Massachusetts-Assigned Vehicle Identification Number

Title and Salvage Vehicles

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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