renew Your Registration

Massachusetts residents who need to renew their vehicle registration can do so three ways:

  • In-person
  • By mail
  • Online

Renew in Person

The Massachusetts RMV allows walk-in service for registration renewal. Appointments cannot be made for the service because they can be performed online or mail. If you want to renew in person but want to avoid the lines that come with being a walk-in, you can make an appointment with your local AAA office. Confirm that your location offers registration renewals as services vary. Appointments can be made up to two weeks in advance.

Renew by Mail

If you are renewing by mail, you will need a completed registration and title application and an active insurance policy on file with the RMV. If you do not receive an application by mail, you are not eligible to renew for one of two reasons:

  1. You have a vehicle with a suspended or revoked registration
  2. You have EZ-Pass violations, unpaid parking tickets, or excise tax

If you don't have an active policy, your insurance agent must stamp your application to show proof of insurance. Send your application materials to Registry of Motor Vehicles, Attention: Mail-In Registration Department, PO Box 55891, Boston, MA 02205-5891. Checks and money orders are accepted.

Renew Online

To renew online, you need an email address, your driver's license number, and the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you are unable to renew online, you can check for any holds on your registration with the RMV.

If you renew in person, you will receive your new certificate immediately. If you renew by mail or online and your certificate is delayed, you can call the RMV's Contact Center. Registration is good for up to two years, but you must have your vehicle inspected annually. There is a $35 fee for the inspection, which can be done at any of the 1,800 locations throughout the state.

Massachusetts Registration Fees

Passenger vehicles pay a $60 registration fee for two years. If your registration was suspended or revoked, there is a $100 fee to get it reinstated.

There is a $25 fee to get a duplicate registration certificate or decal if you lose the one that was originally issued to you. You need both the certificate and the decal to drive your vehicle legally. The certificate can be printed immediately, but your decal will take up to 10 days to arrive in the mail.

A valid insurance policy is required to operate a vehicle in Massachusetts. If the RMV learns that the policy on file has been canceled, your registration will be suspended or revoked. A suspension notice will be mailed to you, and you will have ten days to provide proof of a valid policy. There is a $50 fee to reinstate a registration if it was revoked for insurance cancellation.

If you must cancel your registration, you may be able to get a refund on the fees. Canceling within the first ten days could get you a full refund. If you cancel after the first ten days but before the seventh month of your registration effective date, you could get up to 50% of your registration fee back after a $15 administrative fee is taken out.

How to Renew Your Registration in DoNotPay

If you want to renew your vehicle registration in Massachusetts but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in five easy steps:

  1. Go to the Renew Car Registrations product on DoNotPay.

  2. Answer a few questions about your current vehicle, including the license plate number, vehicle identification number, make and model, etc.

  3. Verify your identity with a state driver's license and registration documents.

  4. Decide how long you want to extend the renewal for (if your state offers multiple options).

  5. Pay the registration fee (or let us automatically calculate it if you aren't sure).

DoNotPay can help you get your car registration renewed across all 50 states below:

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