A Massachusetts-Assigned Vehicle Identification Number is used for Certificate of Title and vehicle registration purposes and is considered the vehicle's identifying number after assignment.
A Massachusetts-Assigned Vehicle Identification Number contains the prefix "MA" and five digits. The Vehicle Identification Number is issued on a pressurized decal with adhesive backing and tamper-proof features. Each decal carries a control number for accountability purposes.
A Massachusetts-Assigned Vehicle Identification Number will be issued for the following:
- Vehicles with a missing or destroyed vehicle identification number
- Vehicles with a new motor
- Replica Vehicles
- Specially-Constructed Vehicles
- Street Rods
- Custom Vehicles
- Glider Kits
- Kit cars
- Homemade trailers with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 3,000 pounds
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