Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) Alert: Auto Registration Renewals and Reactivations

The RMV is offering a new option that allows customers to reactivate a recently cancelled registration without having to obtain a new plate. (This new option for auto registration renewals and reactivations, replaces the previous “re-registering” procedure in which new plates had to be issued.) As we have done throughout the COVID-19 situation, we want to keep you informed of important changes regarding the RMV as they may affect your personal vehicle or business vehicle. For the continued protection of staff and customers, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) continues to urge drivers to complete transactions online as they are only accepting appointments supporting “essential” business.

For your convenience, we’ve outlined instructions for the new RMV auto registration renewals and reactivations option below.

I need to renew my registration.

McSweeney & Ricci provides Registry Services and participates in the RMV Electronic Vehicles Registration (EVR) program and can process most registration renewals for our clients.  Contact your McSweeney & Ricci Account Manager if the registration for your vehicle is expiring soon, or is already expired. If we are unable to process your registration renewal in our office and it needs to be sent with our runner service, we cannot guarantee a turnaround time, due to delays at the Registry during COVID-19.

auto registration renewals and reactivations

I have my plate and need to reactivate my registration or I need to obtain new plates for a previously registered vehicle.

  1. Complete the Registration and Title Application (RTA) that is required to reactivate your registration.
  2. Include the plate type and plate number for the plate you want to reactivate in “Section A. Service Type”
  3. Select Register previously titled vehicle under “I want to”
  4. You must contact your McSweeney & Ricci Account Manager for an insurance stamp and signature for “Section K”
    1. Policy change date or effective date cannot be more than 30 days old
    2. Include your email address and phone number in the “Section D”
  5. Registration reactivation applications are only being accepted through the mail at this time. (McSweeney & Ricci cannot process reactivations in office)  Mail the completed application to:

Registry of Motor Vehicles

P.O. Box 55895

Boston, MA  02205-5895

  1. An email with a link for payment will be sent to your email address provided, once the transaction is processed.
  2. Once the payment is received, a new Certificate of Registration and decal will be mailed to the mailing address on record.

Your McSweeney & Ricci Account Manager can assist you with the process of reactivation and can answer any questions you may have.

My registration is in a cancelled status. I need to reactivate my registration and I do not have my plate.

  1. Complete the Registration and Title Application (RTA):
  2. Include the plate type and plate number for the plate you cancelled in the “Section A. Service Type”
  3. Select change plate on existing vehicle with no amendments under “I want to”
  4. Contact your McSweeney & Ricci Account Manager for an insurance stamp and signature for “Section K”
    1. Policy change date or effective date cannot be more than 30 days old
    2. Include your email address and phone number in “Section D9”
  5. Registration reactivation applications are only being accepted through the mail at this time. (McSweeney & Ricci cannot process reactivations in office) Mail the completed application to:

Registry of Motor Vehicles

P.O. Box 55895

Boston, MA  02205-5895

  1. An email with a link for payment will be sent to your email address provided, once the transaction is processed.
  2. Once the payment is received, a new plate, Certificate of Registration and decal will be mailed to the mailing address the RMV has on record.

Important Reminders:

The RMV is open for appointments supporting essential transactions only.

  • Since March 27th, the RMV has enforced a strict “no walk-in policy” at its 8 open Service Centers in Massachusetts.
  • Click here for definitions of essential and non-essential appointments.
  • Appointments for essential transactions, must be made online prior to visiting an RMV location, at Mass.Gov/RMV
  • Please note: If you arrive for a reservation and it is unclear if your transaction supports an “essential service,” RMV Management has the right to refuse to process the transaction.
  • Prior to beginning any new transactions, visit http://www.mass.gov/rmv as the RMV (Registry of Motor Vehicles) offers over forty transactions that can be completed online. For the convenience of drivers and due to the current state of emergency, many Registry deadlines have been extended until Governor Baker’s state of emergency order is lifted.

We’re Here for You

Your McSweeney & Ricci Account Manager is available to answer any questions and help guide you through registry transactions and procedures, during the Coronavirus crisis. We understand these processes may seem confusing and extended wait times are frustrating. We are committed to doing all we can to our assist our clients during these challenging times and always.

Please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you in any way possible.

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