Massachusetts drivers take note: Registry of Motor Vehicles services are changing


The economy is taking its toll in many ways – one of them being that states are looking to tighten budgets and streamline state services. The budget is taking a toll on Mass Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) services that many drivers have come to rely on. For example, the RMV no longer mails license renewal notices – it will be up to drivers to keep track of license expiration dates and to renew at least seven days prior to expiration. Your license renews on your birthday.
In addition, the RMV recently announced the closure of 11 MA RMV offices and a shift to 5 additional “mitigation” centers. The branches that closed or are closing include: Lowell, North Attleboro, Cambridgeside Galleria, New Bedford, Springfield (Eastfield Mall), Southbridge, Framingham, Falmouth, Eastham, Beverly, and Boston (Chinatown).
New new full and express mitigation offices will be located at: MTA Charlton Turnpike Center (full), MTA Natick Service Plaza (express), MHD Canal Visitor Center (express), MHD Peabody (express), and a location in Boston to be announced.
See a map of the new MA RMV
RMV reminds drivers that 18 transactions are now available online in the Express Lane. The RMV plans to partner with libraries to offer ways to help those people who aren’t yet taking advantage of online services help in earning how to navigate online. Online services include:

  • Change Your Address
  • Free FAST LANE sign up
  • License Inquiry
  • Permit Inquiry
  • Mass/Liquor ID Inquiry
  • Order Special Plates
  • Organ and Tissue Donor
  • Pay Citations (Tickets)
  • Registration Inquiry
  • Renew Your Driver’s License
  • Renew Your Mass ID
  • Renew Your Registration
  • Replace Your Driver’s License
  • Replace Your Mass ID
  • Request a Driving Record
  • Request a Duplicate Registration
  • Title/Lien Inquiry
  • Verify Your Driver’s Ed Certificate