Wednesday, January 02, 2013

New requirements for motor vehicle registration effective January 1

Proof of Massachusetts residency will be necessary to obtain a registration for a motor vehicle. The new requirements are outlined on the RMV’s website, with a link to a complete list of acceptable documents. A driver’s license number, a Massachusetts ID Card number or a Social Security Number (SSN) is an acceptable document for proof.
Chapter 178 of the Acts of 2012 directs the registrar of motor vehicles to create new regulations no later than January 1, 2013 to implement the new law.  Expect a change in 540 CMR 2.05.
The RMV1 Form should also change to reflect the new law. Registration forms are available from the RMV website.